Anybody else find it disturbing that in order to live, you must take life?

gopunk

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i find this a bit disturbing... no matter what, in order for most things to live, they have to take the life of something else, whether it be an animal or a plant :(
 

gopunk

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heh, i was sitting at a restaurant, thinking about this. then i ate some beef and though about it some more :)
 

Pr0Hawk

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Yeah, its real sad :(

*chomps down some tasty steak*

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......steak :D
 

Jfur

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I recently killed a large, juicy mango in order to sutain my life. But I asked it for its blessing first.
 

gopunk

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<< It's the cirlcle of life. Watch the Lion King. >>



i KNOW it's the circle of life... i'm not a retard... just because it is the way things are doesn't mean it can't be disturbing though. you people say "it's the food chain" as if that makes it not disturbing.
 

glenn1

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Not me. My food comes from a special farm where they talk the cows into committing suicide... guilt free induldgence.
 

apoppin

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<< no matter what, in order for most things to live, they have to take the life of something else, whether it be an animal or a plant >>


This statement is not true in the plant kingdom? What life does a plant "take" to grow. Plants grow from photosysthesis, air, water and nutrients.

When we eat fruit from a tree we are neither killing the tree nor its future life (unless we eat all its seeds).

And some of you really ought to seriously consider the "Breatherian" lifestyle . . . you have plenty of hot air to go around. :)
 

spanner

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It should disturb me, but no it doesn't. Things are created and things die and hopefully their souls move on and thats a good thing, I mean can you imagine living an eternity as a cocroach.
 

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<< i like animals...they taste good... >>



If God id not want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of Meat, or make them so tasty.
 

gopunk

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This statement is not true in the plant kingdom. What life does a plant "take" to grow. Plants grow from photosysthesis and water.

that is true... i didn't really think about that, i was only thinking of animals :eek:

When we eat fruit from a tree we are neither killing the tree nor its future life (unless we eat all its seeds).

that's true... hmm.
 

Kadarin

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You know, these vegetarian people really disgust me. Why won't anyone stand up for the rights of the plant kingdom? Plants are living creatures too, and deserve our respect. Instead, while groups cheerfully and vocally protest animal experimentation and extoll the virtues of not eating meat, the quiet plight of these pastoral members of our community of life here on Planet Earth goes ignored. Why is it wrong to consume animal life, but not plant life?
 

apoppin

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<< If God id not want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of Meat, or make them so tasty. >>


Now that you brought God into this; man originally - according to the Bible - along with all the animals were vegetarian.
 
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<< This statement is not true in the plant kingdom? What life does a plant "take" to grow. Plants grow from photosysthesis, air, water and nutrients. >>



Fertilizer helps too. And that just doesn't mean poop, it means decomposed plant and animal matter. Technically the plants probably didn't kill it themselvs, but there are poisonous plants and those cool Venus flytraps.
 

jhu

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it's not just other plants or animals that you're killing. you're also killing millions of bacteria every. you're killing potential cancer cells right now (or rather they're committing suicide now). cancer cells are people too!
 

glenn1

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<< I mean can you imagine living an eternity as a cocroach. >>



I'm sure if you asked the roach, he'd say that all told, he was having a pretty good time all things considered.

Myself however, i prefer being able to sit back and act like i'm the emperor of Rome, deciding which of the lobsters in the tank shall be allowed to live, and which will die horribly in a pot of boiling water in order to satisfy my hunger. And i don't even have to worry about satisfying the whims of the mob when i choose which one of the clawed warriors will get my thumbs down. Savage sounding? Perhaps, but oh so much fun (and tasty, especially when the seafood sauce has a nice dollop of horseradish mixed in).
 

apoppin

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<< Why is it wrong to consume animal life, but not plant life? >>



First, it isn't "wrong" to consume animal life (outside certain people's beliefs).

Vegetarianism - depending on the person - may simply be for health reasons.

And - as I pointed out before - eating the fruit of a tree doesn't harm it in any way. Nor does eating an ear of corn "kill" the plant.