Randy to Dallas/carnivorism
Oct 23, 1999 08:39 AM
Dallas--Thank you for the thoughts. I am in the process of reading several
works, but don't much like one-sided conversations. I am not interested in
Blavatsky per se(is this heresy on this list?) but only what she and others
can reveal to help me in my quest for understanding. If theosophy/Blavatsky
holds important answers and well-read students such as you are familiar with
the teachings, then this will help short-cut my search.
I'm not expecting you to teach me theosophy fundamentals but rather address
concisely questions or concerns I might raise.
As for carnivorism being a choice because of taste, I might agree this is
true for some, but does not deny the fact that humans eating a diet free of
animal products put themselves at great risk of chronic degenerative
diseases. Additionally, taste is the program within us that should be
followed to achieve good nutrition. I'm speaking here of natural, not
processed, foods. Our natural foods, those we are genetically programmed
for, are those we could find in nature and digest in their natural form.
These foods are meats, organs, insects, nuts, fruits, honey and some
vegetables. Note rice, pasta and tofu are not on the list. These and other
modern processed foods must be heat processed and denatured in order to be
properly digested and have their inherent toxins neutralized. Also, if you
were in the wild with the onus of feeding a family, how many grains of wheat,
soy, or rice would you find?
Choosing foods based on "ethics" creates a paradox, a discordancy with the
truth of our genetic heritage. We follow the "ethic" to the peril of our
health. I understand this flies in the face of current dogma about eating
lots of carbohydrate and avoiding cholesterol and fat, but they are wrong.
I wish it were different because I loathe killing to live. But perhaps this
is a luxury of "conscience" created by our modern world of convenient grocery
stores and abundance. If I were really hungry, maybe I would not be so
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