Tag Archives: Vegan Thinking

Refuting Lame Excuses

  1. Common Anti-Vegan Arguments – How to refute lame excuses by a meat-eaters
  2. Vegan Logic – Common Arguments
  3. Beyond Carnism – Responses to Common Questions about and Challenges to Veganism
  4. VALA – 21 Stupid Things People Say To Vegans
  5. The Vegan Woman – 101 Funny Things Meat Eaters Say to Vegans
  6. UsVsTh3m – 18 moronic questions
  7. The Veganomaly – 5 Smart[ass] Answers to 5 Dumb[ass] Questions About Veganism
  8. One Green Planet – Top 12 Excuses People Give for Not Eating Vegan
  9. Oops, I’m a Vegan – Convince Me To Stop Being Vegan
  10. HubPages – The Dumbest Things People Say To Vegetarians and Vegans
  11. Vegan Outreach – Frequently Asked Questions
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Videos Arguing Veganism

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About

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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Book Extracts / Articles (Informal Selection)

Critical thinkers worthy of the name ought to be concerned with all of the following issues. Rather than rehash what is all over the net, I’ve just provided some links to a few concise and longer explanations of key concepts pertaining to veganism.

Veganism, it should be emphasized, is not just about diet, it is an act of boycotting, it is a political and social justice movement.

Key Texts:

Selected Others:

Overviews

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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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Darwin and the Animals – Peter Singer

The following is from a talk Peter Singer gave at the Ideas Festival in Bristol, 2009

What I will do is say a little bit about Darwin and his impact on our thinking about animals, then say a little bit about how in light of Darwin we should be thinking about animals.

We start with the before-Darwin perceptions that we have because I think its important to look at what people were saying about animals to understand the difference that Darwin’s thought made. Obviously one of the classic texts is the pre-Darwinian account of the origins of the various animals in the classic verse of Genesis. • • •

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Ethics and Animals – Peter Singer

Text is from one of the four lectures Singer gave for the 10th Dasan Memorial Lectures, Korea, in 2007

Throughout Western civilization, nonhuman animals have been seen as beings of no ethical significance, or at best, of very minor significance. Aristotle thought that animals exist for the sake of more rational humans, to provide them with food and clothing. In the book of Genesis, man is given dominion over the animals, and only humans are made in God’s image. St Paul asked “Doth God care for oxen?” but it was a rhetorical question – he assumed that the answer was obviously no. • • •

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Vegetarian/Vegan Starter PDFs

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