Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Last thought on this- I PROMISE!

Now I have to credit my amazingly knowlegable mother for this insight, but I couldn't just give you all this information and NOT share this with you! Again, I must tell you all- I don't think you're going to hell if you eat meat. I don't judge ANYONE who eats meat. I simply want to inform. I am not vegan. I wish to be someday. I keep going back and forth. I really think I am only hesitant just because I am not educated in how I can replace certain things in baking. I really do want to try it though! But just know that I struggle with this as well, I just think people need to know about these things. I am not trying to guilt people into doing it or anything. SERIOUSLY, don't think I am judging or caring if you agree. ONLY REASON FOR ALL OF THIS IS TO INFORM AND EXPLAIN WHY I AM MOVING TOWARDS THIS NEW DIRECTION. Anyhow, here is one last scripture to ponder on:)
Genesis 9:11 (JOSEPH SMITH TRANSLATION)
11 And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.

Yep, I'm not lyin. You can look it up. Isn't that nuts?! It really scares me, to be quite honest. Anywho, that will be all. Now all you will hear is updates on how I'm doing to become a vegan!

I LOVE YOU!

PS. I have been reading the Host, and I totally love it. I know Rebecca didn't like it as much, I think...but I am TOTALLY into it. I don't know that it's for everyone though.

8 comments:

Paul & Patty said...

I loved the Host. Meyers is a great story teller. I am really looking forward to her next book in the Twilight series and also the other books in the Host series. Thank you for all of the info concerning our eating habits. It is great that you have researched this so thoroughly and then shared it. Love you. bye now.

Megan and Greg said...

I support your efforts to not eat meat. However, I do think that--given that the church owns HUGE cattle farms--it really can't be that big of a deal. Also, the modern day apostles and prophets eat meat and dairy. That said, I don't think that NOT eating meat goes against the Word of Wisdom.

I must also admit that I am not convinced about the dairy thing. I have many reasons, but do not wish to argue. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Anyway, I hope that you weren't offended by any of my comments, they weren't meant to be offensive. We are looking forward to seeing you both at the family reunion!

--Greg

AMY AND MIKEY said...

haha. well I don't find any of this offensive, and I am grateful for the information you have given us! I think it's great that you want to some day be vegan, and I think you're really righteous. love you.

Sharon/mom said...

good for you!!! I think Pres Benson was a vegetarian, but I am not sure.

Lizzie said...

Danielle, I love you. Everything you've written has been very informative and well written. I appreciate it all.

I read the host in like 2 days. I liked it. Very creative book. I don't know how she comes up with these things. Thanks for posting all the links to movie and new book. Love you!

Leif said...
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Leif said...

"If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of MEAT!" - Will Farrell

Leif said...

Genesis 9:11

"I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."