Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Opus 2023-017: Make Mine Meat

We are living in the midst of a war against meat.  Somehow cow farts are going to destroy the atmosphere but bison flatulence had no effect.  What about all the people in the world who eat foods like beans that increase the human gas output.  That might be reduced with a diet richer in beef.  

As you probably know the enemy is not cattle.  The enemy is a healthy and prosperous nation that makes meat a basic part of its diet.  It isn’t about doing away with cows.  I understand at the elite dinners they serve cuts that us common folk can’t afford.  It is about doing away with a middle class that has the freedom to make its own decisions.  

I was thinking about the part in Proverbs saying it’s better to eat vegetables in a peaceful house than meat in one that’s full of strife.  I was thinking about the importance or relationship with meat and vegetables in the Bible as opposed to our cultural mandates. Meat was the food of the wealthy and vegetables were the food in the poor. The comparison was not what kind of food you eat but what kind of atmosphere your home had. I think of other places where it talks about meat and I think of the sacrificial system.  All those animals that were sacrificed were not destroyed. Most of them are eaten either buy a feast of the people sacrificing or as food set aside for the priests and Levites.

In the Passover the central feature was to be the Paschal lamb. I’m thinking that in most of the feasts in the Bible meat was central.

The original human diet was either vegetarian or vegan.  We know this because after the flood, God made it clear that meat was on the menu.

(Gen 9:3 KJV)  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Later under the Law of Moses that carte blanc was rescinded but it was not a ban on meat, just certain types of meat.

So ignore the godless One World Order people who want you to eat bugs, own nothing and be happy.  God has ordained that meat is a part of the happiness that is possible in this life.

I like mine well done.

homo unius libri

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