Friday, January 06, 2017

Should Christians Give Up Meat to Save the World?

There are certain admissions that are always guaranteed to get a reaction when you're forced to make them in company...

You don't like Taylor Swift?? Astonishing... You prefer the Stones to The Beatles?? Have you even got ears?... You don't really like Star Wars?? Are you feeling OK?

For the record I think Taylor is alright, prefer the Beatles and can take or leave Star Wars. My own personal dynamite admission though, is coming out as vegetarian. Even though in the US, UK and elsewhere in the West it's now a well-established phenomenon, still according to the Vegetarian Society, only two per cent of us are actually committed non-meat munchers.

This means that there are plenty of people who don't know many, or even any veggies. So when it comes up in conversation that I haven't eaten meat for 27 years there are a few standard responses. Read More
I have been a vegetarian for more than 30 years and a vegan, or strict vegetarian, for a good part of the time. For Christians wishing to explore a vegetarian lifestyle, I recommend Is God a Vegetarian? Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights, by Richard Alan Young, professor of New Testament studies at Temple Baptist Seminary.

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