Beef Magazine Is Afraid of Christians Relating to Vegans
Okay, does Beef Magazine exist only to give us fodder? They’re like a dream come true.
It’s today’s piece, Dave Sjeklocha attacks Faith Outreach, a group he says is “an effort by animal rights groups to manipulate Christians in their beliefs and cause them to question the morality of maintaining meat in their diet.” Uh oh, drawing parallels between the morality of ethical veganism and the morals of the Christian religion could mean less money for meat producers.
He criticizes Faith Outreach for cherry-picking material from the Bible to suit their message, and is absolutely slack-jawed to know it’s working. He considers the few who have seen the light as “alarming not only because of what it could mean to those of us who produce meat, but also because of what it says about our society as a whole. Seeking the truth does not seem to be important anymore.”
So let me get this straight, Dave. In this situation the “truth” is that meat is what God wants good Christians to support, and if those same believers take non-violence away from his teachings, the people of BEEF are going to be out of a job? Society shifting towards discussion and unity is bad?
Dave’s solution is to call humans “lazy” and “gullible,” while suggesting that click activism and social media are the devil. “Click activism makes it easy to make a stand, and many of those who make that stand do not want to put the effort into finding the truth about the issue. Once again, it is up to us to make sure it is easy for them to find the truth.”
Count me in, I’m happy to help! The truth is that Dave and meat supporters like him are feeling the threat of people getting the full picture. As we move away from archaic arguments for maintaining and evolving the detrimental animal agriculture practices he supports, faith falls away for education and change. Indeed, basing our decisions on more than one voice makes us frighteningly unpredictable.
I’m not religious, but more people understanding and adopting veganism gets a hallelujah from me!