Uh, anyway...One of the list members is vegan, and said something about the dichotomy of celebrating Easter (Jesus's return to life) with the "slaughtering [of] innocent animals". So, being a smarty-pants/smartass, I replied with the obligatory smarty-pants comment: "...animals are made of meat!" and for a half-hearted support, I looked into this contradiction myself and posted a couple of links:
>But anyway, God says it's ok:
> So does Jesus:
> And so does Uncle Cecil
After a bit of discussion this person wrote:
> LOL. I wasn't looking for Biblical justification (since I am agnostic)
(some stuff snipped out here)
> it is strange that someone would celebrate his [Jesus's]
> "resurrection" from death by taking the life of another living thing.
Despite my Italian last name and my reluctant-catholic upbringing, I don't believe in anything/anyone, and I actually take issue with a LOT of the bible's contradictions. In fact, the only thing I posted and that I agree with is that animals are made of meat. I see his point, though; it's just another of many illogical contradictions.
The fact that in US culture certain food-animals are associated with certain holidays seems like a marketing thing. Especially since other cultures have other foods. That, and Thanksgiving Tempeh doesn't seem like it would catch on.
I have a whole bunch of contradictory food issues: Tempeh grosses me out, but Brie/Camembert is fine, and Cabrales is fantastic. I eat all kinds of mushrooms, including huitlacoche and truffles: all types of fungus, which if I think about it too much, grosses me out. In the animal world, I will eat Calamari with marinara, but I avoid other non-fish seafood (things without scales & fins) because it's ambiguously "icky". (um...but monkfish and skate are delicious) I don't eat bugs. I don't eat reptiles. I don't eat rodents...but I will eat rabbit, which is way more like a cat than a rat, but I won't eat cat, or dog. I'd be willing to try horse, tho. Venison, buffalo, lamb, ostrich, all fair game. No pun intended.
I'm curious to know what readers of this blog won't eat... and what you will eat, even though it contradicts what you won't eat.
Last thing I ate or drank: I am addicted to spearmint tic-tacs.
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