On Rationality of Being ‘Gratitarian’

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While non-eating of meat must be regarded as noble, it does nothing to spare herbivorous animals from being killed for food.

If we consider pain experienced by animals that are killed for food, animals that are killed for food will prefer to be killed and eaten by man.

An equilibrium within which man kills herbivores for food is, on average, a more painless equilibrium for herbivores than one in which all of mankind went vegetarian.

Whether you believe the biblical story or not, there exist scientific merits to eating of meat, particularly, red meat.

If God created animals with an original purpose different from being eaten by man, clearly, the divine fiat that provides man with authority to eat herbivores must incorporate some benefit for herbivores.

The Indian considers the cow sacred, as such refuses to eat. Christians, via their eating of cows enable spirits of cows attain to a higher purpose in God. Since Indians typically are not Christian, and Christians typically are not Indian, it would appear we do not arrive at a contradiction.

If you eat meat, the “you kill animals for food because you consider yourself superior” accusation fails only because of Jesus Christ.

Seems all men who eat meat owe Jesus some debt of gratitude.

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