She eats eggs on a Tuesday! Surely she will go to hell!
My goodness they are Hindus, and they cook Chicken at home! What kind of Hindus they are!
All of us have heard about these statements and many more. Is one’s inherent goodness linked to just these or something beyond it. Can One be declared evil, if one does all of the above.
Take 1 : If you are eating eggs daily, not a big deal…Tuesday is just another day. What has my morality to do with eating eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein, loaded with nutrients and vitamins, easy to cook and yummy to taste. So who gives the authority to another to judge someone based on their eating eggs whether tuesday or any other day or not eating eggs any day.
Take 2 : Vegan or non vegan, what is the big deal! what has this got to with one’s spirituality? Has this any concern with one being evil.
I agree according to some animals are living beings…but so are plants.
Counter comment is we eat a part of plant and don’t destroy it as a whole.
A tiger eats a deer. So Tiger is evil and deer is good.
But Isn’t this a delicate balance of food chain. Man lies at the apex of food chain and before agricultural practices were introduced, the pre historic man was a hunter indeed.
I am not advocating vegetarian versus non vegetarian. All one should have is a balanced diet. All i want to put forth is to delink religion, ethics and morality from what anyone eats. Let everyone follow what his Inner conscience dictates.
Why do we confuse morality with our eating preferences?
The way different regions have different eating habits have been dictated by the availability of particular food, climate and so forth. In current Techno era, all lines have become blurred.
How one’s body reacts to a particular food determines his eating patterns in the long run.
This has nothing to do with someone being immoral, if he eats a particular food.
This blog is inspired by and is in response to Beyond good and evil