The Vegan Controversy


A Hidden Agenda?

Today, I had planned to write about the rise and seemingly unstoppable advance of full-on veganism. To clarify, I don’t mean vegetarianism or simply avoiding meat to spare the suffering of animals. I mean the shunning of ALL products, whether edible or not, that involve animal ingredients, not so much as a personal choice but as an environmental statement .

I say I had planned to do that, but on following up my own researches on the Net I found several facts:

  1. The subject – even amongst Christians – causes such positive and negative feedback that it’s almost impossible to contribute to the discussion in a rational way. I am wary of adding to that.
  2. There is a dearth of factual data as to the roots and religion (yes, religion) behind veganism and other hot topics.
  3. Almost all websites found in a search are pro-vegan, or pointing out the rapid rise of veganism in the Western world.
  4. Christian websites are finding ways to support veganism, too

More importantly, hardly anyone realises that veganism is just one chapter in a whole book of beliefs about planetary ascension. And those who do speak out, approach the subject in such a way that they come over like cranks and crackpots.

At the risk of joining the tin-hat brigade, I DO see and know (from long years of research) that radically changing our diet is just one way of altering the entire planetary eco-system and population to achieve a state of “nirvana” or (as some Christians believe) a return to the perfection of Eden.

Now, I know that not everyone involved in the green revolution is of the same mind, nor are many even aware such beliefs exist. Even if they do, they are not necessarily in agreement with them, and many are simply doing their best for the environment and their health, as they see it.

Nonetheless, a change in attitude is happening in many areas, as seen in the illustration below. Like it or not, this new model is in direct opposition to biblical truth. (Included is the place of women in this system – telling us that more is being suggested than mere dietary choices.)

Does God Encourage Veganism?

Since I’ve mentioned it, let’s briefly put paid to the theory that God approves veganism because Adam and Eve didn’t eat meat, and that His plan to transform the planet and return it to Edenic perfection means that God wants us all to begin right away. Or so the argument goes.

Five counter arguments:

First, Adam and Eve ruined the perfect plan of God and we have them to thank for our present condition. That cannot be reversed just now.

Second, after the Fall and the Flood, the earth lost its ability to provide sufficient nutrition in just plant food

Third, nowhere in scripture does God ban the eating of meat, per se. On the contrary, eating the fatted calf was an especial honour. God led Israel to land flowing with milk and honey, not tofu and quinoa.

Fourth, the eventual restoration of the earth will come by the miraculous work of God himself, and not by man!

Fifth, even though certain foods were banned under the Law, restrictions were lifted under the New Covenant when Jesus declared all foods clean, [Mark 7:19] and Paul confirmed it in Romans 14:14 “I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean”. Adding that “the weak eat only vegetables

BUT, please note that this is in the context of validly-held beliefs, which God does not judge and nor should we, for we are told to:

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. For one man has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.” [Romans 14:1-3]

So at this point I must say that what I write here is NOT to judge, much less to condemn, anyone – Christian or not – who has decided to avoid meat.

If that is a personal choice you have made, then I am not here to point a finger. My sole aim in writing this article is to set out what is behind the global push to veganism and indeed many other efforts to save the planet Earth.

How To Save The Planet

Probably the great majority now of eco-warriors, if I can call them that, are focused merely on “saving the planet” from what they see as rapid decay or corruption due to pollution of various kinds – a worthy cause which I in part support, who wouldn’t?

I happily recycle like anyone else. Yet I cannot support the core religious beliefs behind a secretive agenda that is unknown to most.

What is the Goal?

Saving the planet is not the real aim, but altering the planet and all its inhabitants is the secret belief that drives hardcore environmentalism. It has its roots in Buddhism and Hinduism, but draws from many religions including a more recent upsurge in “new-age” beliefs.

For instance, it is encapsulated in this Native American “prophecy” which teaches that the rainbow children of the latter day will come together in unity, love and acceptance: “There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all Her children”.

Here you can read of the coming “planetary ascension” that is predicted by the new-age gurus of today:

Planetary Ascension
The earth is going through an ascension at this time into a higher vibration and dimensional awareness. What this means is that she is joining her physical body with the higher frequencies of light so that she can participate in the galactic harmonic of spiritual light in an entirely new way. The earth…  must free itself of all that stands in the way of moving into the higher frequencies of light before becoming completely able to do so.

Among the things at stake is the future of human evolution. For the new planetary body will house those who have evolved in keeping with the earth’s present spiritual status, and if the earth were harmed or destroyed even in part, the capacity of this transition to take place in full measure would be interfered with as well….

It may be said that the entire earth is waiting …for the new birth and new awakening that will enable humanity to [enter into] a new way of being with each other and with life. … when the planetary body of the earth as well as all her inhabitants will know themselves to be one with each other and one with the Divine source of light and love that has given each one birth.  {Source]

The Hippy Generation

We saw an early attempt to bring about Utopia in the hippy era of the 1960’s when the “rainbow children” of that era promoted free love, hallucinogenic drugs, and peace for all mankind.

Many of the hippy generation went on to become world leaders, influencing today’s media, education, government, literature and also the Church. (See for example the Seven Mountains beliefs.)

“Outspoken Hippy Reaffirms New Age Beliefs for Today”

“The hippie expression of the New Age movement is attempting to unify the world’s religions and cultures to create, in effect, a one-world religion (i.e., a single spiritual philosophy) and global culture wherein all of humanity will live harmoniously together as one. The hippie movement represents a particular type of globalization. It is promoted in the lyrics of John Lennon’s song Imagine: “I hope someday you’ll join us; And the world will live as one.” A special United Nations event was recently held in celebration of ‘The Spirit of the United Nations.’ Open to all U.N. staff and Non-Governmental Organizations, the program featured an opening ‘blessing song on behalf of indigenous peoples,’ an expression of ‘thanks to Mother Earth.’ ” [Source]

Where Does Veganism Fit In?

To get back to the subject in hand, the general belief is that meat-eating [just one aspect of the old structure] is holding mankind back from evolving onto a higher spiritual plane, and ultimately to the status of “ascended masters“. Or similar expressions of the same basic idea.

Having risen to that condition of spirituality, it makes way for the lower species [animals] to evolve to a more human-like condition. (They then will continue the unenlightened activities of killing and eating one another until they, in their turn, evolve. And so on.)

Thus, we are all – it is said – on a long journey of continuous rebirth so that all who live on earth (and ultimately the planet herself) may rise to a higher plane of existence.

For this to happen we must respect Mother Earth (who is, they claim, a Living Being), stop plundering and polluting her resources, and learn to harmonise with her “frequency” to come into perfect unity.

The drive to stop mankind eating meat is just one plan in the quest for Enlightenment.

Other plans include:

  • Complete integration of all races and cultures
    • Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi in 1925 in Practical Idealism predicted: “The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals”.
  • Eradication of genders and gender stereotypes
  • Freeing people from the bondage of marriage laws
  • Overturning the belief that sex is principally for procreation
    • “The Free Love movement’s initial goal was to separate the state from sexual matters such as marriage, birth control, and adultery. It claimed that such issues were the concern of the people involved, and no one else”.
  • Emancipation of all women
    • There will be no New Age without full equality for all women. “The world of humanity has two wings — one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Baha’is believe that humanity has entered a new age, one in which the true potential of both women and men must find full expression, creativity and fulfillment.”  “In the New Age [The Age of Aquarius, the Hippy Ideal] woman will be equal to man”.  – August Vandekerkhove
  • Eradicating all fossil fuels
    • “We need to rapidly shift away [by 2020] from our dependence on fossil fuels -and- replace them with clean energy from water, wind and sun. The alternative to moving to green energy is a dark and dangerous future”. – UN secretary general António Guterres
  • Cutting back on all industry
    • “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
  • Using only what “Gaia”, or mother-earth, freely provides
    • “Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature.” – Al Gore, ‘Earth in the Balance’
  • Drastically reducing population numbers
  • And of course, “controlling the climate”.
    • “The climate crisis is NOT a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level.” – Al Gore, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize

Speakers Confirm The Goal – Reeducation

Needing a practical way to reeducate humankind, powerful bodies like the Club of Rome decided to use scare tactics:

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.” – Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution

The full quote is found here:

“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.“ – Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations

To see the recent (2018) Club of Rome “Emergency Plan” for the planet, please download or see their pamphlet here:

Beliefs of Al Gore

The most prominent new-age guru, Al Gore, is almost single-handedly responsible for today’s climate change beliefs (once called Global Warming, since it was predicted at the time that much of the world would be under water from rising sea levels within 25 years.)

Al Gore was raised a Baptist and considers himself a born-again Christian, yet his books are full of new-age earth religion and pagan spirituality. “Mr. Gore also preaches repentance through a spiritual union with Gaia in the same way Christians taught a spiritual union with Christ.” [Source]

The education/propaganda around these and other similar issues has been deliberately so pervasive that hardly anybody under the age of 30 rejects the theories, but yet they know nothing of the true agenda nor where it’s coming from.

Veganism in numbers

  • 350% Rise in the number of vegans in Britain from 2006-2016; 542,000 people said they were vegans in 2016.
  • 168,000 Veganuary 2018 participants, of which 60% were under 35, up from 3,300 on its 2014 launch.
  • 185% Increase in vegan products launched in the UK between 2012 and 2016.
  • 20% Percentage of under-35s who have tried a vegan diet.

Such is the determination of the new vegans that they foresee it being classed as a religion and thus given the same protective regulations, as this article states: “Ethical veganism could be considered ‘protected belief’ akin to religion in landmark case.”

But, as I said, how many of these dedicated – and no doubt sincere and good-hearted – people know that changes in diet are only one small part of the whole plan of planetary evolution?

Indeed, few of the main proponents know it! They are driven by a genuine belief that we can “save the planet” by adopting rigorous new laws and requirements, and perhaps would be horrified to learn they are being used as puppets.

One commented: “We are unable to self regulate, so we need legislation and quotas to be brought in to limit what we aren’t listening to”.

New Laws and Restrictions

The leaders speak out, and the Governments of the world are quick to comply.

Harassed and “informed” by various strong-willed and determined lobby groups and quangos, the lawmakers start moving obediently in the same direction, without really knowing why, and without considering the consequences.

This is due to pressure from leaders such as Marco Springmann of the University of Oxford, who led a recent research team.

He said: “a global change is needed, but we really need much more proactive governments to provide the right framework. People can make a personal difference by changing their diet, but also by knocking on the doors of their politicians and saying we need better environmental regulations – that is also very important. Do not let politicians off the hook.”

Tim Barford, manager of Europe’s largest vegan events company, VegfestUK, points to the deeper roots of this recent explosion of interest. “There is a big plant-based shift culturally – a systemic change in the way that we’re approaching food and the way that we feed ourselves. Remember that successive governments over 15 years have been ploughing money into persuading people to eat more fruit and vegetables, with the five-a-day campaign. Then you’ve got a real cultural change among millennials, which is very much built around justice and the way we look at animals.”

Powerful Influence of the Media

No sooner did the media report on a major climate change conference in 2018, that called for a drastic reduction in meat-eating worldwide [UK and US citizens must cut beef by 90% and milk by 60%], the UK Government starting talking about a “tax on meat and meat products” as if food wasn’t already expensive enough.

And the exponential rise of veganism was just the result they hoped for – there is now a massive new interest in going vegan, fuelled by people who believed the simplistic chant that “giving up animal produce will save the planet”.

arrowThis article says that a third of Britons have now given up on meat.

As well as the pressure to be kind to animals (which at one time used to involve releasing them from zoos or laboratories to die a slow and painful death in the wild, or to decimate the indigenous species) there is now the much more emotive issue of resolving damage to the climate.

Because, farting animals create dangerous levels of methane. They say.

I even read a while ago of a scheme to make farmers provide their animals with nappies (diapers.) Such is the desire to stop the natural produce of animals, which by the way is one of the best providers of nutrients for growing plants, including TREES that (you guessed it) remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Nonetheless, they chant, stop eating meat to save the planet! But even environmentalists disagree, as in this article:

It points out that “Anti-meat campaigns ignore the essential role that grazing animals play in genuinely sustainable agriculture. Livestock production must be reformed, but eliminating it would do more harm than good….studies … claim that livestock production accounts for 83% of global farmland and produces 56-58% of the greenhouse gas emissions from food, but only contributes 37% of our protein intake and 18% of calories. As such, it’s perhaps not so surprising that concerned journalists come up with coverage like the Guardian’s, “Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth” [which see]  …Yet, the debate so far has been extremely limited and largely dominated by those with little if any practical experience of food production or what actually constitutes food system sustainability.

I’ve lost count of the number of food campaigners who’ve told me that all we need to do to make food production sustainable is to stop eating meat. Really? What about the environmental impact of palm oil, soya bean oil, rape oil and even sunflower oil production; the over-enrichment of the environment from nitrogen fertiliser; the decline in pollinating insects; the use of pesticides …and what also about the growing problem of soil degradation…?

Seemingly oblivious of these issues, George Monbiot in “The best way to save the planet? Drop meat and dairy”, on Friday, June 8, also used the research study as evidence to support his claim that if we all gave up meat and dairy we’d be able to re-wild grasslands and live happily by eating more imported soya. (But please do read the entire article)

  • Another recent report from GRAIN and others are now claiming that meat and dairy companies emit more than Exxon and other fossil fuel companies. WOT??

Hypocrisy?

At the height of the vegan hysteria generated by the 2018 UN conference, somebody pointed out what should be obvious: shunning all animal products forces everyone to adopt more plastic – which is one of the worst polluters of the planet in the first place!

Changing from wool to acrylic, or leather to plastic, and using all kinds of non-biodegradable materials, means that in the name of protecting animals people are actually further polluting their environment!

And as for protecting animals, the plan to reclaim all land to raise crops is just as damaging.

Killing Animals in the Name of Conservation

“Nobody’s hands are free from the blood of other animals, not even vegetarians, he concluded. Millions of animals are killed every year, Davis says, to prepare land for growing crops, “like corn, soybean, wheat and barley, the staples of a vegan diet….the animals in this case are mice and moles and rabbits and other creatures that are run over by tractors, or lose their habitat to make way for farming, so they are not as “visible” as cattle…and that gives rise to a fundamental question: “What is it that makes it OK to kill animals of the field so that we can eat [vegetables or fruits] but not pigs or chickens or cows? ANY disruption of the land, whether it be to farm or to build subdivisions, reduces the amount of land left for other animals, resulting in the deaths of many”. [Source]

SEE ALSO Blood On Your Hands?

Health issues

Then there is the problem of raising children on a vegan diet.

It’s already been scientifically proven that avoiding all meat, dairy, eggs and anything else remotely non-vegetable leads to vitamin deficiencies in adults, but imagine what it does to growing children. How, I ask, do you raise a baby on almond milk and beansprouts without causing lasting damage?

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient found in virtually no plant foods. It is vital for healthy red blood cells, maintenance of nerves and normal brain function. It is mainly found in animal foods, such as fish, meat, dairy products and eggs, all of which vegans demand we give up! [Seven Nutrients You Cannot Get From Plants]

Yet, one fan says this: “Milk is a hormonal fluid and casein (milk protein) has been proven to cause cancer. Eating one egg a day is the equivalent of smoking 5 cigarettes”.

Really? If people can now believe that breastfeeding is carcinogenic, and eggs give you lung diseases, then the vegans are winning this battle!

Here is a very useful page of stories from people who have given up on being vegan, sometimes after many years. Their testimonies speak louder than any of my words.

Conclusion

I have hesitated to write this study because I know it will generate all kinds of reactions, probably some of them hateful. It seems to be a trend in these days that people become divided on emotive topics and some refuse to see the truth. I believe that presenting facts rather than feelings is important, which is why I have tried to give an overview, with web pages for you to view in order to do further research of your own.

Having said that, I know some will never change their minds; some too will go to supportive websites and follow the reasoning there. So be it. It’s a personal choice.

However, I have tried to point out that veganism is only part of a wider plan to reeducate mankind and to achieve, ultimately, a global transformation that some believe can only come through certain means such as cultural integration, peaceful coexistence, religious unity, sexual liberation, and a complete cessation of animal farming.

Some have gone so far as to say we should abandon pets in the home, or rename them “comfort animals” to respect their rights. Others have suggested we should provide the higher species of animals (such as apes) with their own form of human rights. These thoughts all come from the belief that we are all animals, and all on the same path of evolution.

Without understanding the religion behind veganism, we are doomed to adopt it merely because we feel sorry for animals, while the world leaders gleefully use our soft-heartedness against us. Beware!

6 thoughts on “The Vegan Controversy

  1. The way in which veganism is always labelled as “ethical” is another strange phenomenon. Morality is now about what you eat. You are free to lie, steal, commit adultery and blaspheme but you cannot have a lamb chop. There is also this glaring inconsistency around abortion. The spirit of the age is such that killing a baby in the womb is fine, but drinking milk is wrong.

    You are right that this is not about environmentalism but about presenting and promoting a new morality.

    In terms of the science, this is a good take down of that recent Lancet Study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/diagnosis-diet/201901/eat-lancets-plant-based-planet-10-things-you-need-know

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  2. Reblogged this on Grain of Wheat and commented:
    May I recommend to you this most excellent and thought provoking article by Tricia on the subject of Veganism. It sure will give you food for thought as you chew over its rather meaty content! Lettuce always remember to go to the Word of God and thoroughly read the Bible upon this subject before we decide what to eat and wear. There are many “agendas” in this world that will lead you down a rabbit hole if you are not careful.

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  3. Hi Tricia,

    Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this post. It is most excellent! Thank you.
    I shall be Reblogging it if you don’t mind.

    I have been thinking along some of the same lines myself, and have even got a blog post title and image ready, for when I felt I had got my head round this subject more fully. (Something like, “Diet:-Vegan or Meat-Eater? What Should a Christian Eat?”) I have been reading the Bible and noting all the meat and fish and dairy products that were eaten therein. I think that it is certainly noteable that Jesus Christ (who is God and created all things) was eating fish and lamb, for sure. After his resurrection He ate fish and honeycomb too!

    I have been driven to distraction over this past year by an Ethical Vegan Girl who is strongly vociferous in her beliefs. Also family members have been taken in by such belief systems, so I have been accosted from all sides by it. However, the light came on for me when I read up on the UN Agendas being foisted upon the world!! You have given me even more “food for thought” (lol) and I will be kept busy awhile with all your links that you have provided.

    Thank you again
    And Blessing to you
    Helen

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  4. Hi Tricia;
    As a unabashed carnivore I have had a bit of flack over the years from those of the vegan/vegetarian community. Seems they are quite content to ignore verses such as the ones you quoted that show it is absolutely fine to consume meat and animal products. And, yes, the dietary requirements/restrictions of the Law WERE set aside by Christ and his apostles in spite of what folks from the Hebrew Roots/etc. movement are claiming!

    I have wondered at times what became of the carcasses of the animals God skinned to clothe Adam and Eve after their fall. Was it time for the first barbeque? We do get the definite impression Adam and his wife started off vegetarian; but is there any scriptural evidence no meat was ever consumed in the garden? Not a major point I am sure; but one I have never heard addressed.

    Thanks again for all your work to bless and edify the Body of Christ.
    Blessings to you sister;
    Paul Benson

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  5. Great post. I found it because you linked to my page of stories from people who’ve abandoned veganism. I would also add to your third of five counterarguments Acts 10:9-16, Peter’s vision on the roof.

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