I hate vegetarians. Not all. Infact, I believe it’s a very healthy lifestyle and a perfectly valid choice. But what I hate are irrational or illogical reasons for becoming a vegatarian.
Last night I learned an aquaintance was a vegatarian. I always like to ask why (just for kicks), and she said because plants don’t scream when you eat them. (I think she meant that proverbially) To top it off she’s a philosophy major, so arguing with her was …errrrr. to say the least.
I tried to argue that just because we can’t hear or see plant emotion, they still have reactions to negative stimuli.
Then when I started challenger her theories with actual fact and logic, she said 'facts don’t prove anything."!!! They are only statements. Ug! That philosophy thing again!
I thought proofs were backed up by facts, that’s the way it works right?
I also said that I think it’s arrogant to think that one life form has more of a right to continue than another (cows have more rights than plants?). And even thought humans have more intelligence, that wouldn’t mean a damn thing if the sun were to burn out, so you have to look at our existence in relationship to the entire universe. Now, of course, I know we have to eat something, but to say that it’s better to eat veggies on a moral issue is odd to me.
My deal is that if you’re a vegatarian because it’s hip, or you lost a bet, or just cause you wanna, then i’m cool with that–as long as you admit that and don’t try and make yourself more moral than meat eaters
All this science, I don’t understand. It’s just my job 5 days a week-- Rocketman