Category Archives: Vegatheism

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We Godless Animals evolved after the discovery that many skeptic and atheists reveal astounding degrees of ignorance and prejudice regarding nonhuman animal issues. Just look online at a forum or two. The mere mention of animal rights or veganism seems to throw a switch in people’s brains. One moment they can be rigorous rationalists, thinking critically, and the next they are like the dumbest rednecks in town, repeating ancient prejudices, cliches, and hypocrisies.

So basically We Godless Animals focuses on vegan issues as they relate to secularists who do the following:

  1. Aligning their thinking with religious doctrines
  2. Committing the same fallacies as faithheads
  3. Exhibiting behaviors based on inherited thinking
  4. Failing to demonstrate consistency

The site also examines the deplorable treatment of nonhumans and the environment based on the delusions and lies of religion and magical thinking. • • •

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Vegatheism?

Despite differences between the vegan skeptic and general skeptic communities, their ideological positions intersect in several ways. Often their points of compatibility relate to the rejection of false perceptions of nonhuman animals according to a religious worldview.

There has long been an antagonism between exponents of vegetarianism and mainstream religion, and often it revolves around disagreements over the perception and treatment of animals. Around 268 CE, Greek philosopher Porphyry wrote On Abstinence from Animal Food in which he appeals to a friend, Firmus Castricius, to return to a vegetarian diet, after Firmus had renounced vegetarianism and joined with Christians because of their blessing of meat eating. • • •

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Vegatheist Pioneers

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John Oswald

After witnessing rape and massacre by fellow British troops in India, John Oswald (1730-1793) came to recognized that colonialism was part a vast system of imperial oppression that included oppression of the working classes back in Britain. He left the army and immersed himself in Indian culture, where his “sympathy with the political cause of the Indians merged into acceptance of their sympathy for all members of oppressed species.”[1]Tristram Stuart, The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times (New York: W.W. • • •

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Vegetarian/Vegan Starter PDFs

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