So here is a question.
I am currently eating a steak. It came from a dead animal - one who most likely didn't have the greatest life, one could say suffered - One could go so far as to say the animal I am eating used to live a life of torture.
I am perfectly well aware of the arguments for not eating meat. The arguments against animal abuse. I have watched the videos of animals being slaughtered because I wanted information to make an informed opinion.
It wouldn't be a lie for me to admit that I agree with all the arguments from the non meat eater/vegetarian crowd. I agree with them almost completely. That the animals do in fact suffer more than they should.
But honestly - eating this steak makes me feel good. I enjoy chewing it, tasting it - the red and bloody steak it becomes with butter and pepper. It's delicious to me.
I guess it's more that I just don't care about the suffering the animals enough for me to give up my delicious steak. Or veal chop. Or rack of lamb.
What say you, rational minds? Am I a 'bad person' for admitting that the arguments make sense and yet I choose to simply ignore them for my own one could say - selfish and short-term desires?
Except in this case no argument has been given why it is wrong - just emotional propaganda. "Why it is wrong" is question begging.
The question in the title makes the assumption that if you are "aware" of the arguments, you will necessarily be compelled to agree with them, and that the ONLY reason you won't then become a vegan is because you are bad. It leaves no room for the possibility that you might disagree with the argument.
Pretty arrogant. Here, try this one, same tactic. "You've heard my arguments for Jesus, so since you aren't a Christian you deserve to go to Hell."