Is veganism compatible with religious beliefs?
The seven tenets of the Church of Satan: https://thesatanictemple.com/pages/tenets
The seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association: https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles
Why so many vegans are atheist / vegans and religion: https://www.livekindly.co/why-so-many-vegans-are-atheist/
What 6 world religions have to say about vegetarianism: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11240/what-6-world-religions-have-to-say-about-vegetarianism.html
Exploring the relationship between veganism and religion: https://happyherbivore.com/2012/12/explore-relationship-veganism-religion/
Vegetarianism and religion: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~soa29/Religious%20Issues.htm
Food and faith in Christian culture: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/food-and-faith-in-christian-culture/9780231149969
Food in Christianity: https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/educator-resources/food-christianity
Holy Food in the Judeo-Christian tradition: https://ffl.org/food-yoga/food-as-a-medium-of-love/food-culture-christianity/
7 benefits from stepping outside your comfort zone: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-benefits-from-stepping-outside-your-comfort-zone-joshua-miller
16 reasons why you should get out of your comfort zone now: https://www.forbes.com/sites/annlatham/2018/04/11/16-reasons-why-you-should-get-out-of-your-comfort-zone-now/#36f0b6de62e5
6 reasons why your comfort zone is holding you back in life: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/6-reasons-why-your-comfort-zone-holding-you-back-life.html
The science behind why some people don’t follow the crowd: https://www.influenceatwork.com/inside-influence-report/the-science-behind-why-some-people-dont-follow-the-crowd/
The prevalence of social norms: https://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2009/06/the-prevalence-of-social-norms.html
Why people follow what other people do: https://theconversation.com/conform-to-the-social-norm-why-people-follow-what-other-people-do-107446
10 reasons why being different is okay: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/10-reasons-being-different
There’s a few big differences that I think make the case for how we should view food today:
• Factory farming exists now and it didn’t exist then - this is a big difference in how people consume food
• Resources were scarcer then than they are now - globally we waste about ⅓ of all food produced for human consumption - that’s a massive percentage and a very serious problem - it’s a little higher in the US too (source and source)
• It’s very clear throughout Scripture that God and Jesus regard created life with honor and dignity - Jesus Himself was poor and identified with the poor, who in His time rarely had more than basic food staples to eat - and Jesus is often referred to as the Good Shepherd, a title that shows us He’s for the honest and supportive care of vulnerable animals like sheep
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