I, as a vegetarian and a Christian, thought it important to point
out that being a vegetarian is the more "natural" form of diet
the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 1:29 we see that God gives the the fruits
and seeds, vegetables etc..."as meat," causing one to consider
then obviously He (God) made a distinction between the meat of animals
and the meat for humans to eat. I personally try to eat as close
to Gen 1:29 as possible....this is not saying that meat is wrong--Jesus
ate meat--yet Hinduism is simply ripping off God's original plan and
adding a twist of spirituality to what God intended to be natural and
common sense. I am also not making a blanket statement that meat is
unclean...not calling unclean what was made (or possibly created to
be?) clean...considering the mass production of cattle in the U.S. and
horrible sanitation we have adopted as common practice in the meat
industry largely as a whole...we owe it to ourselves to consider these
Anyhow, I thank you for you time and on a final note...nothing in this world is the Devil's original idea...it is simply a twist of God's original idea...this goes for religions as well as health practices. The religions of the world have truth to them but those truths belong to Christianity and have been twisted and blown way out of proportion. May God bless you richly. Grace and Peace.
I agree with much of what you wrote but I would not go so far as to say that vegetarianism is more natural from a Biblical perspective. Clearly that was God's initial intent, but the Fall changed many things as you indicated. Sin was not natural to our being before the Fall but is quite natural after. So it is quite possible that most of our bodies are going to struggle on a purely vegetarian diet as a result of changes wrought by the Fall. In fact, the care and knowledge needed to follow a strictly vegetarian diet and remain healthy, may indicate that in our fallen state, a diet that includes meat may be more natural. Just a thought.
Also we are clearly told that we can eat meat in Genesis 9:3, "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant." It is the same language and tense as in Genesis 1:29. Neither statement is strictly a command but God's intent is made quite clear.