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Did God Allow Noah To Eat Meat?

The passage of Genesis 9:2-4 was the subject of great debate and controversy. After years of study and research and virtually leaving no stone unturned on the subject, to date I have not read a commentary on the passage which is worthy of a serious consideration. Generally it is argued that here we have the first biblical passage where God explicitly told Noah that he may kill any animal he wanted to in order to eat its flesh. Even vegetarians who abhor meat eating and who practice vegetarianism on ethical grounds admit that here we are faced with a biblical text which clearly sanctions the killing of animals and eating of their flesh. All they can say is that due to the fallen and corrupt nature of humanity God gave a “concession” concerning meat diet but it was not His ideal as in Genesis 1:30 where God ideally prescribed a completely vegetarian diet. But nothing can be further from the truth.
 

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Did Jesus Eat Fish?

 There is only one passage in the whole of the New Testament where it is explicitly and specifically said that Jesus actually ate meat. If this text is true and genuine and in fact inspired by the Holy Spirit, then it would follow that Jesus was not and could not have been a vegetarian. But if on the other hand it can be satisfactorily demonstrated that this passage in Luke 24 is actually a forgery, then it follows that Jesus must have been a vegetarian, since a lying hand felt a need to insert a lying passage in order to portray Jesus as a carnivorous being.

Anatomy of a Human Body Proves Vegetarianism PDF Print E-mail
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Have you ever wondered why you eat flesh of animals and whether carnivorous diet is in accordance with God's nature? In other words, is it natural and ethically moral for a human being to be a butcher and to slash the throat of an innocent animal in order to eat its flesh? In all probability the reader has simply accepted the common trend of humanity and the diet in which he or she was raised in. I was a carnivore until the age of 38. I must admit however, that Christianity and Judaism had a great influence on me concerning my diet. I have simply taken for granted that God endorsed meat eating and the Jewish sacrificial cult.

However, when I came in contact with the Dead Sea Scrolls and when I began to seriously study the earliest form of Christianity, I realized that Jesus was not the founder of Christianity but rather a reformer of Judaism and that the earliest believers and followers of Jesus were actually vegetarian. Likewise, I have come to realize that even many Church Fathers were vegetarian and that they have condemned the killing of animals for its flesh or sacrifice.

In this article I will argue vegetarianism simply on the principle of nature and whether humans in their natural habitat should and could be carnivorous beings.  In order to find out whether the carnivorous diet for humanity is ethical and in tune with God's nature, we need to be honest, objective and open minded. We must carefully weigh the facts and examine the evidence.  When we carefully observe the living beings in existence we can see that each species is naturally equipped with everything it needs to eat its food. Carnivorous animals differ from the herbivore. Sheep and cattle, horses and giraffes for example differ from lions and hyenas. The herbivore are not equipped like the carnivore to chase and eat its prey. Their teeth are different. The  mouths of  the herbivore are relatively small in proportion to their heads.    

Herbivorous animals could not kill their prey with their teeth nor could they rip open the bodies of other animals in order to consume their flesh. The carnivore's teeth are long and sharp so they can pierce into flesh. Herbivore's teeth are not pointed but flat edged so they could bite, crush and grind. A carnivore jaw moves up and down and they swallow their meat without chewing it. Herbivore's jaws move from side to side and back to front so that they could chew, grind and crush their food. The stomach of the carnivore forms powerful digestive enzymes with about ten times the amount of hydrochloric acid of a herbivore.

The small intestines of the carnivore is three to six times the length of its body. The flesh they eat is toxic so the intestines must be short in order to excrete the toxins fast. The small intestines of the herbivore are ten to twelve times longer than their bodies. The saliva of a carnivore does not contain digestive enzymes. A herbivore's saliva is alkaline, containing carbohydrate digestive enzymes. Carnivore animals do not sweat like the herbivore. Observe an carnivorous  animal after a long run. The body is dry but the sweat drips from its tongue. The bodies of herbivore perspire through pores on the skin. Observe the carnivore when it drinks water. They lap it with their tongues. The herbivore suck water with their mouths.

Why have I pointed all this out? Simply in order to prove that the anatomy and behaviour of the carnivore is different from the herbivore. But in what group should we humans be classified? Everything I pointed out we have in common with the herbivore and nothing with the carnivorous animals. Does not then the anatomy of our bodies, which is like those of the herbivore, irrefutably prove that humans should be herbivorous beings? Something else should be noted. All carnivorous animals eat their flesh in its natural raw state. Therefore, if you want to eat flesh why not eat it raw and why not tear it from animals with your fingers and your teeth. Nature did not equip you with knife. Use your teeth and your fingers to rip open the buffalo, gazelle and sheep.

There is something else you need to be aware of. Carnivorous animals hunt the herbivore. Lions do not eat tigers, foxes, hyenas etc., but rather herbivore. Do you know why? Because they need all the nutrients from the herbs and plants. The flesh of a carnivore does not contain enough of these nutrients necessary for existence. If a carnivore was fed flesh only from the carnivorous animals it would not be able to live long. For the same reason humans feed on animals that are herbivore – pigs being exempted. Pigs are omnivorous animals and they also feed on flesh. Jesus said:

"Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces" [Matthew 7:6].

Dogs and pigs can tear you to pieces. It is not uncommon that a sow would eat its own piglets. Pigs can devour chickens and other animals. Earlier this year a man had a heart attack in a town where I was raised. He fell in a pig pen and parts of his body were eaten by pigs.

Something else is of colossal importance. God did not create animals for you to kill them and eat their flesh. Animals feel pain and for that reason they run away when they sense fear. In contrast plants, herbs and fruit trees are planted and they cannot run away. This in itself proves that these are intended for food. Some would want you to believe that vegetarians are also murderers since they kill the living plants. But plants although alive do not possess brains and the nervous system. Without these it is impossible to consciously register pain. Plants cannot register pain in the same way animals and humans cannot feel and register pain when unconscious or when a total anaesthetic is administered. If God wanted us to eat meat then He would have created animals without brains and nervous systems. He could have also caused them to grow chops and sausages on their bodies so that we could harvest them the way we harvest  plants and fruits.

Many try to justify their carnivorous diets on the basis that we humans are the most intelligent of all animate beings on the Earth, and therefore that gives us a license to do with other animate beings as we please. But imagine if there are aliens somewhere in space who are much more advanced than we are. Imagine if they took over our world and would do to us what we are doing to animals. Suppose they would open the dairy farms where they would breed our women for the sake of dairy industry and the babies for the slaughter houses. Could that be justified just because they are more advanced than we are? How would you like to be their home pet? They would treat you nice the way you treat your pets. How would you feel if they took you to their home planet and placed you in a nice and a modern Zoo together with some other animals? I think that I know the answer. Why then do we exploit and treat other animate beings with such barbarism and cruelty?

All you Christians who believe that Jesus gave you license to eat all and any flesh and who believe, like Paul, that every creature God created is good for food since it can be consecrated through prayer, go ahead then and eat cats, rats, dogs and frogs. Snakes, skunks, lizards, mice, worms and host of other crawling insects. If you truly believe that all creatures are good for food, why then do you look with contempt on the Chinese and the Koreans for eating dogs and all these similar creatures? Why are you such a hypocrite – believing one thing, yet practicing another?



 




 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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