Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chicken or the Egg?

Okay, so for a looooooooooooooooooong time, I have been thinking about the Word of Wisdom. For those of you who don't know what that is, just click on the link.

Okay, so I don't drink coffee, or tea, or alcohol, and I don't smoke, or do drugs, or any of that jazz.

So, when studying it, I sort of dissect it to the nth degree.

"Sooo...fruits and vegetables in their season...does that mean I can't eat that pineapple because it's never in season in Utah?"

Then it branches out into, " meat sparingly, with thanksgiving...does that mean only at Thanksgiving? It says in times of winter and famine, or excess of hunger...We're not in a famine, but I'm really hungry, so does that mean it's okay?"

Stupid, I know.

But I can't stop myself!

Today's conundrum was, "Is an egg meat?"

So I went typity-typity on the computer and found all sorts of stuff. Apparently I'm not the only twit out there asking these sorts of questions.

I found this great thread online that proved to be highly entertaining.

Some self-righteous vegan-type was going on about how cruel it is to eat a "potential chicken." You can read about it here.

Down, down, down in the thread somebody piped up with this gem:

 i  think we had this discussion in intro to biology way back when i was in jr. high.  not to be crude but we "lay" eggs ourselves every month. i could take this further but i wont because it would just be silly.

Ha ha ha!

Sigh...I particularly enjoyed the other vegan/vegetarians who rose up with their vehement protestations.

Anyway, so I guess an egg isn't meat.

It's a "byproduct," like milk, or, perhaps, ear wax.

Sounds repulsive.

But, it's not going to stop me from eating them.

So, I guess I can eat eggs with impunity.

Question: How would you guys approach the meat conundrum?


Annette Blackham said...

I guess I don't worry too much about it because we eat meat so sparingly. But eating meat at all might b too much for others. So i don't know.

FINDING PEACE IN 2012 said...

I don't like a lot of meat in my diet. I just let my body tell me when it wants that form of protein. I tend to go for other proteins like local freerange eggs, unpasterized Amish cheese (the only cheese my dairy intolerant youngins can have) and Greek yogurt which I love to make myself, but Cibani is a nice substitute (of course I can only have that when I'm done nursing since the kiddos don't like the extra whey content). A lot of veggies contain incomplete proteins that can complete as a protein source when combined with other proteins. Avocados are high in protein and can be paired with nuts to complete the protein for example. Now, excuse me while I finish eating this cookie! ;)

Trillium said...

Eggs are good for you. Lots of vitamin A and other good stuff to cure respiratory ills for example. I know of this sickly 2-year-old child who suffered from constant ear infections and respiratory infections. Then she began to crave scrambled eggs. So all she ate was scrambled eggs. And chewable vitamin C. She suddenly got well and never got sick again. .... True Story! :)

Sarah Stufflebeam said...

I was thinking about this the other day!! My mind suddenly found itself on the subject of the food pyramid, and I was suddenly questioning where the egg fits, mainly because eggs are yummy and I like eating them. I wasn't sure, so I decided to place them where beans go . . . this contented me long enough before some other random thought took it's place.

My brother said his seminary teacher said that fruit being in season no long matters, thanks to travel and technology: somewhere in the world the fruit is in season, and that's good enough. Now about meat . . . meat is good, I like it, 'nuff said. I don't want to reason myself out of a good steak.

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