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Doesn't mean the Muslim kids won't ever know what a Christmas tree is, or that the vegetarian kid will never know what roast beef is.
2ndly @ ATS the vitriol directed against vegetarians in this thread is pretty mighty considering that I was far more shocked by the revisionism than by vegetarianism itself! I am deeply shocked by what has happened by sharing my simple raw outburst to myself and I in no way intended it to apply to all vegetarians at all and I apologize to all vegetarians for this!
Can we please focus on the revisionism ... should we allow parents to rewrite culture and ethics and history?
reply to post by Restricted
As just one example
You can eat a varied diet and your body will take from that all that is necessary to give you protein
How do you think cows get their protein? Or rabbits - or sparrows - or goldfish...
All God's children are made of protein - and most get it from somewhere besides McDonalds or KFC
:-)edit on 3/16/2014 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)
reply to post by ketsuko
Seems pretty simple to me. "That's beef, that's hamburger, that's ham, that's pork, that's chicken."
Oh, but we can't have roast beef in the nursery rhyme? I think that was my point.
Studies at Harvard University as well as other studies conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various European countries, confirmed vegetarian diets provide sufficient protein intake as long as a variety of plant sources are available and consumed.Proteins are composed of amino acids, and a common concern with protein acquired from vegetable sources is an adequate intake of the essential amino acids, which cannot be synthesised by the human body. While dairy and egg products provide complete sources for ovo-lacto vegetarian, several vegetable sources have significant amounts of all eight types of essential amino acids, including lupin beans, soy, hempseed, chia seed,amaranth, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds spirulina,pistachios,and quinoa. However, the essential amino acids can also be obtained by eating a variety of complementary plant sources that, in combination, provide all eight essential amino acids (e.g. brown rice and beans, or hummus and whole wheat pita, though protein combining in the same meal is not necessary). A 1994 study found a varied intake of such sources can be adequate.
reply to post by OpinionatedB
It's about what works for your family. I'm certainly not in favor of changing a traditional song or nursery rhyme and forcing the whole world to follow that change. I'm also not in favor of making a mother/family feel bad for adapting something for their own use. I don't think you're in favor of that either, so I think we pretty much agree.
...so she very much expects the world to conform to her.
I don't want to offend B with this example, but this would be as if the OP's daughter had married a Muslim man, and he expected the OP not to put up a Christmas tree or celebrate Christmas in any way around his family, even when his family visited the OP's house because his faith did not allow him to do so i.e. imposing his worldview on all others around him.
It would be one thing for him to not celebrate Christmas in his own house and perfectly understandable, but it is quite another for him to require that his nonmuslim in-laws conform to this standard as well if they don't wish to do so.