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KathleenP of Dialogue posts to BCC that animal rights activists are easily dismissed with a joke and vegetarians are boring. OK, then Mormons should fit right in there without much effort. How exciting is meatloaf, tuna casserole, jello salad and funeral potatoes? Green bean casserole? Ugh! Some Pasta with Pesto and a Ratatouille might be a welcomed change for these midwesterners who think barbecue sauce is one of the major food groups.

Interestingly, Kathleen reinterprets the "eat meat sparingly" thing to mean Mormons ought to spare more animal's lives in their meat consumption. So, eating one big steer is better than a bunch of chickens because you get more pounds of meat per spirit sent on to the next world. OK, sounds good to me, and following that line of thinking we'll be having African Elephant burgers for lunch and Blue Whale steaks for dinner at the Ward Potluck. Let them chickens run free!

Bengal tigers everywhere agree: vegetarians taste better.


I like my Indians with a dash of curry!

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meems said... @ February 21, 2006 at 10:47 PM

Wow, Snarker, that was quick work!

Kim Siever said... @ February 22, 2006 at 12:58 PM

FWIW, I had alligator at a recent Canadian bloggersnacker.

Bookslinger said... @ February 22, 2006 at 2:40 PM

Mad-cow disease in beef, buffalo, deer and elk. Bird flu in chickens. Offal getting mixed in with the meat at processing plants. All sorts of heavy metals in seafood. And growth hormones in almost every farm-raised land animal (cows, pigs, chickens).

The news alone is enough to drive one to vegetarianism.

I just wish Beano wasn't so expensive.

The worst nutritional sin of most Mormons is all that sugar at every ward dinner, fireside, baptism, or any gathering. Mormons can't do anything without pies, cakes, cookies, and brownies.

The Brethren are apparently concerned. Has anyone noticed the increase in articles on nutrition in the Ensign and Church News?

a random John said... @ February 22, 2006 at 3:20 PM

Isn't advocating eating larger animals a backdoor way of making sure that fewer chicken spirits make it here to earth? Because if we cut down on the number of chickens we consume then fewer will be raised. What about all the chicken spirits waiting to be born? I think we should eat more chicken in order to make sure that the chickens multiply and replenish the earth.

Kim Siever said... @ February 22, 2006 at 6:15 PM

bookslinger,

You'd be pleased to know that at our last fireside, the elders quoprum sprung for two platters of fruit and two platters of veggies.

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