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Religious food in the cafeteria

Started this discussion. Last reply by T A A Dec 15, 2011. 82 Replies

So here's a question. At my university, in the student cafeteria (the one that you have to go to if you live on residence) there is a halal grill. For those who don't know what that is (I didn't…Continue

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Dec 19, 2011
T A A replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
":)"
Dec 15, 2011
John Kelly replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"No point in bringing "All needs" to the conversation because it was precluded as a possibility in my previous post.  It was never considered as an option. That said, I still disagree. It is still a top priority, but first priorities…"
Dec 15, 2011
T A A replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Bad food in... bad school results out. This has been amply demonstrated. The first purpose of schools is to educate. Feeding kids bad food hampers education, resulting in contradiction of its very purpose."
Dec 15, 2011
T A A replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Which is why I stated the first priority is for a proper healthy diet, that is the only universal necessity. All else comes after. As for 'perceived' necessity, I imagine all people consider their own needs a necessity. There's no way…"
Dec 15, 2011
Samuel Purkiss replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"I'm gonna have to agree with John on this one. I think you have your priorities out of whack. Besides, what would taking soda and fried food out of a caf actually do? I think a better solution would be to raise awareness about how to live a…"
Dec 14, 2011
Scott A. Hunt replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"She's amazing.  I first heard of her when she did an interview on NPR's Fresh Air.  Now there's a movie about her too.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278469/"
Dec 14, 2011
John Kelly replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Scott, okay I went out and did some exploring.  Dr Grandin seems to have done a lot of work on this. Dr. Grandin even found a method of reasonable euthanasia for halal slaughter.  Its really interesting stuff.  I would fully advocate…"
Dec 14, 2011
John Kelly replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Hey, thanks for the heads up, I'll look that up and learn more about it.  Do you have any good links? "
Dec 14, 2011
Scott A. Hunt replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"That sounds like an old practice.  Many slaughter houses have adopted the methods prescribed by Dr. Temple Grandin which are far more humane."
Dec 14, 2011
John Kelly replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"I disagree.  True perceived necessity should be top priority.  Otherwise you get a system of exclusion and exclusion by nature creates inequality. So instead, I strongly advocate perceived necessity, then health, and then…"
Dec 14, 2011
John Kelly replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
" I had a die-hard vegetarian friend as a roomate, and he showed me footage of calf slaughter, and I watched as calves were yanked against their will as they struggled in resistance to get away from the bloody room and then got that bolt shoved…"
Dec 14, 2011
Cristynfaye replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"This is a brilliant philosophy.  I wish everyone (of any belief system or lack thereof) would get over themselves and live by this."
Dec 14, 2011
Helen Pluckrose replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"I believe you should be offended. Food is Halal when it has been killed by allowing the animal to bleed slowly to death. In the UK killing animals in this inhumane way is illegal unless you are Jewish or Muslim. It is a form of religious…"
Dec 14, 2011
Nick Sykora replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Nah try it they make some good stuff. I think it's more of a style of food."
Dec 14, 2011
Ron Humphrey replied to Samuel Purkiss's discussion 'Religious food in the cafeteria'
"Don't you think there is a basic morality here?  Although I agree with you that we are animals, we do differ from other animals in the use of our intelligence.   I personally decry the needless cruelty toward animals, whether it be to…"
Dec 14, 2011

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At 9:11am on December 12, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Samuel!

 
 
 

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