Combatting Biblical excuses to eating animals- scriptures listed
Hi. From my own experience, I would venture to guess a lot of us hear the excuse that it's ok to eat animals due to it "saying it's ok in the Bible" and that "God gave us dominion over the animals" bullsh*t. (Although I believe Jesus was a truly enlightened and good person, who never intended his teachings to be used to harm and be an excuse to murder so many people, I do not believe everything in the Bible is accurate . Nor do I believe Christianity is the only, or best, way to become enlightened- nor any one religion for that matter.)
In order to refute the stupidity of the Biblical excuses to eating animals, I have gathered a list of Biblical scripturesthat show should NOT eat meat and am listing them here for anyone else who may wish to use them. I know there are more that refer to it not being ok to eat meat/animals, and am hoping others will post what they find here so we can get a thorough list of them. It just bugs me to no end when people use this pathetic excuse to justify their own selfishness of killing other sentient beings because they like the taste of meat or are too lazy or scared to incorporate a new way of living and thinking.
Genesis 1.29: God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
Genesis 9.4: But flesh with its life, its blood, you shall not eat.
Leviticus 3.17: It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.... See More
Leviticus 17.10: And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 17.12: Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
Leviticus 17.14: For as to the life of all flesh, its blood is with its life: therefore I said to the children of Israel, "You shall not eat the blood of any kind of flesh; for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off."
1 Samuel 14.32-33: And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood. Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day.
Acts 15.20: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Acts 15.29: That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
Isaiah 1.5: Saith 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 the 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 66.3: He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man.
...while not saying its wrong to kill (and at this point i am not vegetarian but aiming) it says to me that the ultimate goal or at least what the subconcious knows is that meatless IS better.
I think a lot of folks who consider themselves good people (of whatever religion, or of none) would agree (hypothetically!) that needless violence/ recreational killing is morally wrong... but then, of course, proceed stick a fork into a dead animal, killed without need, to satisfy an arbitrary whim/ provide an optional momentary taste sensation...
Cognitive dissonance, anyone? (perhaps with a side-order of moral schizophrenia?!)
The biblol has been edited and altered to suits the needs of men seeking power and control.
Hence a vast variety of biblol versions. Scripture is no longer current nor accurate and widely lost in translation.
I am all for the good word, but a diluted, manipulated, far removed version dosent hold its own for me.
There's actually a verse in the christian bible warning against those who would tell others not to eat meat. Then again there's a verse and anti-verse in the bible for any point of view you want to argue. With all the vague and contradictory verses it's really kind of a pointless tome. It <i>is</i> kind of funny though to bewilder bible quoters with the contradictions.