Category Archive: Religion
Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Religion.
Matzoh ball soup!
It’s Passover time and thanks to the interweb this no longer has to mean fashioning a Passover meal out of charoset and part of the seder plate, i.e. bitter herbs/parsley, salt water, and a football field length of matzo.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz has posted a matzoh ball soup recipe and also guest blogged at Heeb ‘n Vegan to serve up seder plate alternatives to lamb and egg. Here’s a site with potato kugel and charoset recipes, and PETA has created a Passover site that includes lots of recipes and reading. Also, the Vegetarian Resource Group sells the small cookbook Vegan Passover Recipes. And finally, there’s my personal favorite, chocolate-covered matzo.
Rev. George H. Malkmus
A Christian sect led by Rev. George H. Malkmus is redefining “vegangelical,” though their motivations are health-related rather than ethical. Today’s St. Petersburg Times features a profile of the Back To Eden Health Ministry Lifestyle Center, a vegan Christian health institute in Plant City affiliated with Malkmus’s Hallelujah Acres. Hallelujah HQ estimates more than 2 million people worldwide follow the vegan and 85% raw diet Malkmus claims cures “cancer, body odor, hair loss, diabetes and high cholesterol;” one of Eden’s owners says it cured his MS. The center attracts about 200 believers a year, who each pay $1,200 for a week of carrot juice, Bible study and gentle exercise.
Of course it can be tough going vegan at first, but if you’re looking for a low-cost alternative, you could buy Malkmus’s book, a Bible and 20 five-course dinners at Pure Food and Wine for less than a week at Eden.
Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism From 1600 to Modern Times, (previously discussed on SuperVegan here, here , and here) proves to be an extensively researched book of the history of vegetarianism, with an emphasis on the merging of Western Christianity and Eastern philosophy. Tristram Stuart has published a valuable tool for those looking for the historical roots of much of the philosophical and religious reasons for vegetarianism.
As a vegan having read this book, there is no possible way a simple book review could do justice the the immense wealth of information Stuart has compiled. A critical understanding of the origins of vegetarianism serves several purposes, not the least of which is a reassurance that we are not alone, and that intellectuals have been promoting vegetarianism for centuries. Additionally, the book addresses the more controversial angles of vegetarian advocacy, be it the personal pitfalls of particular spokesmen for the cause, or the refutations and critiques brought forth against the advocates. Having an understanding of the battles already fought for the movement provides groundwork for the ongoing battles faced today.
Jim Rutz: not sexually confused.
“Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality.” That’s the word today from self-described health-food fanatic Jim Rutz (best known for documenting miracles for Evangelical Christians) in “A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals” over at the reliably repulsive WorldNetDaily.
I’m surprised he doesn’t accuse China of conspiring to emasculate the USA by turning our boy babies gay.