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michaelcahill
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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 27, 2017 08:14 PM
HA! No, I get it ... regularly. :))

I'm not a vegan, but I dated one for a spell. I must admit the food was delicious and I gained like twenty pounds. The tofu orange chicken tasted MORE like chicken than chicken. More proof of a God. HAAAAA!!!!!

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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 27, 2017 08:30 PM << Modifed September 27 at 10:57PM >>
I know what you mean, Mikey. On the couple of occasions over the past few years where I've been faced with a choice between starvation and eating something that used to have a face, and taken the coward's way out - I've regretted it.

At least prior to doing that, I could look back imagining how great a roast leg of lamb or an Angus steak used to taste. When I actually did, all I could think of was "I used to like this stuff?" Quite honestly, the only thing that to me seems to give meat any flavour is the herbs and sauces we put on it - so why not just have them straight, or with some nice veggies?

And yes, I have a little more than 20 pounds which I will quite happily attribute to my dietary choices (as opposed to admitting that I'm a lazy bum, who doesn't spend nearly enough time chopping wood or walking).

[Edited to add...]

OK, so what I said in jest a little while ago prompted a genuine question in my mind - one which I've never heard raised before...

Is it possible to be both a committed vegetarian (or vegan), and a devout Catholic?

The Catholic idea of transubstantiation means that when celebrating the Eucharist, one is actually eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus - not in a metaphorical sense, but in a literal one - the bread and wine being magically transformed. But of course, a vegetarian won't eat the flesh of an animal, including humans.

Now, I have no doubt that there are practicing Catholics who are vegetarians and vegans, but I don't get how. I guess it comes down to yet one more case of special pleading.


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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 02:59 AM
Deep down, Craig, they know it is only wine and bread. I don't think any of them seriously believe it becomes literally the flesh and blood of Christ.


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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 03:06 AM
According to this Catholic site, approximately 63% DO believe it. Emma. (That's after quite a large percentage have had to be told the Church teaches it). It's amazing what people don't know about their own religions.

http://www.uscatholic.org/blog/201305/knowing-believing-and-sometimes-not-knowing-believing-too-27323


michaelcahill
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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 03:14 AM
Gee whiz, don't tell Dean its just a symbol. LOL

I think maybe I'm going to far with the humour, I'm starting to look for lightning bolts.

I did have to study Catholicism to marry my first wife, adding insult to injury. No offence to Catholics or vicious lesbians for that matter. TMI

I'm guessing it isn't a problem for a vegan, I'm sure we could find some holy way to justify it, yes?

Perhaps being the Son of God, Jesus is made of tofu?

Mercy, I do need sleep. HA!

Have I mentioned the forgiveness aspect of my faith?

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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 03:20 AM
LOL not only will you have the alt-right on your back, you'll also have the fundamentalists (hmmmm ok, so there's probably a BIG overlap there).

Look out, it's open season on Mikeys! Watch out for accountants in camouflage gear.


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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 03:27 AM
I'm ready for the accountants. I divested myself of all my assets. Well, I didn't have any, so it wasn't difficult.

Let them bring it on, I'm tougher than I look ... AND I watch pro wrestling....

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Reply on September 28, 2017 03:30 AM
Oh yeah? Well I watch pro MMA, so I'm tougher!

(Actually, I don't. Surprise!)


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Reply on September 28, 2017 03:35 AM
Okay ... I've seen pictures of the wildlife there, I'm not gonna mess with you.....


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RE: Eclipses
Reply on September 28, 2017 03:50 AM
well, I watch ... darts. Yeah, maybe I'm not messing with either of you.

   
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