Does God Want Us to Eat Meat?

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    So I'm reading a passage of the bible today for my Western Literature class. Specifically, Genesis 1 and the story of creation. As I'm reading through it, something caught my eye that I never noticed before.

    Genesis 1 - PassageLookup - New International Version - BibleGateway.com

    Nowhere do you see that livestock or any animal are suppose to be eaten. Correct me if I am mistaken, but the bible doesn't even mention anyone eating animals until after the great flood. So what gives?

    What are your thoughts on this USMB?
     
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    How you get that from that passage is interesting.
     
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    Shut up and go make me a steak. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    I think you will soon see this thread over run by pics of hot juicy steaks and blood thirsty comments from salivating meat lovers.

    As to what God wants, you can make the Bible say anything you want it to. I don't even know if the Bible says God wants people to eat plants. He was kind of possesive about that apple.
     
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    Well God in the OT was quite direct about what he wanted. Such as not eating from the forbidden knowledge tree of good and evil. And he never came out and said "You should eat animals."

    And it's not only this passage, but the fact that as far as I can tell, people in the bible never ate meat until after the great flood.

    I just thought it was interesting. And before you ask, no I'm not a vegan or whatever they are.
     
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    it says plants are for food later in the passage......

    the word livestock is used.....what other purpose would livestock have....
     
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    Farm use which was quite popular after they got thrown out of Eden.

    livestock: Definition from Answers.com

    Haven't had any horse. :lol:
     
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    Yes, He does...

    Eat up...
     
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    Everyone knows that horses are used to make glue.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9146L7s74Bw]YouTube - What God wants part 1[/ame]
     

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