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?

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omega-3 in vegan diets

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Raw diets

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Feelings of plants

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New here, looking for tofu recipies

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New here, glad to find this group!

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Shopping Vegan in West London

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Comment by Chris Z on March 4, 2011 at 3:49pm
I just now spoke with a friend who says that her husband, husband's father, and they suspect her son cannot "eat milk, beans, pasta, bread, large amounts of veggies, and he is not the only one!" She went on to say, "there is a huge number of people on antacid meds because they eat like you eat [I'm a lacto-ovo-vegetarian]!," and "The food ferments in your stomach and it erodes the lining of your esophagus and intestines."

Up until now, I have never heard of such cases. I thought there were no documented cases of this.

Do any of you know if this condition is really true?
Comment by Dogly on February 23, 2011 at 9:29am
Sorry friends. I didn't mean to use huge font.  from the Supreme and computer illiterate Dogly.
Comment by Dogly on February 23, 2011 at 9:26am

K, thanks for the info.  I didn't know her special day was proclaimed 2 decades ago.  She does promote veganism - not vegetarianism.  I guess her followers are scattered unevenly across the globe.  They have a booth at all large vegan conferences, at State Fairs, at any venue they can cover.  They are very active in central Florida.  And, what IS a thread?  What IS it called when one starts a new topic of discussion? Thanks


Comment by Sentient Biped on February 22, 2011 at 9:18pm
I think anyone that calls themselves "supreme" or "master" or "grand poobah of the high and mighty" can't be taken seriously. In fact it's really laughable. (signed, supreme high and mighty hoity toity sentient biped)
Comment by K on February 22, 2011 at 8:59pm


You didn't start a thread, Dogly....;o)


And I think it might be exaggerating a bit to say "Hundreds of thousands" of people take her seriously.  Maybe in Taiwan, or Vietnam,  but not around here.

 I've eaten at The Loving Hut, and the only people watching her on the giant screen TV are little kids, and although there is plenty of literature, I see it left on tables and tossed into the trash can.  People really don't seem to care, and I haven't EVER seen anything about her, literature or channel, in any place but her restaurants.


  The real faces associated with veganism in the eyes of most folks right now are Bill Clinton, Alicia Silverstone, Brandy, Ellen, Dennis Kucinich, and Jason Mraz.

Hell, even Mike Tyson has gone vegan!  Unless you actually visit her restaurant, how would you know who she is? (At least here in Metro Atlanta)

 And I think she claims to be vegetarian, not her use of wool, silk, coral, and pearls, while they may offend vegan sensibilities, are in keeping with her dietary choice/label.


The Feb 22 thing is almost 2 decades old, I understand it, the Supreme High blah de blah was a one time thing, although she carries on celebrating each year.

Comment by Dogly on February 22, 2011 at 11:01am

Hi Lyra,

I wondered whether or not my questions had just shut down this thread.  Yes, apparently hundreds of thousands of people around the world take this woman very seriously.  She has a 24 hour TV channel and hundreds of vegan restaurants.

Here is a tweet from them:

"Feb22 was proclaimed Supreme Master Ching Hai Day by 6 US governors. Join us Tues for special programs dedicated to Supreme Master Ching Hai"

So, folks, may I be the first to wish you a Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai DAY!!

Is one of these 6 proclaiming governors in charge of YOUR state?

She worries me. By placing her literature everywhere vegans gather to graze, her followers leave the impression that she is the "face" of the vegan movement.  Her hypocrisy in using animal products in her fashion and jewelry designs simply galls me.

Comment by Lyra Silvertongue on February 21, 2011 at 9:13pm
Dogly, where do you get your info about the Supreme Yaddayaddawhatever? I read an article about her in VegNews and have no more actual info than I did before. Does anyone take her seriously?

Sorry, I have no answers for your questions, but agree that both things are shameful. Just curious.
Comment by Dogly on February 16, 2011 at 12:06pm
Comment by Dogly 4 minutes ago

I have two questions, and I would appreciate the suggestions of my highly esteemed peers on this site.

1. How does one encourage a dog/cat/pet type charity to stop having fundraising dinners based on meat?

2. How can we prevent the undue influence of THE SUPREME MASTER CHING HAI from coopting vegan conferences, events, and education. (She is not herself really vegan, but designs clothes using silk, wool, pearls, and coral)  We, as vegans, are marginalized quite enough without being lumped in with the leader of a strange eastern cult- even if they espouse veganism. 

Comment by K on February 15, 2011 at 4:56pm

Chris Z  Thanks for the link; interesting article!


Anybody here reading any Peter Singer books?  I'm reading the one about "what we eat matters", or something like that.

Comment by Chris Z on February 15, 2011 at 3:35pm

Animal Connection: New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature


I'm not sure this is a "new" hypothesis, but it is very well articulated in this journal cover article from Science Daily.  It's pretty cool!


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