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Nearly an embarassing moment!
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1.       bod
5999 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 04:28 pm

Tonight is birthday meal time - we are having Japanese

However, we nearly did something rather embarrassing. I showed the menu to Les (my gf) to make sure it was suitable for those afflicted with vegitarianism and it was. However I didn´t realise that there are two Japanese restraunts in Manchester and I showed her the menu for the one in Castlefield not the one in ChinaTown.......

So we very nearly booked a table for the one in Castlefiend and then turned up at the one in Chinatown - that would not have been a good plan at all. But fortunately we realised before ringing up to book.

2.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 04:34 pm

Happy birthday!! {#lang_emotions_flowers} 

Did you drink lots of saki???  {#lang_emotions_alcoholics}

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 05:02 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

{#lang_emotions_alcoholics}

 

4.       libralady
5152 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 05:23 pm

 

Quoting bod

afflicted with vegitarianism

 

 This made me laugh out loud................ have a great time, off to Canal Street after I guess!

5.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 06:31 pm

 

Quoting libralady

 This made me laugh out loud................ have a great time, off to Canal Street after I guess!

 

I would not normally comment on this, but as you have lectured this forum on "respectfulness",I find your laughing at something I feel very strongly about offensive. I am sure someone as "respectful" as you would never say the same about muslims being "afflicted with not eating pork".   I am not against people eating meat, but I will refuse to eat it until the way we farm animals changes.  If that causes inconvenience at your dinner parties, so be it.

 

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things,

Man will not himself find peace."

Albert Schweitzer
How true...

6.       doudi94
845 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 06:53 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

I would not normally comment on this, but as you have lectured this forum on "respectfulness",I find your laughing at something I feel very strongly about offensive. I am sure someone as "respectful" as you would never say the same about muslims being "afflicted with not eating pork".   I am not against people eating meat, but I will refuse to eat it until the way we farm animals changes.  If that causes inconvenience at your dinner parties, so be it.

 

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things,

Man will not himself find peace."

Albert Schweitzer
How true...

 

BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

!!!!

7.       alameda
3499 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 06:55 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 ................

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things,

Man will not himself find peace."

Albert Schweitzer
How true...

 

 I agree with you on that...but then could you please define which life is being considered?

 

...look what we just passed in CA  {#lang_emotions_angel}

8.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 07:01 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 I agree with you on that...but then could you please define which life is being considered?

 

 My major concern is sentient beings.  As plants do not feel emotion or pain (in the traditional sense, although Budhism will tell you differently), I will leave them out of my protest for now !

 

Please note that I did not feel it necessary to post a wiki-link to "sentient"

9.       alameda
3499 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 07:45 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 My major concern is sentient beings.  As plants do not feel emotion or pain (in the traditional sense, although Budhism will tell you differently), I will leave them out of my protest for now !

 

Please note that I did not feel it necessary to post a wiki-link to "sentient"

 

 I see. I feel all life should be treated with respect and compassion, weather I recognize it´s language or not. That book I linked to gives shows some very interesting research on that matter.

 

One of the more depressing aspects of being "alive" is that things die (some would say are transformed) so we live. How to balance that is a concern for some.

10.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 21 Nov 2008 Fri 07:48 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 I see. I feel all life should be treated with respect and compassion, weather I recognize it´s language or not. That book I linked to gives shows some very interesting research on that matter.

 

One of the more depressing aspects of being "alive" is that things die (some would say are transformed) so we live. How to balance that is a concern for some.

 

 Of course I agree all life should be treated with respect Alameda.  If you truly believe plants to be sentient, then I assume you do not prune or weed your garden?

 

Let´s put things in perspective eh?  Watch the video of the link I posted above, and then tell me if plants suffer in this way?!

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