vegetarianism

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by AnakinsGirl, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Feb 18, 2005
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    I eat meat and vege's. The one thing that always mistifies me is when they take the vegetables and soy and make it into something that is suppose to look and taste like meat! I don't get it. Soy dogs and vege burgers. If I wanted to be a vegetarian I would just eat vegetables and fruits and pasta's ect.. Not something processed into making you think your eating a real burger!
  2. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    Although I don't know my blood type, I might be an O due to heredity, and meat tends to give me indigestion. Then again, I mostly eat poultry and the other food groups because the high fat content of beef and pork make me ill.
  3. Dhanvantari Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 18, 2005
    Natalie Portman, Alicia Silverstone, Jack LaLanne, and Bob Barker all seem pretty healthy to me :p
  4. Delta_07 Jedi Knight

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    Mar 21, 2005
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    Meat is good and I would go MAD if I didn't have meat and you need meat not just vegetables not even that healthy just having vegetables.
  5. Delta_62 Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 20, 2005
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    07, That's not what Dhan meant.


    EDIT: I see you edited your post, so never mind.
  6. KyleKatarn96 Jedi Master

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    Just turned 17, and I've been a vegetarian since I was about two or three years old. Still healthy, however I regret not eating meat, cause I'm not the strongest kid on the block. Sad part is, I'm still stronger then some kids who eat meat etc. And I'm not one of those half vegetarians. Aside from trying 4 bites of meat the past year, I havent had any meat whatsoever. Also I don't eat many fruits or vegetables. ::Shrugs:: It's not for animal reasons either. Honestly, I don't remember why I stopped eating meat...
  7. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    With Mad Cow disease, some people may literally "go mad" by eating meat. Although USDA regulations help, Kosher meat is slaughtered more humanely plus it's examined more closely by specialists and rabbinical authorities. Rabbinical inspection ensures that diseased tissue, blood, and non-Kosher particles do not blend with the product. Doing otherwise destroys the purity of the food along with the utensils involved in its preparation.
  8. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate vegetables. ;)
  9. Green_Jedi33 Jedi Master

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    And this thread comes to life yet again thanks to me.

    [face_whistling]
  10. AnakinsGirl Jedi Master

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    Oh it's aliiiive!!!!

    Yes well, I'm still veggie. Although I did have some organic, free-range turkey with my family at thanksgiving. Meat tastes strangely to me now.
  11. DarkSyder Jedi Knight

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    Sep 28, 2003
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    Oh god. There's no bloody reason for you to dictate why anyone chooses anything in their life. If someone doesn't want to eat meat because they aren't comfortable with it, it is their choice. There's also a difference in degree. A lot less animals have to die for their food than for yours. That is reason enough for them. It's not like you don't eat vegetables and therefore don't contribute to the destruction of habitat problem. Besides that, destruction of habitat doesn't mean all the animals die, whereas every single animal raised for meat will be killed. If you truly think about: just the act of living is a selfish act that harms others. You have a job, someone else doesn't have yours. You have money, someone else doesn't have the amount you have.

    Personally, I just think of it as part of the natural cycle and take the same view my dog does: prey is food and it is the way of things. But I absolutely hate it when people criticize vegetarians for their choices. Now go shove a steak down your throat and leave them alone.
  12. master_hard_bread Jedi Knight

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    Well here's an argument for meat, it is believed that meat may be why our brains grew so much so quickly, that extra bit of protein. Don't ask me for a technical explanation, becaus eI'm not educated enough ont he matter to provide one. If you wanna be a vegetarian, go for it, nobody shoudl tell anyone what to do. My sister, my brother, and my sister's boyfriend are all vegetarians, and they're all quite healthy.
  13. darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master

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    Wouldn't that qualify the term "meat head"?

    Except, that it is a deragotory term [face_thinking]
  14. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    Had thought of turning into a veggie at one time, but today, not my thing. Meat is quite ok. And protein gives you energy. Especially fish, which gives you protein and healthy oils for your skin. I don't feel sorry for animals that are eaten, well, you just accept it as how the world functions and works. Morals can only go so far as to being kind of ridiculous on some cases.
  15. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Well I've been a vegetarian all my life. I'm not aware of any detrimental effects it has had on me or my life, unless you count not being able to eat at McDonald's with your friends a detrimental effect

    I was born a vegetarian because my mother is one and raised me as such. I remained a vegetarian because of ethical issues. I do believe the world would be a better place if the majority of human beings were vegetarian, however I do not seek to enforce it upon anyone other than myself.
  16. darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't know eating frech fries and a chocolate shake was against being a vegetarian! [face_mischief]
  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]

    Yeah, okay, but there's also the issue that a lot of it is cooked in animal fat. That, and chocolate shake is just pig syrup. :p
  18. darthOB1 Jedi Grand Master

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    :eek: I never knew safflower/canola or what ever they use was an animal!

    Pig syrup! [face_laugh]

  19. Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Grand Master

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    I tried the vegetarian thing about 10 years ago for three months. I missed meat way too much to do that again. I like meat. Are we processing the hell out of it? Yeah, and I think we need to stop that. I don't need to get steroids via my burger. Whoever mentioned Kosher is dead on. God Bless His Chosen People. :p





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  20. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    darthOB1, as far as I know they use animal oil, not alternatives. However I am ready to be proven wrong.
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    With regards to the ethical issues Boogie; can you elaborate?

    E_S
  22. TeeBee Jedi Knight

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    I eat very little meat and am more than healthy...I need to lose weight. My husband comes from a family of butchers and decided in his teens he no longer cared for the taste of red meat. Got sick of it. No health stuff involved, just didn't like the taste.

    In our house we eat tuna fish, that fake crabmeat you can get now, and occasionally chicken. But no red meat unless I want some, and cook it separate from his meal. We also keep kosher, so not eating much meat helps in that respect a lot. No worries about the meat being kosher or the mixing of meat and dairy.

    It all works out for us, but I'd never preach to others what to do. Eat what you like and shut your mouth when you're done.
  23. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 23, 2005
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    Meat has protein. You can't miss out on that! You can't live off vegetables and only vegetables! [face_good_luck]
  24. AnakinsGirl Jedi Master

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    yes, you actually can. Granted, you ahve to watch your diet a little btter, but meat isn't the only thing that contains protein.
  25. dizfactor Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I've been a vegetarian all my life. I'm not aware of any detrimental effects it has had on me or my life, unless you count not being able to eat at McDonald's with your friends a detrimental effect

    I was born a vegetarian because my mother is one and raised me as such. I remained a vegetarian because of ethical issues. I do believe the world would be a better place if the majority of human beings were vegetarian, however I do not seek to enforce it upon anyone other than myself.


    Eat some meat before you have children. Seriously.

    There was a study a few years back on long-term effects of multigenerational vegetarianism. They went to this community where everyone ate an organic vegetarian diet. The first generation (the founders of the community) were fine. The second generation, their children, were fine. The third generation had a HUGE upsurge in the number of birth defects, including high amounts of mental retardation.
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