Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Postprandial Meditations

It's after lunch, and time for Fausto's Bible verse of the day.

"Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; for God has welcomed them."

[Romans 14:2-3]

3 Comments:

At July 26, 2006 at 5:06:00 PM EDT, Blogger powderblue said...

At first read, the first sentence seems to be saying only the weak are vegetarians. But I guess it's not ruling out that some of the strong are vegetarians, too.

Those of us working for change need to be mindful of the remaining sentences -- thank you.

 
At August 6, 2006 at 5:14:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Art said...

THe line about "the weak eat onl vegatables" givs one thought. A careful readin of Genesis is said to show that all people were veatarians before the flood. Now, we know that GOd flooded the world beause he could not stand the "wickedness" of the people there, but could this "wickeness" in fact be vegatarianism? ANd is the fact that the weak are allowed to eat vegatables and nt judged for it a sign that the sin of vegatarianism is now forgiveable - perhaps because of CHrist's atonement? (After all, Jesus did say , "I care not what goes nto a man's mouth."

 
At August 13, 2006 at 11:32:00 PM EDT, Anonymous kim said...

Is that saying that the weak eat only vegetables or that the people who believe in eating anything think it's the weak who eat only vegetables?

 

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