Roughseas, If I may. There are a growing number of vegetarians among Jewish people, especially in Israel. In Genesis, God originally gave a vegetarian diet, but modified it to allow for changing world conditions. I was vegetarian for many years and only recently gave it up in order to simplify my, and my daughter’s, lifestyle. It can be a pain for others when someone insists on vegetarianism at family functions, office outings, etc. Also, as a single dad I am not the best chef in the world and it takes thought and dedication ( and money! ) to prepare healthy and balanced veggie meals.
Well, it goes along with religion which is unbelievable.
I find this comment grossly insulting and offensive.
It can be a pain for others when someone insists on vegetarianism at family functions, office outings, etc.
Really? Just really? Why?
Why is it a pain to respect someone else’s opinion/choices/ethics?
How about, I check out Jewish holidays before I hold meetings to respect people’s (to me) ridiculous beliefs? No meetings on Yom Kippur or Shukkat. Or Shabbat. Or we turn on the neighbour’s fridge on Saturday because they can’t. Or we take phone calls for neighbours when they aren’t allowed. Or we make sure a job is finished in time for sundown, or, or, or.
So when some Jewish convert says vegetarians are a pain because they don’t want to eat dead animals, then quite frankly, I think he is an absolute tosser.
Does he eat non-kosher food? Is it a pain to provide kosher food? What happens when he eats out?
Incidentally, Tivoli produces an interesting range of vegetarian kosher food.
In fact, I’ve written before that providing vegan food meets most dietary requirements, as long as gluten-free, nut-free is taken into consideration.
And how does giving up vegetarianism simplify a lifestyle?
Ever visited India? You would find a very simple lifestyle there with a vegetarian thali I tell you.
it takes thought and dedication ( and money! ) to prepare healthy and balanced veggie meals
Thought, dedication, and money? Balanced meals? That applies to everyone.
Yes, perhaps it does need thought and dedication. Money no. Plenty of poor people live on vegetarian diets.
As for balance, I’ve just spent the last few days living a basic Spanish pobre diet. Legumes for the main meal, a salad for evening meal.
It’s cheap, it’s not difficult, and it is surprisingly edible.
Fred, you win the arsehole comment of the week award. Don’t disrespect others. You may find they will disrespect you.
PS I just love how ‘God’ allows for ‘changing world conditions’. Shall I start on that one?
And it’s the pharisee blog or whatever it’s called. All this mumbo jumbo is the same to me.