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Now I’ve Seen it All…

jvegbut.gif Driving down I-45, I spotted a billboard out of the corner of my eye. “Jesus was a Vegetarian.” What? Say what? Huh? It was enough to make me look again and read the fine print, “Show your support for all of God’s creatures – follow Him.” Maybe I missed the news flash, but I don’t remember anything in the Bible ever stating that Jesus was a vegetarian. He was Jewish so he didn’t eat pork, but a vegetarian? Hmmm…

Yes, this new campaign has been brought to a billboard near you courtesy of PETA. You can check it out for yourself at

“Blessed are the merciful. Go Vegetarian.” Now I’ve seen it all…

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

36 replies on “Now I’ve Seen it All…”

I can almost see where they’re coming from. We’ve come a long way from hunting and gathering, but I mean, come on, that’s right up there with the whole “Jesus wouldn’t drive a SUV” thing I’ve seen.

Mmmm……dead animal meat. I’m getting hungry πŸ˜‰

Wow … they didn’t really think that one through, did they? One of his miracles involved multiplying fish so that a crowd of 5000 people could be fed. And in the laws set for the Jews by God himself on Mt. Sinai don’t say anything about not eating meat, except for certain kinds (pork). I could go on with examples, but I think everyone here realizes how ridiculous that is. πŸ™‚

PETA is just messed up … here’s another example of their bizarre viewpoints:

Mmmhmmm… I’m sure the Passover dinner also known as the Last Supper was free of any lamb meat. Uh huh. Right.

But at least he just used a few fishes to feed 5000 people. You know, he didn’t waste anything extra…

You know, PETA has had a “go to hell, meat-eaters” attitude for the longest time. This seems to be a further attempt to give some validity to that attitude.

In a semi-related note, I have a Murphy’s Law calander that gives daily cynical quips. The relation is the quip from Friday: “It makes sense when you don’t think about it.”

I can’t debate if that is true or not, I mean Jesus being a veggie or else, but I don’t remember being taught any of it during my Catholic classes when I was young. I don’t eat meat – but it’s simply because I don’t like it. There are some things I still eat. I think PETA is a good cause, but lately they’ve been getting on my nerves. Enough is enough – you don’t see me pestering everyone to stop eating meat and I think it’s disrespectful.

Hey girl I have no email right now but to answer your question I was waiting for everything to work and all and then get all caught up with you and then shut it down as soon as I get email I’ll get with you k? and girl you can’t know how wierd it is it’s like leaving the dorm again or something πŸ™‚

Peta isn’t all bad – they do some legitimate work. But sometimes it gets a little bit far-fetched. I mean, “Jesus was a Vegetarian”? Yes, slaughterhouses today are bad, and they weren’t like that in Jesus’s time. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have eaten meat.

I have nothing against Vegetarians – if you prefer to make that choice for yourself, that’s great. I couldn’t do it personally, and while I try to keep meat to a minimum in my diet I still eat it. However, I will never try to change how someone else eats. I guess this ad campaign makes it my duty to go and “save” the meat eaters of the world? The tofu will set you free!

My husband, Mike, has actually read the Bible from cover to cover. Once I show him this site, I am sure he will have some choice words about how PETA twisted the Bible’s words to suit their own purposes. But then again, don’t a lot of other people do that as well?

IMO, animal activists would do a lot better without PETA. It is hard to be taken seriously when we have PETA doing all of these weird campaigns. Anyone remember the one where they encouraged people to drink beer instead of milk? Nothing against beer (hell, I MAKE the stuff myself), but this was stupid!

Interesting site…

I think it should be noted that beyond the splash screen, the site doesn’t actually purport without debate that Jesus was a vegitarian.

I think the message behind the site is a good one, however the argument is perhaps a bit skewed and simplistic.

Still, interesting…

Just my $0.02 worth. πŸ™‚

I’m a supporter of most of PETAs actions — including the “Giselle Fur Scum” incident.

The picture of Jesus w/the lamb & the text that accompanies it on are meant to incite. They are meant to make you click “Enter” to read their opinions – either to try & grasp where they are coming from or just to see where the basis of their nonsense is. Either way, it’s worked & they’ve gotten coverage. Which is what they want, afterall.

I don’t believe “animals were made to be used as food and clothing by humans”. Animals were around for 100’s of years before humans were even past the “chimp” stage. Animals are made for other carniverous animals to eat. Humans just took advantage of the abundance of food that they could supply.

I’ve seen this before and also read other vegetarian-Christianity sites (like How to eat to live and the Christian Vegetarian Association, which put across the same kind of viewpoint (only less controversially than PETA). They don’t claim that Jesus was a practicing vegetarian but hypothesise that today, he probably would be – based on his teachings of cmpassion and kindness and how it would relate to the way animals are exploited in today’s world (i.e., through factory farming, etc.). (It’s been a while since I’ve read either site thoroughly, but that’s the gist.) As a vegan and a Christian (a double-strike against me in some circles), I don’t know if I can support all of PETA’s methods, but I do applaud them for trying to make people think about the link between eating habits and spirituality.

Anyway, that’s my $0.02, not trying to be a troll or anything πŸ™‚

No Sammy, from that viewpoint it does make perfect sense. I know slaughterhouses have horrid conditions – and I admit, due to my love of a good steak, I turn my back on it. But Jesus might have just stormed right through there and made them clean it up. However, PETA’s way of wording the billboard doesn’t really push that idea – it’s like they are trying to claim he didn’t eat meat at all. Plus, as you said, with PETA’s name on it, some people assume the worst about the whole campaign.

And no, you’re not a troll. πŸ™‚ Feel free to comment any time!

Alright, let me clear up a few things. First, humans ARE animals. Also, animals eat animals all the time. This has been going on for quite some time now. But, you know what? Its O.K. as long as the animals are dumb. Eating a dolphin or a dog, for example, would be wrong. But eating a chicken or a cow is fine. This is because, chickens and cows DO NOT MIND if you eat them!! I know, its hard to believe–you and I would care if someone was going to eat us, right? Well, that’s because we are not STUPID! Another thing, don’t think that animals wouldn’t eat you if they had the chance. They don’t really give a CRAP about you! They would eat your ass in a heartbeat–and maybe even if they were only just a little bit hungry!! Think about it people.

I’d like elwizardo to prove his point with a video of a cow, chicken or pig attempting to eat him. Meanwhile, the ones more likely to try it (wolf, elephant, lion, etc.) are not being eaten by the tens of millions every year, so really, there’s no point in bringing that up.

Secondly, animals are not dumb. Anyone who can even assume something like that has absolutely no proof to back it up with and more than likely never read the many studies concluding that animals are actually very smart.

And you should know better if you READ the Bible than to assume Jesus will barge into a place and make demands. He was much more subtle and calm. Seeing that he is one with his Father too and God allowed the world to become completely unbearable before the first of the three disasters (the flood), it’s obvious his plan is not to intervene but to let us use our free will to make fools of ourselves and then face him for it at the time of our judgement.

As for my stance, I know PETA has made many bad efforts to appeal to the public, but you’re all ready to jump on them for their flaws without looking at yourself first. You’re here complaing about vegans when PETA may=vegan but vegan in most cases does not=PETA. If you’re complaining about PETA, fine, do that, but leave the vegans alone. Not all are even following that lifestyle for the animals. And even the majority of those who do it for the animals are also doing it for their health. So your fight is not with them.

I haven’t seen that on any of the billboards around here, but no where in the Bible does it say not to eat meat. Right after the Flood, God told the people to go ahead and eat meat, God killed a animal to cloth Adam and Eve.

Someone’s Confused
Cookie Christine says that Jesus is a Vegetarian (well that’s what PETA says, anyway, at But Dr. Don Colbert, author of What Would Jesus Eat? and The What Would Jesus Eat Cookbook, says that Jesus ate “combinations of modest helpings of …

Program on the emergence of civilization.

“14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
None from the sub-Saharan African continent.
13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa.”
And disfavor.

They point out Africans’ attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it’s applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

The roots of racism are not of this earth.

Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.

The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.

Organizational Heirarchy
Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

1. MUCK – perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as “god”
2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management –
3. Mafia (evil) aliens – runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere (“On planets where they approved evil.”)

Then we come to terrestrial management:

4. Chinese/egyptians – this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds
5. Romans – they answer to the egyptians
6. Mafia – the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality
7. Jews, corporation, women, politician – Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

Survival of the favored.

Movies foreshadowing catastrophy
1986 James Bond View to a Kill – 1989 San Fransisco Loma Prieta earthquake.

Journal: 10 composition books + 39 megs of text files

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