What God Allows

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Spirit Space
Animal consumption, disease, and religion.

Submitted: December 05, 2019

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Submitted: December 05, 2019

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The last essay I submitted here was titled Spiritual Slaughter. It was addressing cruelity found within the animal agriculture industry, something which is also a part of religious practice.

I recieved a comment from a fellow Booksie member which stated (paraphrasing) that I 'obviously hate God and that he gave us animals to eat.'

Apparently there will always be those who'll use the god dominant dogma of certain passages such as 'beasts of burden ' found in the Bible, sayings which are used to legitimize how humans treat non-humans in what ever way they might choose.

So, it is just for them that I will present the 'pro-human' reasons for consuming less (or not at all)  animals and their by-products.

Obesity

A growing problem in so called 'developing countries,' obesity has been directly connected to the consumption of animal products such as butter, whole milk and cheese. As well as fatty meats such as beef and pork. Obesity has been medically linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other preventable illnesses.

Viral and bacterial caused diseases

Swine flu H1N1

This viral infectious disease is spread from pig to human and from human to pig through the vector system and is respitory in nature.

Bird flu HSN1 HPA1 

Spread from poultry to human through the vector system.

Salmonella

This bacterium is found in meat, eggs and unpasturized milk products. It is estimated that in the US alone, about 1 million people will sicken from Salmonella, with approximately 400 deaths occuring per year.

E. Coli

Found in animal manure (until fully decomposed) this bacterium is the cause of more than 60,000 illnesses per year and approximately 20 deaths. Both Salmonella and E. Coli are transmitted through ingestion.

The contamination and spread of these sources of serious illness is due in part to the over crowded containment of agricultural animals, that which occurs before and during the process of slaughter containment.

So, in conclusion, obviously the God I hate gave us these infectious and at times deadly diseases as a part of his perfect creation. And as such we much enjoy what God allows. (Bet you thought I'd use endure and not enjoy. Nope.)

Eat hearty!

 

Source material: CDC, FDA


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