And she again bare his brother Abel.
Of the firstlings of his flock
And the LORD had respect unto Abel
And to his offering:
And Cain was very wroth,
And his countenance fell.
Shalt thou not be accepted?
And if thou doest not well,
Sin lieth at the door.
And unto thee shall be his desire,
When they were in the field,
That Cain rose up against Abel his brother,
And slew him.
Yield unto thee her strength;
A fugitive and a vagabond
Shalt thou be in the earth.
- Yes, meat is more expensive to eat, but who does that mostly affect? Slave owners, for example, want maximum work done at minimum price, and feeding slaves (workers) vegetables is a lot cheaper than feeding them meat. Hence the slave (worker) owning classes stand to substantially benefit by vegetarianism. No wonder Hitler was a Vegetarian.
- Then there is the matter, (well documented) that eating meat causes a person to be a stronger warrior. The Hindus, who are taught religiously to be vegetarians, make an exception in Gita (general name for their holy books) for warriors to be able to eat meat. This is very telling, and opens vegetarians to the charge that they want to tamp down the Western warrior instinct and abilities, and turn us all into domestic obedient worker bees.
- Meat eating is controversial for a lot of reasons, while there is no controversy at all about eating vegetables. Meat eaters eat lots of vegetables and fruits, but vegetarians tend to completely omit meat from their diets.
- Another point about eating meat is the act of killing an animal has a profound psychological effect on anyone who does it. Generally, there are two major reactions. There are those (thankfully a limited number though we have no statistics on this) who kill animals and find they enjoy it. These, we know, tend to go on to commit horrendous crimes. Then there are those who kill animals and feel pity and contrition (hopefully most of us). These go on to be better persons for the experience. When they see the pain and suffering of animals being killed they are moved to compassion and by extension to compassion for all life. Therefore, the act of killing animals for food may well serve a valuable purpose in teaching compassion and kindness and the ability to care about the feelings of others. These types would most likely also oppose any sorts of cruelty to human beings such as the tyrannies and dictatorships of Communism and Nazism.
- Could it then be that the vegetarian instinct is not at all what it claims to be? Not humanitarian at all but a facilitator of slavery, exploitation, and degradation of human kind. This is surely a question that needs further research.
- Yet one more problem with vegetarianism is that it indirectly damages the soil, and leads to lower food production in the long run. By contrast, in an ecologically balanced system of agriculture and husbandry where animals are used for food to supplement the vegetable diet, their manure enriches the soil leading to more bountiful harvests. Soil enriched in this way, (which is the mode of traditional farming) is very supportive of the health and vigor of plants, such that such plants have greater resistance to disease and pest predators.
- Thus, Vegetarianism works to reduce crop yields where widely practiced. This leads to a rise in the price of the harvested grain, vegetables and fruit. On this basis, vegetarianism is not a sound ecological practice. We are excluding here factory farming of all sorts.