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Should Christians Be Vegetarians? (Video)

05/06/2012 Comments (24)

Vegetarianism is a hot topic today. Many people are cutting out some or all animal products from their diet.

Virtually all restaurants have vegetarian selections on their menus, and there are even restaurants that specialize exclusively in vegetarian cuisine.

Products in stores also advertise that they are made without animal products and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

With vegetarianism and veganism growing more popular, it raises important questions, such as what its health effects are, whether it is more ethical, and whether it should be embraced on religious grounds.

When done for health reasons, this is a matter of science rather than faith. But what about claims that Christians should be vegetarians for religious reasons?

Some even claim that Jesus himself was a vegetarian.

And what are we to make of the slogan "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy"?

In this video episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast, Jimmy looks at the evidence and reveals startling facts that are often overlooked, though they are right there in the Bible.

With charity and patience, Akin explores the truth about the Bible and vegetarianism and provides a balanced view of the relationship between humans and animals.

You can watch it online . . .

. . . or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

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About Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin
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Jimmy was born in Texas, grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible. But the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he entered the Catholic Church. His conversion story, "A Triumph and a Tragedy," is published in Surprised by Truth. Besides being an author, Jimmy is a Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to This Rock magazine, and a weekly guest on "Catholic Answers Live."