What’s the real justification for eating meat, or for eating anything in general? Religion, Science, and Reality. Man is the apex of evolution and creation and every plant and animal is for our use.
I know animals are cute and compassionate, and no one in their right mind wants to kill one. But man was created to be steward of the land, and some animals are for food, while others are for pets, others are for work, and still others are best left alone.
Veganism is for hippies and I don’t imagine the world becoming vegan. It’s just not possible. The reality is, the world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, yet there are only 7 billion people on earth. And still, over a billion people are hungry around the world. This is all because of political corruption and the mal-distribution of wealth.
The ketogenic, or, low carb high fat diet is best. There are essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, but no essential sugars. The human being can adapt to glucose or ketones depending on the situation. It’s only in these artificial times with artificial agriculture, business, politics, and media that starch is abundant and the evil capitalist at the grocery store charges you too much for every type of protein food.
Fish, Seafood, Eggs, Butter, Green Vegetables, Yogurt, are some of the best foods. Eating all the grain, sugar, and fruit you want is a recipe for disaster, and trying to be vegan has caused me to gain weight not lose weight. Don’t believe anything until you’ve experienced it for yourself. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
But the whole ketogenic vs vegan debacle comes down to a larger issue. And it touches on the meaning of life and the nature of our times. If killing animals is perfectly natural and right, and so is warfare and self defense, then nonviolence is just a philosophical idea, and violence is part of the human experience. This leads me to believe that we are not living in paradise conditions, which should seem obvious to anyone.
If you don’t believe in God or morality, then rock on with yo bad self. But I believe in the Creator, and that he doesn’t want us to live in these barbaric times. This leads me to wonder if judeochristianity is right and there was a Golden Age when man lived in harmony with the animals and ate only fruit and seed, and that there will be a return to Grace someday.
This shows you how through moral reasoning and faith, there is some merit to judeochristianity. It says in the second book of Enoch, a book not included in the official bible, that in the restored paradise, humans will only eat fruit that resemble dates that provide complete human nutrition. Once the messiah comes, there will be no more need for killing, warring, and fighting. That is a great hope.
Real food is food that sustains and nourishes life. Most people today don’t just eat to support life, but to calm down and lower anxiety and indulge in pleasure or feel loved. This is very unhealthy. Food is fuel, and one must adapt to live off of what is best for you in this current situation. If you have a choice, live off of ketones not glucose, thats the way people lived before the advent of agriculture.
It doesn’t matter if you are Jew or Christian, we weren’t supposed to live in these evil times, and without a hope in the resurrection there seems to be no mercy. There’s no justice in the real world, and since I don’t want to die, the most I can hope for is to survive doing what needs to be done.