Warning – this may upset some people!
Well, it can be thought of this way…
The story of Cain and Abel, as told in Genesis book of the Bible, tells us that Cain killed Abel out of jealousy due to Lord rejecting his offering of fruits of the land while accepting Abel’s offering of meat. So the Lord punished him by banishment.
The point I’m trying to make, is that if God preferred meat over plant matter, shouldn’t we also eat meat? After all, God made us in his image. If we take this story from the Bible literally, then we can conclude that animal diet is preferred to a vegetable based one.
Obviously, we have a few bits and pieces missing here, as the story further continues to say that Cain wandered to the land of Nod where he built a city and fathered a line of descendants. Whom with? – is the first question. After all, he was the first child of Adam and Eve and Abel was the second. Were there other humans around? Obviously he didn’t build a city by himself unless he and his sister (must have been the one that followed him) multiplied like rabbits and lived extremely long. You need a lot of manpower to build a city… There could be other details missing in this story prior to, or during, the incident. Was there an argument? One that maybe lead to a fight? A provocation?
Another thing to note, is that while Adam and Eve got evicted from Eden, God is still in contact with them. So much for being on their own…
Anyway, there are other interpretations of this story with some alluding to Cain’s father being Lord or even Satan instead of Adam. And from John 3:12:
“Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.” So, this can also be interpreted that children of Satan eat plants while children of God eat meat.
According to this story at least, veganism seems to be inferior to meat eating. It could even make you evil 🙂 However, these days in our society it is actually frowned upon meat eating. It is being assaulted on many fronts: health, cruelty to animals, environmental, and the big one, climate change. And these assaults are getting more frequent now. It looks like the devil has infiltrated our society and wants us to become like him – even Hitler may have been vegetarian. So don’t be evil – eat meat 🙂