How to Win an Argument With a Vegetarian

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by KilljoyKlown, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Modern humans have no need to eat meat to get all the nutrition they need. I'm not sure everybody would agree with you about their food preferences. But even if you were right about that, that also does nothing to address the moral arguments against eating meat.

    Welcome to sciforums. Did you come here just to take a swipe at vegetarians?

    What makes you think eating a vegetarian diet is equivalent to eating "poorly"?

    Good observation. Yet every time one of these threads appears, suddenly we see meat eaters emerge from the woodwork to stridently defend their carnivorous appetites. Look at the number of posts that do nothing except crow about what kinds of meat the meat-eater likes, for example.

    What's this over-defensiveness all about, do you think?
     
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  3. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just thankful I don't have to hunt and kill for the meat I eat. But I do think if I paid as much attention to my diet as do vegetarians I wouldn't be over weight now.
     
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  5. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    Your sick a lot . You need more beans in your diet bro . To compensate . Soy beans have all essential amino acids to make protein and that is why it is a big favorite among whole food radicals. Other beans need a legume to go with them . That be like grains and stuff . Beans and a grain . Nuts work there way in there to and that is why a peanut butter sandwich and bread is high performance type food .
    Note : people with peanut allergies shut there eyes . Do not eat a peanut butter sandwich . This is my disclaimer

    I came from a food radical family . We ground our own wheat when I was growing up . All the other kids got Captain Crunch , but no we had to eat our ground red whole wheat . That we ground by hand . We had a 2 year supply of the stuff . We also made our own bread and what the fuck ever heard of leaven . Hockey puck saw dust is what it was . No white bread could hit these lips , no no. Fuck Me and my horse , plus the mouse in my pocket .
    That was not worst of it . It was the green grape and wheat germ smoothies with the seeds ground up in em . Oh shit Smoothies taste good now a days but that shit you could not get ants to eat and drink it . Oh what a fucking night mare for a kid. I like wheat ground now . Lets just say it was an acquired taste . Not sure if I could do the grape wheat germ thing with the grape seeds ground up in it though . I could give it Me best shot . Maybe wid some booze
     
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  7. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    You aren't implying that people who eat very little plant foods are full of crap, are you?
    I mean, I enjoy being able to lose two pounds in ten seconds on the porcelain throne...I'm just a regular person...really regular.
    My brother observed this, my wife and I are vegetarians. We're sort of crap terrorists...we're in and out so fast, you wonder why the bathroom suddenly stinks...like garlic and beans!
    (I'm also known for my ninja farts, silent and very deadly...)

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  8. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    I like killing my dinner . The meat is not raised in a salmonella slush pool . Deer meat is extremely lean and tender. I mean it is extremely lean . It is good for you and if you got to kill em your self you will run that flabby gut of your right off .
     
  9. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    If I start eating meat again I'm probably going to try to eat only what I can catch...
    Which rather implies I'm going to be eating some weird stuff...I understand armadillo tastes like pork...
    But I'd probably start with fish and frogs.

    I once had some roasted feral hog.

    A really dangerous animal, but WOW! If I get into hunting...
     
  10. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    If we don't eat them they'll eat us.
     
  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    You didn't say if you were the one that skinned and dressed it, but I would guess not.

    Did you know that in Texas the armadillo is the official state speed bump.

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  12. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    What we eat is largely a matter of availability, cultural conditioning and personal preference, tempered on occasion by any allergies and intolerance.

    All whole foods and those minimally processed are deemed to be healthier by most who research such things, and moderation in portion size balanced to activity will aid in attaining and maintaining optimum body weight for one's circumstances.

    If I lived in a warmer climate, I could imagine myself as a vegetarian or possibly even vegan. The extremes of this climate and the physical nature of my activities find me craving fat and meat protein, in all forms. I have been raised in a culture that respectfully eats meat, honoring the creature that offers it's life in support of our own.

    I know several vegetarians, vegans, and those formerly of that persuasion. One of my current dietary mentors is a chemist from Europe, a former vegetarian of over a decade, who now advocates a moderate amount of chicken, fish or pork in the diet, eats organic where possible and avoids most processed foods. At 65, he radiates physical and intellectual energy. I don't think he is contemplating retirement for a decade despite having no need to work. He would die of boredom, lol....
     
  13. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Pretty much, they're about blind...

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    Here's the one I chased around at the gas station, snapping pictures.
    If you don't move when they are looking at you they don't run away. Their armor seems to be better-made for moving through sticker-bushes than anything else...They usually get killed by whacking into the undercarriage.

    I have actually shooed the little farts off the road...Last night I almost creamed one coming home...had to swerve to the side, then honk repeatedly before he got off the road.

    I could see myself keeping hens for eggs and pest control...but no freaking rooster!
     
  14. Mr MacGillivray Banned Banned

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    Once again you make silly statements to defend your ignorance.

    All humans can survive on a carnivorous diet, as long as they follow the balanced carnivorous diet of the inuit.

    The Japanese live longer and suffer less from certain afflictions because of the nature of their diet. You still don't seem to be able to grasp the simple concept that bigger isn't necessarily better.

    Why don't you just quit it. Be a man.
     
  15. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Seals are supposed to taste kinda funky...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18457208

    Y'know, there's a whole bunch of confounding social factors going on with First Nations people, so I don't think the Inuit can be said to prove or disprove anything.

    Alright?
     
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  16. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    In fairness if there was no demand they'd only kill them anyway, after all we're not just going to release millions of them.
    So in other words your diet is lacking in some areas? :shrug:
    What if there was a way to remove the face?

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    And anyways if we're talking about morality and cruelty then surely you can only be a vegan or omnivore, after all it's hardly natural to stick a machine on a cows tits and suck out its fluids!
     
  17. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    mmm soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside.


    :jason:

    Couldn't find a knife and fork.
     
  18. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Well duh, of course. What on earth do you expect on a fricken discussion forum. Meat eaters to say "oh you're right!! Dammit I'm going vegetarian!".

    And we dont 'emerge from woodwork', we surface from a pool of slime. You know, cos we're disgusting.
     
  19. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Armadillo, the other, other, other white meat... I read in a book about them they were called "Hoover Hogs," during the depression in Texas...

    See, if I ever hunt, well...I'd start with things like this:

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    That's a 'possum, for those of you unfamiliar...yep, America's giant marsupial rat. And speaking of rats, here's an invasive non-native for my menu:

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    The nutria from South America.
    Oh, and I understand these are delicacies:

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    I dunno...y'all have no idea how bad snapping turtles stink on the outside
     
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  20. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    I likes Armadillos.
     
  21. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm a vegetarian, I really don't give a toss what any of you eat, as long as it's not me, my family or friends. (and any pets they might have)

    I'm not going to state what you eat is bad or unhealthy, I'd just point out I don't eat it for whatever reasons. Most of the time I don't bother telling people because it's a real pain in the arse to deal with people that think their particular diet should fit everyone, everyone's different deal with it.

    This means at times I do go without eating when around others that are eating what they want to eat, but I'm prepared to do that, at least I can keep to my diet without causing problems, concerns or arguments with others and there is no accidents or foul-ups (or malice).
     
  22. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    I'm married.
    And you seem like a nice guy and all, but

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    no.
     
  23. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Eating other animals is a 'gateway drug' to eating humans....

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