Published: Sunday, July 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
"Woe unto him that sheddeth blood or wasteth flesh and hath no need."
Word of Wisdom is clear. It says to eat meat sparingly and in times of famine.
As a member of the LDS Church I look to that for dietary guidelines I do not
need the latest fad diet to tell me how to eat. Remember moderation in all
We don't need to coucheth it up in old timey language. Common sense tells
us not to eat too much, don't waste what we have, and steak tastes good.
"And whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the
same, is not ordained of God;"Doctrine and Covenants 49:18
"Remember moderation in all things." A saying that doesn't even
make sense, which is why it's found nowhere in scripture. "And
whoso forbiddeth to abstain..." Another nonsensical statement that had to be
clarified with a footnote in the '80s ... And, even after that doesn't
contradict the three scriptures that say meat is permitted only to prevent
If people want to eat meat, that is their choice. But I don't understand
the jokes that go around, such as the overly used "People Eating Tasty
Animals". That just shows disrespect towards animals, especially when some
of them do not end up on your plate in the most humane ways. I
agree that sometimes there are animal groups that go to extremes to get their
points across, which only ends up hurting the animal rights cause. But no doubt
animal rights groups are needed as long as there are people who are cruel and
inhumane towards them.
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