Wednesday, July 13, 2005

on being a vegetarian, part 4

wasn't planning on a veggie update this soon, but some recent events prompted one.


last night, some friends hosted a bbq for another friend's birthday. i went, planning on just conspicuously eating whatever i could. when i got there, rachel (who was planing the bbq and happens to be a cutie) told me how her and her roommates spent an hour trying to figure out what they could barbecue for me.partly because of me, they added bbq'd pineapple and corn-on-the-cob onto the menu. while it was really sweet and thoughtful of them, i'm not sure what i like better: having them care enough to consider what i could or couldn't eat, or just being able to keep my diet on the down-low and not have it be any sort of attention-getter. sure, sometimes i like to be the center of attention (especially in my philosophy classes), however i don't especially care for my vegetarianism being my stand-out feature.


i guess my thoughts on being a vegetarian have given some people a push to try it out. bryant is giving it a try right now. changing the world, one post at a time.


out of nowhere today, my friends at work started trying to scripture-bash vegetarianism with me. there i was, someone who doesn't even believe all of the scriptures, looking up verses on lds.org to shut them up. of course, they gave me the same replies that jehovah's witnesses and evangelicals gave me on my mission. you are just taking them out of context! yet, they never care to explain how.


that somehow eventually turned into a discussion on cannibalism. i guess it was my comment that humans are the only animals that can give another animal permission to be eaten. does anyone know if consensual cannibalism is legal? not that i'm interested.

speaking of consensual people eating. here is a crazy couple that decided to bite off eachothers fingers instead of exchanging rings. yeah, that's pretty messed up.

12 comments:

  1. The other day my friends who are vegans and in a band went to Taco Bell after one of their shows. They really dress up for their shows - boys in dresses and make-up and everything. They asked for a substitution in their burritos - they wanted beans and potatoes, no cheese. Well when they got their meals, they were regular steak burritos. So they took them back and the manager got them replacements. But here's the kicker: one of the employees asked, "So, you're vegetarian" and then said, "You're all going to hell." Ah, the joys of vegetarianism in Utah County.

    We had a bbq a while ago with shish kebabs with marinated tofu. I don't like tofu unless it's prepared well , but these were delicious. That was sweet of your friends to think of you and add non-meat options. I love bbq'd corn.

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  2. when some numbnuts working at taco bell tells me i am going to go to hell, that i when i know it is time to leave this forsaken valley.

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  3. What do you expect from a culture that kills anything that moves, skips school to go deer hunting, barbecues at the drop of a hat, and is governed by fat stake presidents who call YOU unhealthy for disobeying the "law of the Lord" (which, by the way, says meat is only to be used in time of famine--but we'll just overlook that one. They do.)

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  4. According to this blog it would seem there is evidence D&C 89 is not wrong. It's a little
    ironic that you are making a name for your-
    self as a face-value scripture obeyer, but sorta
    cool, too.

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  5. According to this blog it would seem there is evidence D&C 89 is not wrong. It's a little ironic that you are making a name for your-self as a face-value scripture obeyer

    i'm quite lost here. where did i make either of these claims?

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  6. Since you seem to be making the Word of Wisdom a pretty big part of your vegetarianism I'm just wondering how you decide which scriptures to follow if you don't believe some of them to be correct, yet allow others to make changes in your life.

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  7. i didn't claim you made either of those claims.

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  8. I'm just wondering how you decide which scriptures to follow

    i roll dice. i also try that by their fruits thing. i think jesus said something about it.


    i didn't claim you made either of those claims.

    claim #1 "According to this blog it would seem there is evidence D&C 89 is not wrong."
    claim #2 "you are making a name for your-self as a face-value scripture obeyer"

    now i'm confused

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  9. Those weren't claims. Maybe I have this wrong but I think this is the chronology:
    goes vegetarian>has personal/spiritual crisis>begins to come out of crisis

    About the other thing you seemed to be using the words of the prophets, scriptural and otherwise to defend your dietary choices.

    That's all I was saying...

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  10. if those weren't claims, i wouldn't know what to call them. anyways, sorry to say this freud, but youre wrong. my doubts began long before my vegetarianism. if anything, my doubts began when i started proscribing to a rather strict materialist view.

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  11. I didn't mean your doubts, I meant your breakdown-type thing when stuff came to a head, which you blogged.

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  12. You are all retards. Vegetarianism is evil according to Allah. Your scriptures are blasphemy. Meat...mmm...good...

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