Hello fellow atheists,My name is Rob and I am conducting an online ethnography of atheists who wish to discuss Vegetarianism. Any potential topics whether they are mutually exclusive or indeed…Continue
"meat eating rhetoric which says "buy me"
Oh, the world is absolutely permeated with animal-food advertising. It's seen as a luxury.
Once you start watching for it, it's amazing how much animal-use advertising there…"
"Yes there does seem to be that very anthropocentric view with comes (especially from the Abrahamic religions) it does not seem to me that it is a front line issue for 'the religious' but something which in ingrained into ones self without…"
"Yes, and religious ideas that people have a soul and animals don't, communicate that there's an essential difference between us and animals.
In Eastern religions, someone might get reincarnated as an animal, so there isn't that…"
"There's a link between religion and using animals: the gods are said to have made animals for humans, to use as they see fit. Something that never felt good to me, growing up in a fundie environment. So when I found out that all living beings…"
"Eating well requires learning about nutrition regardless of vegetarian or omnivore. I think for me it is second nature. I never think sbout what to eat instead of meat. It would be like asking an atheist, what do they do instead of going to church.…"
"Why would you say that Veganism is particularly more anti-god than say 'Vegetarianism'
I wouldn't say it's at all anti-god. It's not particularly identified with people who identify themselves as atheists or are…"
"Why would you say that Veganism is particularly more anti-god than say 'Vegetarianism' (this is not a criticism and I know there is no reason per se) but what about Veganism is less appealing for god-believers?
I agree that…"
"There's somewhat of a link in that conventionally religious people tend not to be vegan.
It wouldn't be a link with self-identified atheism, but rather a link between veganism and not being a God-believer.
Veganism is sort of a…"
"Yes I agree if we were to drastically 'shake up' what we constitute as sapient we would need some kind of 'rule of thumb', it would be essential to a functioning agribusiness (alongside jobs and livelihoods of many people). To…"
"Yes I agree, it appears multifactorial and yet somewhat overlapping... and not to be cynical I would say some information has been manipulated into certain ways (lets say traditionally by 'nutritional advocators' i.e media), I remember a…"
"I agree with you Pat and you do put forward that although there is the existence of conflicting religious ideologies there is the presence of Christian Vegetarians, Sikhs, Hindus etc.
I find this particularly interesting for atheism, not only…"