1. Post #201
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    Thats the great part about being an omnivore, we can handle both diets.
    Yes I have gone weeks not eating meat just to see how it feels, and I felt just as healthy as when I do eat meat. We can go both ways just fine.

  2. Post #202
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    Timebomb575's Avatar
    January 2011
    5,725 Posts
    Yes I have gone weeks not eating meat just to see how it feels, and I felt just as healthy as when I do eat meat. We can go both ways just fine.
    Me and my room mate went vegetarian for a week, wasnt nearly as bad as we thought it would be. Though I have a feeling if we had gone on longer it would have gotten old quick.


    The Wendy's triple cheeseburgers we ate at the end of the week were heavenly, admittedly.

  3. Post #203
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,350 Posts
    in the west it's perfectly possible to go all vegetarian.
    it's people in the other parts of the world that rely on meat for protein and fat that would have troubles with it.

  4. Post #204
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    in the west it's perfectly possible to go all vegetarian.
    it's people in the other parts of the world that rely on meat for protein and fat that would have troubles with it.
    The other parts of the world have all of the same shit that the west has. I live in Asia and can find exactly what you guys can find.

  5. Post #205
    Dennab
    April 2010
    5,256 Posts
    in the west it's perfectly possible to go all vegetarian.
    it's people in the other parts of the world that rely on meat for protein and fat that would have troubles with it.
    Technically we can go even further and completely abandon all organic food in the west


    meal replacement shake and multivitamin master race!!

    Edited:

    The other parts of the world have all of the same shit that the west has. I live in Asia and can find exactly what you guys can find.
    He's talking about certain third world countries. A lot of people can't just march down to their local health food store and get supplemental substances for whatever their diet is lacking in like we can.

  6. Post #206
    This title is totally OVERKILL™!
    Coyoteze's Avatar
    November 2011
    8,547 Posts
    I'm fine with them as long as they don't go on about how it's "murdering animals"

    to which I just retort "We've been killing animals for survival since we were goddamn monkeys, why would I change that habit now?"

  7. Post #207
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    Simski's Avatar
    February 2007
    13,286 Posts
    in the west it's perfectly possible to go all vegetarian.
    it's people in the other parts of the world that rely on meat for protein and fat that would have troubles with it.
    It's not very realistic to think we ever will though.
    If we stop now, we'll have Mexican pig cartels making big bucks by smuggling meat into the US.

  8. Post #208
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    theenemy's Avatar
    May 2006
    690 Posts
    There only ever been one thing that turned me into the "pushy vegetarian" type that keeps getting mentioned. I was watching some nature program with the rest of my family when a seal began to chase this penguin for food, Its massive frame baring down on it as the penguin's feet slipped on the ice and it fell closer to it's doom. Within seconds the meat eating half of my family were cowering behind pillows begging for the channel to be changed while me and my vegetarian father looked at them in confusion.

    If you can't stand that sight or concept of an animal being killed, ESPECIALY if it's for another animal's survival and regardless of the killed animal's appearance, you shouldn't eat meat.

  9. Post #209
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    Robbobin's Avatar
    June 2007
    8,046 Posts
    The other parts of the world have all of the same shit that the west has. I live in Asia and can find exactly what you guys can find.
    This fact is simply not true. Only 2 billion people have diets as full of meat as we do in britain/america.

    Edited:

    I'm fine with them as long as they don't go on about how it's "murdering animals"

    to which I just retort "We've been killing animals for survival since we were goddamn monkeys, why would I change that habit now?"
    That argument is piss poor. You can't appeal to belief to justify belief without arguing circularly.

    Edited:

    It's not very realistic to think we ever will though.
    If we stop now, we'll have Mexican pig cartels making big bucks by smuggling meat into the US.
    I'm pretty sure thisispain's position isn't that we should make meat illegal (because that would be fucking stupid). He's merely saying it's possible for us to individually decide to quit eating meat. Even Einstein said "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

  10. Post #210
    baked alaska's Avatar
    February 2012
    1 Posts
    If they are indeed vegetarian to protest against animals being murdered, I cannot understand their point. Their diet excluding meat will not decrease the amount of animals being slaughtered to feed the rest of us, however it is their lifestyle and honestly I could care less about what they do.

  11. Post #211
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    Simski's Avatar
    February 2007
    13,286 Posts
    I'm pretty sure thisispain's position isn't that we should make meat illegal (because that would be fucking stupid). He's merely saying it's possible for us to individually decide to quit eating meat. Even Einstein said "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
    Sure you could, but what's the point if you generally don't like the taste and find it very bothersome to properly prepare vegetarian meals? The "it's more ethical because animals are killed to make food" is redundant since there will never be enough vegetarians to have a significant impact on the meat industry and animals will be slaughtered at the exact same rate as before.

    I barely have any good reason to become a vegetarian. All my relatives eat meat, so I would be forcing my relatives to prepare extra meals to suit my choices if I'm invited to dinner. The amount of variation when visiting restaurants is decreased significantly. I don't know much at all about all the types of vegetables and things I would have to include in my every meal to ensure that I'm eating healthy, and thinking about all of these things will make cooking a lot more complex for someone who still has mostly just very basic cooking skills. Lastly, there's simply too much vegetables that I find simply despicable.

    If I were to become a vegetarian, it would be because I wanted to lose weight and eat more healthy, and if I had a roomie or partner that was a vegetarian and knew a lot about how to prepare your meals. It would in all other scenarios not be worth the trouble.

  12. Post #212
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    DuncanFrost's Avatar
    August 2007
    13,888 Posts
    how can you say "i don't like the taste of vegetarian meals" when it literally encompasses every single foodstuff that isn't meat

  13. Post #213
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    how can you say "i don't like the taste of vegetarian meals" when it literally encompasses every single foodstuff that isn't meat
    You see, most people who don't know what vegetarianism truly is think that vegetarians sit there eating carrots all day.

    That's not true at all.

    Look at all the vegetarian recipes out there, there is an INSANE amount. Indians and other asian countries have giant vegetarian cuisines and I have eaten vegetarian foods that taste 100 times better than meat foods, but I can't cook well. If I could cook properly, I would have gone permanent vegetarian a long time ago. I just cut down on the meats a lot now because I ate too much of it as a kid. I have to admit, cooking a simple delicious chicken breast takes much less effort than preparing a tastier vegetarian meal in my opinion.

  14. Post #214
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    Simski's Avatar
    February 2007
    13,286 Posts
    how can you say "i don't like the taste of vegetarian meals" when it literally encompasses every single foodstuff that isn't meat
    I didn't say "I don't like the taste of vegetarian meals", I said "I think a lot of vegetables taste horrible".

  15. Post #215
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    theenemy's Avatar
    May 2006
    690 Posts
    I didn't say "I don't like the taste of vegetarian meals", I said "I think a lot of vegetables taste horrible".
    That's why you cook them, like you do with any meat.

  16. Post #216
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    I didn't say "I don't like the taste of vegetarian meals", I said "I think a lot of vegetables taste horrible".
    Do you hate a lot of vegetables both cooked and raw?

  17. Post #217
    The Kakistocrat's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,353 Posts
    I'm personally a meat-lover, but I think one day we will all have to be vegetarian. Raising animals to eat (especially big ones like cows) is a huge waste of energy and nutrients, something we won't be able to do when we have twice the population we have now. Eating vegetables would cut the middlemen (animals) out, giving us more energy efficiency.

  18. Post #218
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    Simski's Avatar
    February 2007
    13,286 Posts
    Do you hate a lot of vegetables both cooked and raw?
    Yes

  19. Post #219
    The Kakistocrat's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,353 Posts
    If the killing is of an creature that does not have complex thoughts or emotions, or if they're inherently evil (horses), the killing is done in a humane way, the the killing is for a good cause (giving people food), then I am not morally against it. I am against using inhumane methods and living conditions.

    Suffering, sentience, usefulness, upsides, downsides... it's all relevant.
    I like to think of it as "the greater good, with realism included".
    wait... did you call horses inherently evil?

  20. Post #220
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    Simski's Avatar
    February 2007
    13,286 Posts
    wait... did you call horses inherently evil?
    I do not like horses >:C

  21. Post #221
    Bassplaya7's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,499 Posts
    That's interesting. Has anyone ever made you feel uncomfortable because of your views? or bothered you about them
    My friends love to give me a hard time. It usually doesn't bother me, but sometimes it gets a little too obnoxious. I never try to force my views on people, and expect the same courtesy in return.

  22. Post #222
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    Do you hate a lot of vegetables both cooked and raw?
    I hate most any vegetable, and the ones I do like, only when prepared as a meal with meat.

  23. Post #223
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    benjojo's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,622 Posts
    As a vegetarian (Out of my own choice) I can still say that PETA can fuck right off.

  24. Post #224
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    BeAR!)'s Avatar
    August 2009
    2,060 Posts
    Yes, it is, they have to eat specified vegetables/fruits to get enough protein and other important things.

    There's a reason people that just jump into vegetarianism with zero research can end up with health problems.
    Shit, will I die? I did no research. I don't eat special foods just to stay alive. How is that any different to our 'special fruit and veg' to being your 'special' meats.

  25. Post #225
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    As a vegetarian (Out of my own choice) I can still say that PETA can fuck right off.
    That's the spirit! :P

    I remember my 3rd grade teacher forced us to send letters to PETA telling them how great of an organization they are.

    I called them evil in my letter.

    I was the only one they didn't reply to lol

  26. Post #226
    Not that bad of a seed
    asteroidrules's Avatar
    January 2011
    11,392 Posts
    I see nothing wrong with it unless you are one of those real in your face lunatics about it. I personally think it's unhealthy and I do like to eat meat but to each his own.

  27. Post #227
    The Kakistocrat's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,353 Posts
    I do not like horses >:C
    well that's still a pretty horrible justification for eating animals.

  28. Post #228

    August 2011
    772 Posts
    I eat meat and am fully willing to admit that it is pretty unethical. But I continue to eat it because its easy to get and its really fuckin' tasty.

    Don't really care what vegetarians do, if they enjoy it and dont want to force it on me, more power to them. Thats the great part about being an omnivore, we can handle both diets.
    Unethical? Are you trying to tell me that lions and wolfs and other carnivore creatures are unethical as well?

  29. Post #229
    LCBADs's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,775 Posts
    Unethical? Are you trying to tell me that lions and wolfs and other carnivore creatures are unethical as well?
    No, since they don't have a choice in the matter, and even if they did, they're too stupid to think about their actions in that way.

  30. Post #230
    RAPISTS ARE OPPRESSED
    mobrockers2's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,403 Posts
    No, since they don't have a choice in the matter, and even if they did, they're too stupid to think about their actions in that way.
    Nice contradiction

  31. Post #231
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    EditOutJ's Avatar
    December 2009
    245 Posts
    well that's still a pretty horrible justification for eating animals.
    It wasn't a justification for eating animals, it was just his opinion on horses.

  32. Post #232

    August 2011
    772 Posts
    No, since they don't have a choice in the matter, and even if they did, they're too stupid to think about their actions in that way.
    Can't tell if LCBAD is just a bad poster or posts bad because he's too stupid to think about his words.

  33. Post #233
    The Kakistocrat's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,353 Posts
    It wasn't a justification for eating animals, it was just his opinion on horses.
    No, in an earlier post he said one reason eating animals is okay is because "some are inherently evil... like horses".

  34. Post #234
    LCBADs's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,775 Posts
    Can't tell if LCBAD is just a bad poster or posts bad because he's too stupid to think about his words.
    I have a reputation now? You make me feel so special.

    Edited:

    Nice contradiction
    me being an idiot, you'll have to explain what contradiction i made

  35. Post #235
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    Combin0wnage's Avatar
    September 2006
    1,258 Posts
    I am personally a carnivore, but I think Vegetarian cuisines are fucking delicious if you get the right ones. Expensive as fuck, but really delicious!

  36. Post #236
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    Sunnday3's Avatar
    February 2007
    632 Posts
    I don`t care, don't hurt me or someone else it's fine in my book, just.. don't shove it down my throat trying to convert me please?

  37. Post #237
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    JustGman's Avatar
    December 2005
    6,058 Posts
    I don't really care as long as they don't prance around pretending that they're saving the animals or some bullshit like that.

  38. Post #238
    NorthernFall's Avatar
    June 2009
    1,896 Posts
    I'm piscitarian and I get a massive amount of shit for what I eat.

    For those that don't know a Piscitarian is like a vegetarian but they include fish in their diet too.

  39. Post #239
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    General J's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,420 Posts
    I think they're a very brave sort of people. Going a month without a cheeseburger, chicken parmesan, morning sausage and egg sandwich, etc/ is an idea I find impossible.

  40. Post #240
    Bleach Qeef's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,715 Posts
    I dont have a problem with it except it has shown to lower testorone levels. Combine that with the already average low test and that is not a good thing.