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To eat meat is to be carnivorous. I don't think that was the intention
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
reply to post by interestedalways
Read the book again?
First off - if you're being snippy - why not knock it off right now.
Secondly - the "book" doesnt have "the answers"
so reading it again wont produce a difference of opinion from me. I know what it says - who doesnt know genesis most of all from people who study the bible?
Im no biblica scholar, but i've tried "reading the bible" from page 1 to the end and i ALWAYS loose interest after genesis
so needless to say - i've read Genesis a few times.
Im no expert
given dominion over the animals - doesnt say you can or cant eat animals
later on, many times in the bible, it talks about eating meat, and when you can and cannot do it
so why would God change God's mind if God didnt want us to eat meat in the first place?
Who said god changed his mind? Man changed god's mind cause meat tasted good so they wrote it in the book. God never once told me what to eat. But once when I told a lie and looked in the mirror gloating about it his presence surrounded me and he/she/it allowed me to understand that a being of love was around and wanted me to know right and wrong. The feeling was of "knowing" that God is and God is Watching.
If eating meat was original sin
why would God tell us later on in the bible to commit sin?
Just maybe original sin was seperating from god and splitting into male and female and feeling sexual urges to satisfy and procreate. After seperating we all long to return to back to the perfect wholeness of male female beingness. Eating meat just took it to the next level of animilistic survival rather cooperation and LOVE, the love that comes from being complete and not eating or being naked or having sex or making judgements as to right and wrong, like should we eat meat!
Hunter, protector, warrior
To eat meat = canivorous
Gentle, evolved, water to wine
To eat greens = vegetarian
to eat both = omnivore
There are omnivores in the animal kindgom.....so why couldnt humans be the same?
To eat the flesh, meat of another is to bring part of it's life into your body. We are so far from perfection because we are bogged down with animal lifeforms in us.
[edit on 3-7-2008 by interestedalways]
The article points out that early humans (e.g., australopithecines, 4 to 1.2 mya) had chimpanzee sized brains, while H. erectus (AKA H. ergaster) had a brain twice that size (c. 1000 cc). We evolved, along with our cousins the Neandertals, around 500,000 to 200,000 years ago, with brain sizes of about 1300 cc and 1500 cc, respectively. It was meat that allowed the skull to expand for brain growth "according to a long-standing body of evidence." A very long standing body of evidence since it is found in Engel's article.
Originally posted by interestedalways
I am the tree and I have life.