How awesome to meet another Christian that thinks much like I do!Originally Posted by cojo
I gotta tell you, one of my earliest memories of vegetarianism was during my confirmation, in about 6th grade. The pastor (who BTW is a woman) mentioned she is a vegetarian because she loves and respects the animals that God made to live on Earth with us. I thought that was pretty cool. I love the John Wesley quote as he is the founder of Methodism which is my religion.
I think the Bible verse that affects me significantly is "that which you do to the least of these you do unto me". That means defending the helpless and the innocent, providing compassion and mercy, and that is my view toward animals.
I'm a strong Christian and I just can't resolve the way they treat animals in animal testing and factory farms with the teachings of Christianity. Around here in Buffalo especially, chicken barbeques are a frequent gathering at churches. I'll go to my next church's barbeque to socialize, but I will not take any part in the chicken-carcass part of it.
Oy, I have been there for a year, we are all even working on a 'quilt of love' together for a mother whose baby died a month ago. I already sent in my quilt block and the quilt is almost finished. I have gotten to know these women so well, and for them to go and just delete my signature without talking to me about it, I find that highly offensive. I am thinking time for 'ADIOS!'