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Yes, I became vegetarian for health reasons
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Yes, I became vegetarian for moral reasons
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Yes, I became vegetarian for spiritual reasons
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Author Topic: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?  (Read 2440 times)

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Offline lydgate

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Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« on: August 19, 2006, 07:30:51 PM »
Just curious. And does one say "Are you vegetarian?" or "Are you a vegetarian?"

Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006, 07:35:05 PM »
does one say "Are you vegetarian?" or "Are you a vegetarian?"

Either is acceptable

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006, 08:03:12 PM »
Hi Jay,

You don't have my main reason for being veggie on your list - spiritual. And no, my reason doesn't fit under the morals option. Strictly speaking though, if more than one option could be ticked, I'd tick two and three plus the one I mention.

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006, 08:15:03 PM »
Added the spiritual option.

I grew up vegetarian. My grandmother -- married at 14, educated surreptitiously until the age of 10, gentle dictator of my childhood's kitchen, great chef (though she would have scoffed at the term) -- would have been horrified to find even a smuggled egg in the house. And the cook, rigid Rajasthani Brahmin, would have walked out in horror if he'd discovered that I was having omelettes and egg-filled cakes made in his kitchen.

Oh, I've tried pretty much every kind of meat. Most were not tasty. A lot of it is the texture/consistency thing.

I'm glad my morals, now, coincide with my habits. So much easier.

Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006, 08:22:54 PM »
Hmm, that was quick, two others already ticked spiritual before me. ::)

Ah, so you're lacto-vegetarian in the Hindu style? Me too. :)

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2006, 08:26:37 PM »
You're all depraved plant killers. For shame!

As a boy from the Aussie bush I enjoy nothing more than finding another living creature, depriving it of its life, peeling off its skin, heating it up and then eating it.

;D

I heard a term the other day to describe "vegetarians" who eat fish: "vegequarians".

MtD
(Who thinks that if one has to submit to the wickedness of vegetarianism at least do it properly and go vegan)

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006, 08:30:36 PM »
Well, I've given up leather completely. (I'm not majorly into the "leather scene" at all, but I do find it exciting now and again.) So, I have a leather jacket or two, a few belts and a few shoes, and, erm, a few other leather goodies -- use 'em while they last, not to be replaced.
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006, 08:46:00 PM »
Well, I've given up leather completely.

So what do you use to secure the cheap trade you bring home to the bed?

MtD ;D

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006, 08:47:32 PM »
Natural-fiber rope works just fine. And my old neck-ties.
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2006, 08:47:53 PM »
I use hemp rope. :D
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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2006, 12:41:05 PM »
Omnivore would probably "classify" me, as I love veggies as well as meat (although I have been trying to decrease my red meat intake.  Kinda hard to do with a wife and son who love their beef)

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2006, 08:10:28 PM »
I LOVE MEAT, but 2 years ago I stopped eating beef and pork because my body just didn't digest it well.  I eat turkey, chicken and fish. I dropped 20lbs as soon as I stopped eating beef and pork...........I miss it though!

My stepfather was a butcher and brought home the BEST cuts of meat and I still say that my dying meal is going to be a big juicy porterhouse steak and a baked potato!


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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2006, 02:04:30 AM »
For those interested in the relationship between humans and the food they eat, read michael pollan's books:
http://www.michaelpollan.com/omnivore.php is his latest offering.

Matty, if given a choice I go for silk myself but I've always found that letting them lose was more fun ;D ;D

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Re: Idle Curiosity part 1: Vegetarians?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2006, 06:40:54 AM »
Silk is an animal product.  :o

Hemp is a cannabinoid. Just saying...  ;)
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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