Thursday, February 22, 2007

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Have a meat free day
So we did. Vegi lasagne tonight,- and very yummy it was too (even eaten an hour after it was ready, thanks to a really good Baptism prep evening).
I'm vegetarian by inclination, but living with 3 determined carnivores, and lacking the motivation to plan 2 sets of food on a regular basis, my regular practice is more like
"I don't enjoy meat, but I eat it anyway".
Actually, despite my own inertia, I find it really hard to think of a good argument in favour of meat-eating (apart, that is, from bacon sandwiches...a very compelling argument indeed). I feel physically better on a meat free diet. I hate the thought that I'm nourished at the expense of an animal's life. And that in a household where budgets remain fairly tight it's a weekly struggle to avoid buying some "bargain" meat which is only economical for me because of the horrible conditions in which it was produced.
Perhaps it's simply that I can't deal with the reality that most of the things I enjoy are purchased at some cost to another.
Something to consider, certainly.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

Thanks for this reflection. I've gone back and forth on this.

Purechristianithink said...

I'm with you on this one. I could be a fairly content vegetarian, but the rest of my family does not agree.