Flexitarian?

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Flexitarian? 25 Jan 2006

Frank came up with a good definition for “flexitarian.” Flexitarians are those who think that it is O.K. to eat (or wear or use) the products of animals who have been tormented -- when it’s not convenient to be “vegetarian.”

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that people will go to in order to rationalize their behavior. I guess one of the reasons so many people say, “Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know,” when it comes to hearing about the harsh realities of animal utilizing industries, is because they want to continue indulging themselves. After all, they may have to make a change or two and take a little responsibility for their choices!

In my opinion, such rationalizing qualifies as being “evil.” Yes, it is evil to have someone else do the dirty work for you. Many people have an aversion to hearing the word “evil.” I can’t understand how any thinking person can grow up in this world and not realize every day how “evil” we humans really are.

What has this got to do with the word “flexitarian” you ask? To know about the terrible suffering that animals endure and stoop to satisfy a warped, acquired taste or cave in to the desire to be like the “others” qualifies as “evil” in my book.

And all this nonsense about the “humane” farming of animals! Still more rationalizing, denial, hiding from the truth, whatever you want to call it!

I’ll end this blog with a quotation from Revelation:

Revelation 3:14-16

14. ...These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.

15. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

16. So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth. [Emphasis mine]

NIV

“Lukewarm-neither hot nor cold.” Sounds like a description of those who are “wishy-washy,” doesn’t it? Like “flexitarians” perhaps?


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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