Dearest Deb... :angel2:
How can I be angry or upset in any way with you, especially when you're telling me your feelings? Thank you for being honest and up front with me...I appreciate it. Yes, that did sound and it was biased wasn't it. I guess I have to look at that myself and have been justifying in my own mind that I have to have some form of protein and I'd rather it come from poultry or fish rather than a cow or other four hoofed animal. I choose this simply because of the fat content. It's low and it's much healthier.
I still stand firm on my ground about it though. I guess in my heart since I've seen the gruesome torture these animals are inflicted with; why should I advocate it by eating it. To me, the killing of a fish or foul is less excruciating to my mind. Whatever it is...as long as I'm not stooping to eating cats or dogs...which leads you to probably say "who am I to say who is to eat what"...well, I have my opinion and beliefs just like anyone else and have the backbone to stand up to it. God have mercy on the soul I "see" begin to eat a cat, dog, big cat, or any other endangered species... I pass judgement and jury on them that day. It all revolves around the fact that life is filled with suffering. Too bad about the misfortune of others that aren't provided with being among the fit. This is how the world keeps a watch on its population. Those that live in deserts...well, good luck...same with third world countries. Sorry, it may sound cruel, but I didn't create the situations on earth and certainly am powerless to change it. Even in nature, it's about survival of the fittest. The weak will die and the strongest prevail. I'm sure you think I'm harsh, I am I suppose, but again, I'm not trying to clean up what I said earlier...these are my own beliefs. Have you ever seen a slaughterhouse? I have...trust me, it's somewhere I'd rather not wish my biggest adversary to see. Yes, I've seen chickens killed too...Fish as well, the inhumanity, while it appears to be less cruel to me, the outcome remains the same...death. I do value that chicken/fish's life. I thank the Lord and I thank that creature for sparing its life for me so I may eat. No, I'm not into fishing either. I wouldn't have the heart to kill it! I know...I know double standard in a way isn't it! I don't want to kill it; it's just that I know it's in the store and I can buy it...I have my own eccentricities too!
There's plenty of food in this world, I don't think by becoming a glutton is a way of life. To eat what your body needs is what I would believe what God intended. I don't condemn people for eating beef...it's my choice not to; that's all I'm saying. Our resources are so plentiful...look at the shape of the world today. Those of who do wish to indulge in a never-ending struggle, look at them. Not only are they obese, but their will to live is dangerously low! How prevalent obesity is in the masses! Which is another different whacked out avenue in this labyrinth we call society! Pitiful souls that have no desire to believe that there is more to life than chewing! Do you think they think about where their food comes from and what animals may suffer? I didn't want to get so long winded about this; however, I guess it's all a matter of perspective and perhaps to me, I am a bit more eccentric/whacko when it comes to many of our four legged creatures than some may say they are. ...I don't care...I love who I am and I'll stick to what I believe in regarding cats, dogs, cows, sheep, pigs, deer, elk, and whatever else that turns my stomach inside out when it comes to saying bonne repas! I better quit while I've dug a big enough hole that I may not get out of...Sorry for my brutal honesty. I am quite sure that I meant no harm and certainly will cherish your friendship as always.