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#1 Old 06-17-2007, 01:20 AM
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I don't agree with what's posted on this blog site:

What's your take on this?
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#2 Old 06-17-2007, 01:34 AM
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Yeah, that and everything else in the modern world.
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#3 Old 06-17-2007, 03:58 AM
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I find it hard to believe that one's culture is purely defined by unethical treatment of animals.
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Slavery was part of Greek culture.

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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Every change to culture "kills cultures." It also forms new ones. That's just how change works. If there is some kind of problem in that I'm not seeing it.
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I tend to agree with Scythe. While the efforts to preserve certain parts of cultures can be interpreted as noble it just a fact of life that culture change over the years. Hell, we'd still be living in the stone age if cultures didn't change over the years. No, technological innovations don't equate with cultural change but the incorporation of them into our lives does to a very large extent.

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#7 Old 06-17-2007, 06:15 AM
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the blogger is really funny!

that's what exactly been telling her .. too bad my comment on her blog isn't approved yet (by her)

and this is what she replied about changes being part of a culture, because someone posted this:

a culture isnt really a culture if it is static and incapable of change-so in small changes and if meat can be replaced then the world can become more vegetarian without cultural vandalism.

She's so dumb that she tought the commenter was agreeing on her, so she replied:

^But that isnt the case, sadly. Apparently, theres cultural mutilation going on Certain groups call some groups names and other undesirable adjectives because the practice is against their belief. But then going purely veggie is just unhealthy as consuming too much meat.

Balanced diet(A diet that includes vegetables and an ample amount of meat, seafood, salt, sugar, wheat, etc), not purely [insert diet plan here].

And she even posted links about anti-vegetarianism:

Here are some interesting articles regarding vegetarianism and meat consumption

I would suggest rebutting her on her blog site, hehehe.. oh well.. im too bad.. but she's as bad as me as if she wants to encourage people not to be vegetarian!
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#8 Old 06-17-2007, 07:38 AM
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An ample amount of SUGAR? This person sounds suspiciously like that woman who thinks we should all be eating more lard and bacon. You know, the one who wrote a big anti-vegan rant in the New York Times.

ETA I just read her, she is a total idiot. Sure, she's killing animals and eating their flesh. But if she didn't, her culture would implode! ZOMG!
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#9 Old 06-17-2007, 08:00 PM
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Not only is the blogger seemingly of the belief that culture is everything, she's also dead wrong. You can cook vegetarian for any culture. And not just Asian cultures, Tofu marinara is not bad if you do it right. Mexican bean dishes are both plentiful and delicious, and even "touch, beef-eating" southwestern cuisine can be veggie-ized. Not to mention, of course, that sometimes you have to suck it up. I don't complain about how my culture has been destroyed because I can't check my beaver traps before I go watch them hang a black man for kissing my cousin and finally top the night off by getting drunk and shooting up the natives. Why? Because it would be INSANE! But definitely authentically cultural.
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