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It looks like PETA is using Jesus to get its point across.


If nothing else this ad campaign is going to be good for a few threads here at the ol’ Straight Dope.

Oh yeah, now that’s a good idea. :rolleyes:

Here’s my favorite line:
PETA Director Dan Mathews said in a statement. “It’s a sin for Christians to exclude animals from the commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’”

I guess he forgot about the sacrificial lambs.

Maybe he also forgot that when God gave the list of what Thou Shalt Not Eat (snakes, pork, etc), only specific animals were mentioned, not all of them.

If you ask me, I bet Jesus would’ve loved a good cheeseburger.

BTW - hasn’t it been proven that the Shroud of Turin is too new to have been from Jesus’s time?

Ummmm… wasn’t Jesus a fisherman?

Did he throw them all back?


Jesus was a carpenter. He was AKA “The Fisher of Men” however. A couple of the apostles (I don’t remember which was) were fishermen though.

Peter was the fisherman. But Jesus did feed his entire host with fish from the Sea of Galillee.


Cecil just mentioned it here:http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcarbon14.html

Jesus was supposed to be a carpenter, one or more of his deciples was a fisherman. (I was raised a Methodist, but it’s been a long time.

Anyway, carry on.

OH! OH! Can I email PETA and have them explain that or do you want to, Maeglin?

Damn I wish I thought of that.

Maybe PETA doesn’t consider fish to be real animals or something.

“Thou shall be a vegetarian” must have been the 13th commandment. Of course #11 was “Thou shall not abort” and #12 was “Thou shall not be homosexual”.

Carbon dating was performed on some tiny pieces of fabric from the Shroud. However, not all of the pieces of the thing are the same age. There was a fire some time ago that destroyed parts of the Shroud, and new fabric was sewn into place. With all the moving around the Shroud’s done, it would be fairly difficult to get two carbon tests to give the same date, especially since we’re talking about something that’s at most c. 1970 years old. Not a lot of time on the C-14 scale.

On the fishmerman bit, Peter was, and I believe John was as well.

It’s been a long time since Catholic school. I’ve managed to block out a lot of the memories :smiley:

Kudos on the feeding the masses with fish bit. Does it specifically metion whether J had fish along with his chips?? :wink:

You bet. There’s a great place right down the street. Good greasy burger with hot cheese. Damn good!

So that’s what was on that third tablet Moses dropped (you know the one. Mel Brooks found the archival footage.)

I particularly like how they assume that Jesus was a vegetarian because he was allegedly a member of the Essenes.

Considering this view is only held by a very small percentage of theologians, that’s a huge assumption. Just where is PETA getting its strange ideas from–as another example, for suggesting that beer is healthier than milk? If PETA really believed that, I’ve got some friends who are reformed alcoholics who may set them straight.

PETA claims Jesus served fishWEED…ooooookay.

As for cow’s tongue-never ate it myself, but I’ve heard that it is actually very good-not tough, tender, and very little, if any, fat.

Theres a verse which tells the story of guys kept in captivity who decide to eat vegetables and water instead of the King’s sumtuous meat feasts (oops, I am talking about the Bible here).
Also, theres a verse which states anything you want to eat is okay.

A common misconception. A true translation from the original Greek shows this story to actually be “The Miracle of the Loaves and Tofu”.

That’s my favorite line too…but for the reason that he seems to think killing plants is not a sin.

Cecil’s current mailbag question… http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcarbon14.html

Ummmm…I thought Jews were not to combine milk and meat, or is that something that came about later?

Maybe someone should mention to him that the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder.” Of course, that probably still wouldn’t dissuade him. I like how he excludes Jews from the necessities of following the commandments.

See, that’s it, wasn’t Jesus supposed to have replaced the sacrificial lambs? Eat crackers, not cute fuzzy animals!

“Thou shalt not seethe a calf in its mother’s milk.” is seen as the basis for the taboo against eating milk and meat together.