Vegetarian/Vegan Atheists


Vegetarian/Vegan Atheists

This group is here to provide a sense of community for nontheist vegetarians and vegans.

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Pet foods as vegan/vegetarian?

Started by Lindzee. Last reply by Lindzee Mar 2. 4 Replies

omega-3 in vegan diets

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Raw diets

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Feelings of plants

Started by Ege Çınar Arcan. Last reply by Peter N Jan 26, 2013. 10 Replies

New here, looking for tofu recipies

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by Humble Pie Jan 9, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Chris Z. Last reply by VeganAquarianAtheist Dec 31, 2012. 16 Replies

New here, glad to find this group!

Started by Justin Lee. Last reply by Sentient Biped Aug 8, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on October 30, 2009 at 12:57pm
Semantics, semantics! Over at least the past 30 years (while I've been reading about it), someone who eats dairy and is otherwise vegetarian, the consensus is that they are ovo-lacto vegetarian. Someone who eats only plant-based diet is a Vegan. Wikipedia definitition states "Vegetarianism is the practice of following a diet based on plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds, with or without dairy products and eggs". On the other hand, omnivory is defined as "Omnivores (from Latin: omne all, everything; vorare to devour) are species that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. "

I think that claiming that an ovolacto vegetarian is an omnivore, in come cases, is omnivorian propaganda designed to discredit, with the idea that "You are a hypocrite if you claim to be vegetarian but you eat dairy".

If Im not mistaken (I may well be), doesnt omni refer to 'everything'? How can someone be an omnivore if they excude 90% of what's in the grocery store, due to those products containing meat or meat derivatives (I'm making up the 90% number but I feels like it).

I get tired of the semantic discussions, but again, an omnivore includes meat in their diet. This is about communication, not religion. We know the terms that we use, and redefining them based on convenience for some groups is not helpful. A vegetarian does not include meat in their diet. It may be more accurate to state ovo-lacto vegetarian, but both dictionary and accepted use is what we have been using. A vegan excludes all animal products from their diet.
Comment by Chris Z on October 27, 2009 at 1:02pm
I suppose yogurt is not yogurt (or the slightest bit stable and safe for consumption) without these little guys.
Comment by Chris Z on October 27, 2009 at 1:00pm
Does anyone know of a yogurt which does not contain probiotics? I understand that all food has some biotic content, but is there a yogurt which doesn't artificially produce (culture) these things? Thanks for your thoughts, comments, or ideas.
Comment by Simon JM on October 18, 2009 at 12:44am
Start a thread Ralph I've already started a new one myslef.
Comment by Chris Z on October 18, 2009 at 12:00am
I'm just encouraging those Vegetarians and Vegans that are or might be Pro-Life Nonbelievers to check out our group. Come and visit us! Pro-Life Nonbelievers is a great group!
Comment by Simon JM on October 17, 2009 at 11:19pm
Chris Start a thread and see if they know what they are talking about. Sentience doesn't in itself give a right or to life; most contempory rights philosophers argue to have a right to life requires a desire for continue life, and only cogntively sophisticated persons have that.
Comment by Pamela on October 17, 2009 at 10:22pm
I agree Kate. I am also vegan and pro-choice. I don't see these issues contradicting each other at all.
Comment by K on October 17, 2009 at 7:36pm
I believe that each person has decisions to make throughout life and is allowed to make the choices that fits their values, lifestyle and circumstances.
Thus, my pro choice decision has nothing to do with my vegan choice. Someone isn't automatically anti-choice just because they are vegan....that's how it works, and I do exist. ;o)
Comment by sacha on October 17, 2009 at 11:44am
Being a vegetarian protects you from cancer, claim scientists in a wide-ranging study which found cutting out meat can reduce the risk of some types of the disease by half.
Comment by Chris Z on October 17, 2009 at 11:19am
That bunny stuff makes me want to barf all over the place.

Just a shout out to the Pro-Life vegetarians and vegans. Please come check out and join the Pro-Life Nonbelievers group. Also, if you are a Pro-Choice vegetarian or vegan, I don't know how that works, but if you exist, come check out our group as well.

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