Re: Genesis 9:1-4 - A Commentary on God's Concession to Eat Flesh by Frank L. Hoffman
Ray, respectfully, I don't think that anyone's posture toward 'reading the Bible' needs to be configured a certain way. I think it's an act of individual freedom - reading the Scriptures.
But I'd be interested in how you derive - from reading the Bible belief-fully - an obligation to read the Bible with an understanding that God removed from animals the curse of eating them.
To my current thinking, that derivation doesn't make much sense in terms of a Creation intention. I think that starting fro ma beleif-ful reading would bring about a more integrated and internally coherent worldviewish approach towards the questions regarding nonhuman personhood.
My vegan atheist (and agnostic) friends will disagree with me vigorously.