Thursday, February 22, 2007


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.


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.