David French– “If you read the bible correctly, it states that before the flood, everyone was vegan. God said after the flood “you may now partake of the animals”. This was only meant to be temporary, because after all, God destroyed all vegetation. So, meat was the only source of food for humans until vegetation grew again.
There are also several quotes saying “do not be like the gluttonous eaters of meat”.”
“If you can’t determine right from wrong you lack empathy, not religion.”
Romans 14:21–“It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.”
Mel Fioravanti –“As a linguistic student, I can tell you one thing. The word used for meat used to mean “food” in general. It then later developed to mean what we know now, but it has never been adjusted.”
Jessica Saravia-Dean–“29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
” “Genesis 1:29″
This was the original plan”
Sadie Marie Whitmer— “I simply say “being vegan is a choice, just like believing in god…..lets no go there.”
Paul said “everything is permissible but not everything is lawful for me”
Elijah Aust –“I know this because I used to be into comparative religion, now not so much…..
One of the most respected Bible scholars ever, Rev. V.A. Holmes-Gore (that learned the Bible in all of it’s original languages) researched the use of the word “meat” in the New Testament Gospels. He traced it’s meaning to the original Greek. He first published on this in the late 1940s.
He discovered that the nineteen Gospel references to “meat” were complete mistranslations. Accurately translated they would be:
Broma: 4 references: “food”
Brosis: 4 references:
“the act of eating”
Phago: 3 references:
Brosimos: 1 reference: “That which may be eaten”
Trophe: 6 references: “nourishment”
Prosphagon: 1 reference:
“anything to eat”
As everyone knows the popular authorized version of John 21:5 reads, “Have ye any meat?”, this is incorrect. Correctly translated it reads, “Have ye anything to eat?”
So my point is that the Bible has been translated, re-translated, re-interpreted, & modified as kings, emperors, & priests saw fit. Humans are fallible, since we’re all controlled by ego. The more any of us rely on anything a human has touched, the more we follow that person’s ego & not our heart.
Let’s pretend the Bible is translated correctly, then how can Old Testament verses like this be ignored:
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be
for meat.” – Genesis 1:29
“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? Said the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams,
and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of goats. When ye spread forth your
hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear, for your hands are full of blood.” – Isaiah 1:11,15
“He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man.” – Isaiah 66:3
“And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of strangers who sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of
blood; I will even set My face against that soul that eateth blood.” – Leviticus 17:10
All that being said, I’m not into the bible…. The word for conscience in sanskrit is paramatma. This word means: in every situation the answer that your heart says is truly right, is the answer that God wants you to choose, not what a book may or may not say. My heart says that if God made life, & endowed sentient beings with the magical gift of feeling & emotion, equally as much as humans, then why would He desire that we willingly abuse that gift in other beings. It seems to be an affront to His creation; an attempt at becoming secondhand gods ourselves, as we lord over those “below” us.
All sentient beings fear pain & love compassion. Jesus is the most sentient being, therefore he must love compassion the most. How then could he possibly find fault in not supporting lives of torture & slaughter?”
Stephanie Linton — “As a Christian vegan what I tell people is that originally there was supposed to be no death in the world that is why God gave us the Garden of Eden. it was once that sin was brought into the world that God gave us farm animals.”
Sara Jenivieve— “Respond with verses about how to beat your slave or killing rape victims”
Michelle Compton— “As a Latter-Day Saint we follow a code of health given through modern revelation by a prophet named Joseph Smith in 1833. Many Latter-Day Saints find joy in a vegan /vegetarian lifestyle even raw vegan. This is from the scriptures: 12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine. Doctrine and Covenants 89:12-13″
Grace Nugget— “Thou shalt not kill. Period. There are no exceptions in the 10 Commandments. Why are others continuing to make excuses for murder.”
Jennifer Rech “The bible also states that ALL life is sacred and also killing is a sin. even if ur not the one doing the killing, you are still paying for it..”
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain.The sense here meaning that in a utopic community of enlightened or devout people, killing will no longer take place even among the biological carnivores. I used to challenge religious christians to aspire for the ideal weather it was before the fall–when humans were believed to be sinless–or when the pre-edenic state will be restored. A vegan (non-killing) lifestyle embodies a principle of “holiness”. “