Don’t worry, our vegan sister or brother, we are not here to judge, we are here to help! Remember, confession is the first step for redemption.
A vegan sin they have committed doesn’t mean they are not vegans.
There is a wealth of religious history to people being vegan or strict vegetarian including (but not limited to) Jains, Buddhists, Taoists, Krishna Consciousness...and...wait for it....early Christians.
There is a wealth of religious history to people being vegan or strict vegetarian including (but not limited to) Jains, Buddhists, Taoists, Krishna Consciousness...and...wait for it....early Christians. YES! In Genesis, we were all Created to be vegans and no one ate animals before the Fall of Man, in fact the Dead Sea Scrolls explain that humans were taught to "harass, molest, annoy, consume" animals by demons in the Books of Enoch (that's what the most recent Noah is about, just FYI, Aronofsky is atheist, but he was raised very Jewish and he addresses vegetarianism/animal rights via Noah and environmentalism/climate change via Mother! with a religious angle he terms as his Jewish heritage or ancestral mythos...Mother! makes a hell of a lot more sense if you have read the Bible).
Also, many 7th Day Adventists are vegan by default, or at least vegetarian. Many of the oldest "faux meat" or "meat analogue" companies are 7th Day Adventist, and we owe them a wealth of gratitude for popularizing breakfast cereal via Kellogg's and items like veggie burgers and veggie dogs through old corps like Loma Linda and Morning Star Farms which were thriving long before Follow Your Heart, Just foods, and Gardein.
I am totally okay with there being a vegan church, in fact I encourage it whole heartedly. One of my fave YouTube vegans goes by Ghost Vegan or Ghost, and though he's atheist he's made arguments for vegans being granted religious protection in the West, due to the rampant humanism that invades post-modern Western culture. He says there's not a real way animals can get rights without vegan humans having rights first, that the animals will have rights through us, in the context of our society, like Muslims or any other minority group.
That is the thing about that old testament. you can find something in it for everyone. However, there is so much in it that you have to willfully ignore. I can't see using the old testament to justify Anything.
It is both amazing and disturbing how relevant this show is even twenty years later.
Oh! and more to the point, I don't think the "Vegan Church" was about Christianity or the old testament. I think its main intended purpose was to help vegans who felt bad about cheating or whatever by confessing. Taking a page out or the Roman Catholic's playbooks or something.
I think that was me! I just finished his Book of Dust. My library has The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ in hardcover. And i read the summary and it sounds just excellent. It will have to wait for me, tho. I have a bit of a backlog again from the library.Someone on the reading thread recommended Philip Pullman as an author and so I did pick up some of his books and one that I read was The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. It fits into this discussion beautifully.
I did not know that. I thought that the "Vegan Church" was a regular Christian church that happened to promote veganism. I quoted Genesis 1:29 (KJV) because I was addressing Christians who do believe in the teachings found in the Bible. I, myself, do not belong to any church. I, myself, do not wholly believe anything that it says in the Bible. I was just pointing out to Christians that their Bible supports veganism as well. Anyway, just to be clear, I have my own reasons for being an egg-eating vegetarian.
I am an atheist. And was brought up Jewish. But i still don't understand it when Christians quote the old testament.
I was just pointing out to Christians that their Bible supports veganism as well.