MEAT: The Real forbidden Fruit
Author: Jeff Popick
On page one of the Bible the Judeo-Christian and Muslim God tells man, “I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for food” And, he saw that this was “very good,” a paradise.
Then, on page six, after mankind began eating meat (murdered animals), God said, “In toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life.” This is the very point at which paradise is destroyed and from where all problems emanate.
Interestingly, there is a millennial debate over whether the forbidden fruit was an apple or fig. But this is nothing more than a clear (and self-serving) misinterpretation by meat-eaters. EVERY TREE (in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed) includes apples and figs … and EVERY other fruit, as well.
How could any real fruit be forbidden? The answer, of course, is fruit isn’t forbidden at all. It is the very thing, ccording to the Bible, that God gave man to eat. So what is it that God logically forbade man to eat?
Let’s consider that God is love. Can love, in any way, be associated with systematic and cold-blooded killing? Of course not. Such behavior is anti-love and, therefore, anti-God. That is why it is forbidden in a paradise, because it destroys paradise. (Even the Buddha said, “To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to Nirvana.”)
On page five of the Bible, Eve said, “Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said: Ye shall not eat of it…”
”Tree of the Garden is clearly literal. We all know what trees are and we all know what a garden is. Conversely, “the tree that is in the midst of the garden” is clearly metaphorical for God himself; and His “fruit” is sentient life. (My apologies for the gender description of God.)
To digress for a moment, on page one of the bible God said, “…and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, [I have given] every green herb for food.” Not only is God emphasizing that plants are food, but he is also clearly telling us that all animals have a soul.
So what is a soul? The soul is the essence of love, and it is our connection to God. Devouring animals is like devouring God; it is anti-love and, therefore, must be forbidden to have a paradise - the place where God lives.
If we wish to return to paradise, we must also return to the behavior necessary for paradise. If you want to help create (perhaps more apropos, recreate) a paradise on Earth, you must adopt a loving (and healthy) vegan diet. If you would like to learn more, go to HERE
About the author: Jeff Popick, also known as “The Vegan Sage,” is a keen visionary and one of the leading experts on the diverse effects our diet has on our lives and our world.
Jeff has worn many hats over the years, from Hollywood stunt man, to lively radio host (”Vegetarian Lifestyles,” KIEV 870 AM, Los Angeles) to millionaire businessman to passionate author & speaker. Jeff Popick