Falsehoods about Jesus and meat | AspenTimes.com

Falsehoods about Jesus and meat

Dear Editor:

In response to Andrew Teller’s letter (“An unviolent diet,” Feb. 20, 2010, The Aspen Times), I was stunned at his misinformation regarding Christians fasting during Lent. First, Mr. Teller, Jesus did fast for 40 days – at the beginning of his three-year ministry – not before he was crucified.

As a matter of written fact, Jesus had a Passover celebration dinner with his disciples the week previous to his going to the cross. And even more, He had shared a dinner including bread and wine the night he was taken to prison.

Secondly, Christians do fast from meat on Fridays of Lent, not through the entire Lent season, unless by personal choice – and there is no evidence that we are supposed to fast from dairy.

Please get your facts straight before unleashing your lack of knowledge about the Christian faith. You use blatant misinformation to beat your own drum about your personal cause for eating vegan. The two subjects are hardly related.

Gail Price


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