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Originally posted by Navieko
-- I remain someone who strives for spiritual progress/self realization. No religion. My reasons for staying vegetarian have now become more about ethics. Since I've long proven to myself I don't need to, why should I?
However note that if I was to 'go bush', as I plan on doing at some point, or if I'm ever in a survival situations -- ......I'm also very knowledgeable however about the available bush tuckers (plants, yams, tubers etc) and would still keep any meat eating to an absolute necessary requirement.
[edit on 2/3/09 by Navieko]
Originally posted by mithrawept
I've been a vegetarian for twenty-one years and enjoy better health than my carnivore friends. I'm not the preachy veggie type and live with a carnivore, so I really don't mind it at all. What really gets my rag is when people say "so, what do you eat then?" or "so, you're a vegetarian huh?" and attempt to prove to me that man is supposed to be a raging carnivore, when I have two decades of debate experience on the subject.
Eat how your conscience allows.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Raud
The argument has nothing to do with the afterlife, but enjoying life. If someone likes being a vegan, more power to them. I am stating to the others so worried about diets that they do not enjoy food or even life. I also believe in modesty, as I do not eat meat every day. I love broccoli and cauliflower and most other veggies. I also enjoy a greasy bacon cheeseburger. I like a variety of foods, and since I have a handicap, I do not get to enjoy much.
I too, am against pollution, and to state that I am against Mother Earth because I eat meat is illogical. The animals are raised for food. The environment does need protecting, but to end all meat production would create more problems than solve. I would also buy venison from a deer hunter, and use that meat for my cheeseburgers (I guess you are opposed to hunting and would prefer the overpopulated deer just starve to death). Man is an omnivore, and always was one.
You can call me selfish all you want, as I will eat what I enjoy and not feel guilty about it.
Originally posted by misuneko
reply to post by Blaine91555
Vegans can take B12 suplements Veg1 its called, also algue has B12. We can get everything from plants to survive, there are lots already to prove this to date.. we do not need to eat meat to get all our nutriants.
Eating meat causes a barbaric society I believe, we as humans need to give meat up to allow us to become "ligher" beings and only digest "light" food, not dead flesh that holds the emotions of the animal.
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
Plus, vegetarians must use vitamin supplements, which is something I don't take well to, either.
Originally posted by holyTerror
The only supplements a vegan or vegetarian would need to take is
a B-complex, just like everyone else!