I was just wondering, one of many topics ::), about vegeterians
I mean i know some coptic vegeterians who just dont have a taste for meat anymore... and u know that verse that says "I have given you all these animals..." you all should know by now i dont have my verses down word for word (apparantly!)
so my question is: is it okay to be vegeterian?
"So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.""
That’s right! Kill those animals and eat 'em up! If you can't tell, I’m quite the carnivore ;D ;D
o and u guys, really
thanx for answering the question... haha
now if anyone else has anything to say
I thank you
Anyway those are my opinions. As for some facts, I do not think it’s a sin, but I’m not exactly sure.
i get ur point mark... ( i think anyone that knows u does!) lol
butttttt what if someone wants to be vegetarian because they have no desire to eat it?
Thats why im having less proteins in my body which causes my hair to fall and my skin to dry and my nails weak.
p.s. i eat dairy tho. :)
i mean if u like it, maybe even love it, but when u eat it, u have no desire to eat more
like u have no urge for it
ps...GoDiSiNmYhEaRt, u know, there's protein bars u can eat, and lotsa vegtables where u can get ur protiens from :)
Romans 8:13 "Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble."
Well first of all, Saint Paul wouldn't do something that is wrong to save somebody else from doing something wrong. because then he would be a hypacrite. So if he would stop eating meat, then it can't be something that is wrong. Its just my contemplation. any other ideas?
all i asked was whether or not it was okay to be vegeterian because u no longer felt the desire or urge to eat poultry, etc...
not if it was a sin or not
which btw, is it?
and to be honest, paulh and egyprincess, i have absolutly no idea what u're trying to say :o
MMMMmmm....... just having a whiff of those hamburgers...lol! Kidding aside, there's nothing wrong if u choose to become a vegetarian. If it is done for health reasons or to improve ur health it gives glory to God! St Paul tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit ( 1 Corinthians 6:19) thus being vegetarian to improve our health is not a bad thing. We are called to take care of it. Yes,God gave all the animals to Man to eat but some Holy Fathers say that eating meat came after the Fall becuase before Adam and Eve sinned God gave them plants to eat ..."I will 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...Genesis1:29-30 (NIV)" and Genesis 2:9. There was a harmonious realtionship between Man and creation especially with the animals Adam even named them ( Genesis 2:19-20). it was AFTER the Fall that all this changed thus we see Adam and Eve covering their nakedness with Leather skins (Genesis 3:21)!
Plus If we remember why meat is one of the foods not allowed during Great Lent, it is becuase it affects us wholistically. Our bodies feel more sluggish at times after eating a hearty meal that included meat as the main course. This is becuase the digestive system is making the body use more energy to break down the meat which is a harder to digest than veggies. This spiritually tempts us to be lazier in our prayer life becuase we immediately want to take a nap (especially during a long rainy dayand a good KFC dinner..lol). Thus our relationship with the Lord suffers . Mind you, this is a generalization made by some of the Holy Fathers.
Lastly, monks and nuns dont include much if any meat in their monastic diet ( i know , i know, they are monastics and we are not-so they can do that) becuase of the last paragraph's statements about spiritual sloth and meat. Many of the desert Fathers and Mothers ate only herbs like St Anthony the Great or St Syncletike The Nun. Only if a monastic is sick then meat is permitted .
It seems I am making a case for vegetariansim (lol) but I just wanted to clarify its ok to be a vegetarian i(f ur Confession Father suggests its ok, of course) and there are biblical and patristic supports for it. But we who live in the world depending on our jobs and responsibilities, may need to eat meat for more strength and sustenance as long its done with Holy moderation.
P.S. Speaking about laziness and meat ..please pray for the converson of this big gamuz...ty!
Next year... >:(I SHALL ANNIHIATE IT, EVEN IF I HAVE TO WRITE IT MYSLEF!!!! LOL!
I hate animal freaks!