My english is at development, so sorry.
m influenced by my religious belief, but here it goes, to show we can have some respect for bible... (some frases are bible excerpts? I dont remember the quote)(I`ll put them later)
Deciding to eat meat or no will have an effect in other life issues. Since man creation, some things have changed. For example: when some person kills another, we get him into prison, altough the solution justice gives is death. We cannot criticize that death (because of justice, or that the person assasinated was , for example, a son to us), but we also cannot abogue for live always (some would think countries don
t have the right to apply that justice, that we all are sinners, and all lives belong to God). I write this to show things have changed in some ways that we definitely cant control. The bible says that in Jermiah 10:23.
Bible appears to show that mankind was, at the beggining, vegetarian. This changed after the flood. So nobody can say Cain killed Abel although he was vegetarian (they both were). This only an example, not a law. It shows that it is not what we eat, but what we are: imperfect.
Bible also says there will be a Paradise. If this new Paradise is like the other, we and the animals will be vegetarian again. So we can imagine this paradise having no animals in cages.
If we are, or expect to become, vegans, we have to question ourselves ¿Do I have a bird in a cage? I saw in TV a man that was kidnapped (Colombia) that had before 60 cages whit birds. When he was released, he released them too, because he said freedom was the best thing we could have. ¿do we let criminals escape because freedom is so “valuable”?¿Can you see that this decision affect other issues?
But if we don
t put some limits between we and the animals, wouldnt it result in more kills by animals, more diseases, and so on? That is a thing we cannot change, because we are imperfect.
If we are vegans that CRITICIZE people who eat meat ¿do we have at the walls photographs of our sons, showing that we are proud of them because they are in the military? If we are vegans, we don
t go to war to kill other people because he attacks my country (an obligation we didnt asked, but we say we have because we were born at that country). Did UEA have the right to kill 200000 japanese in Hiroshima? ¿Did Japanese have the right to kill chinese people in their own land? ¿Do i have the right to kick someone because he eats meat and has some animals?
With all my heart i hate wars, hurting people, and that is why my complete life is oriented towards having no guns and, if i could, i would destroy them all. I can
t. So it is a philosophy, noy only a health or animal love matter. And people who eats meet, eat it because animals have a quick death? Thats a good excuse, because God said we must be merciful with animals altough we are diferent to them. But ¿how you define quick?. So, although things have changed, everything points to a Paradise, directed by God, with peace between all beings.
There are a lot of examples that animals can live with humans (elsa the lioness, who made her owner feel she was “in the limits of paradise”), like in paradise.
God gave us vegetation as food. Maybe that
s why, if next is true, we are more healthy eating vegetables and fruit. It is a example of making a machine to work with the best possible material. It seems vegetables are more healthy (have not read magazines lately). But God gave us permission, and sometimes the order, to eat meat. If we are vegans in a war, a land devastated by war, and we are hungry, wouldnt we eat some rat, the first thing we see? God knew some really bad things would happen to us (like famine and eartquakes), so he gave permission to eat meat. This profecies are in Matthew 24.
The fact is that God permits a lot of things that are not the best, but we cannot change (example: living in cities is not the best, because we have to use unefficient bathrooms, paper and TVs that destroy rivers, forests and animal life) (PD: God sees cities, the human most influenced environment, with bad eyes. He gave the order to fill the earth in Gènesis 1:28)
So the best is: have no animal in cages, be no in military, don criticize death sentences, don
t participate in raging protests, dont criticize each other, don
t expect to change peoples mind so easily, and, if you are extreme, don
t live in cities. ¿Are you prepared to make all this changes? ¿So, dont do anything? If it will have an inmediate effect in the complete earth without hurting anyone, then do it. ¿Can you?
That`s the solution God gives in the bible. He can make it for the whole earth with animals included. Read Revelation 21:3,4
I am still thinking vegetables are better, like in paradise, and I have thought of becoming vegan… but sometimes I think eagles hunting and eating are so beautiful, that they show God
s creation in all its expression... (at last) [b]I do [/b]eat meat, but [b]I do [/b]hope, not to have to let her, but that God will take the best option, that he will satisfy [b]all[/b] creations desire… If i have to let some things because of god decision, like enjoying meat`s juice, i will let them