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Offline Raoul76

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« on: April 15, 2010, 07:25:26 PM »
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  • I went to Petco today and, without checking the bag very carefully, bought a relatively cheap, giant bag of dog food.  When I get home I realize it's made with lamb.  This brought on an attack of scruples: "Should I feed lamb meat to a dog?"

    If certain Catholics eat lamb on Easter, as I have read they do in Italy, then there IS something symbolic about lamb meat.  In which case, feeding lamb to a dog also has something unpleasantly symbolic about it.  No?  

    Then again, when we eat lamb, we burn it first, and that could also be troubling from a symbolic perspective.  So if it's okay to burn lamb meat before consuming it, I don't see why it's wrong to feed it to a dog.

    It would be easier to just go get another bag of food but I'm trying to give myself practice in making distinctions and working through scruples.  
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    « Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 08:02:02 PM »
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  • Feed your dog and forget about it, IMO.
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    « Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 07:15:42 AM »
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  • Mmmm, lamb meat. I wouldn't worry about it, seems a little scrupulous. I think you know what to do Raoul.

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    Offline Raoul76

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    « Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 02:09:50 PM »
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  • Yeah, in the cold light of morning it seems scrupulous.  I have tendencies in that direction.  

    If lambs in themselves were sacred we'd have to kneel every time we saw a lambchop or a lamb shishkebab.
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    « Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 03:21:42 PM »
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    If lambs in themselves were sacred we'd have to kneel every time we saw a lambchop or a lamb shishkebab.

    Raoul -- this is my chuckle of the day!

    Just to let you know I have been enjoying your posts much more lately

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    « Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 04:35:44 PM »
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  • Thanks.  That is because I have sold ou -- er, calmed down!
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