Vegetarianism – the kind based on secular ethical reasons – is Illogical bullshit.
Some religions mandate a strict vegetarian diet – like certain strains of Hinduism. Some others like Judaism and Islam ban certain foods or food combinations that share the same superstitious rationale as vegetarianism But these don’t offend my sensibility so much because they are clearly based on non-moral folklore and superstition. Modern vegans and vegatarians claim a high-ground based on what they believe is a self-evident morality.
So why is it bullshit? The answer is simple: L.E.L, or:
Life Eats Life
Here’s a syllogistic breakdown:
- Vegetarians believe its immoral to take a life to eat it
- They limit this rule to killing/eating animals, not plants
- Animals eat other animals, but vegetarians exempt carnivorous animals from censure because they aren’t self-aware
- This absurd logic extends to the smallest animals and microbes who eat amino acids – the building blocks of life
- But aren’t plants living things that dont’ deserve to die for food
Well, I admit my argument is getting a bit jumbled, but you get the point right? WTF vegetarians??
And don’t think I’ve never “been there”. Like any good sensitive liberal arts college freshman I hung out with feminist chicks, banned meat for a semester, got uppity about it. But like all foolish young adventures, I ended it with a whimper. And now older, I understand with a clear why.