I’ve always loved everything Peta does, and have been a strong follower of vegetarianism for almost 6 years now, but a few months ago I was in a RE (Religious Education) lesson, and my teacher asked us where we thought christianity stood on vegetarianism. I thought to myself that God didn’t put animals on this earth for us to slaughter them, they are not ours to kill, and voiced this opinion- but then she showed us various quotes from the Bible which did not support the vegetarian argument. This left me questioning myself, my diet and everything I feel so strongly about. I’m sorry if you think this is silly, but I’m just looking for guidance on a big issue from something I’ve always supported. Maybe you know the answer. Thanks.
This is so NOT silly. I am LDS and all of my leaders think I’m crazy. I believe that God did not put animals on this earth for us to use and abuse. They are His children just as much as you and I are.
Also, in my religion, we have a book called The Book of Mormon. We use it in addition to the bible. There is a verse this book that states we should “eat meat sparingly.” So whenever somebody comes at me with the whole religious argument (and it happens regularly) I show them that verse(:
Good luck, and I personally think you made the right choice to be vegetarian (:
I’ve been in the same position before. I’ve been raised catholic all my life, but I’ve been a vegetarian for nine years now. I don’t believe that God cares whether I follow a strict diet or not. I choose not to eat meat because I think it’s wrong. How could a loving and just God support such cruelty and suffering? I don’t think God considers it a sin that I want to put an end to cruelty and suffering.
The bibles can be used to both support and condemn eating meat.
The bibles are now well known for their self-contradiction.
As a former devout Christian, my advice is to read your bible from start to finish.
If you’re like me (and many, many others) you’ll be able to see that the bibles are the work of men, written with no influence from any supreme being.