woohoooo! www.bla-bla.com their homepage is featuring two of my articles (children in the computer age and the vegetarian one)
Great articles, OpalCat! I don’t have kids yet, but I’ve been wondering about the very things that you describe in your article. And your article about vegetarianism was food for thought.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
The Cat In The Hat
Interesting articles, Opal. Luckily, my son is only 6 months, so I can put off worrying a little longer.
Two questions, and not to be argumentitive (is that right?), but rather idle curiousity:
(A)From what I understand, cheese involves killing the cow. I might be wrong on this, but wasn’t there recently a GQ post on it? Something about using the cow’s stomach lining…
(B) Genesis 9:3 “Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.” (NIV) – Any comments?
Personally, I used to be a vegetarian for several years, but eventually I decided that my convictions on it weren’t really enough to be worth the hassle. Essentially, at that point I was a vegetarian because I had been and everyone expected me to be. Oh well. I admire your convictions though.
“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”
Some cheese does use it, but not all. You can get cheese that didn’t require anything to die.
As for the Genesis thing, well first thing you have to understand is that I am NOT a Christian, never will be, and would sooner die than be considered one. The biblical quotes in the article were in response to questions by people who used “God” as an excuse to eat meat. The point made by quoting them was not that the bible says not to eat meat, but that the ORIGINAL PLAN outlined in the Bible was for man to be vegetarian. Certainly that changed, according to the story, as man became a sinner. So eating meat came with sin. If you believe that stuff.