Hi there Austin,
First of all thank you for your comments, I do appreciate the feedback.
There are a few points that I would like to reply to.
Firstly, I can quote scripture if I want to, it is still my post afterall. I agree the conditions that the animals are kept in is apalling, and can you please tell me how you can humanely kill anything? There is no such thing as a “Humane Death”, if there is, are you willing to be the first one to prove that it is?
Yes, the bible does talk about sacrifices all the time, and how they were to be performed. Correct me if I am wrong, wasn’t the crusificition of christ “The Ultimate Sacrifice” and therefore removed the need for humans to sacrifice an animal? Genesis 1:29 is part of the “Edenic Covenant” and was laid down before the original sin. Then “Noah’s Covenant” gave us permission to eat animals Genesis 9:3 “Every moving thing that liveth shall be mat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things”. So by this, can it be taken that “Noah’s Covenant” negated the “Edenic Covenant”? Then we come to “The Mosaic Covenant” which is where we get the 10 commandments from. Yes there are other covenants after this one, another 5 actually.
Scripture can be used to justify almost anything, quote a verse here, and another one there and you can do almost anything.
I don’t know about you, when it comes to things in my life, I always hold myself to the highest standard possible. So if that means that I choose to be vegan, which to me is a higher standard, why don’t you do the same thing? Or do yo do enough to just get by?
Yes animals are treated as a comodity, and therefore are expendable. By becoming vegan I am doing my part to reduce the suffering of as many animals as possible. What are you doing to ease the suffering of these animals?
Who says that people are not perfect? Is this your justification for the ways that animals are treated, and for us all to eat them as well? This brings me back to my earlier comment about holding myself to a higher standard. I am not trying to fit anyone into a box, just trying to get people to hold themselves to a higher standard.
As for pressuring people, isn’t that what you are doing right now? Or have you forgotten about all those ads that are on TV telling us that we have to eat meat, get our 3 serves of dairy every day, talk about being over bearing and full of partial truths.