Phobia of another sort

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    Sep 21, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    I've noticed a disgusting trend.

    I'm not one to go around flamboyantly forcing my lifestyle down the throats of others. Most wouldn't know if I didn't go out of my way to tell them. And I usually don't, because I don't think it's extremely relevant to who I am. It's just one aspect of what makes me me.

    But if it comes out in conversation, or if someone confronts me with with, I will "out" myself proudly with "Yes, I've always been one. I've known since I was very, very young that this was part of who I am. I am a proud vegetarian."

    I know that a lot of vegephobes out there claim that "my kind" are trying to convert everyone. And while it's true I wouldn't mind if everyone was vegetarian, I'm not out to convert anyone. And none of my fellow vegetarian friends are either.

    Yes, there are some vegetarians out there who do get some kinky kick out of trying to convert, but they're in the minority. Besides, if the guy was "converted" he probably already had those kind of thoughts and feelings but was too afraid to act on it until he met another vegetarian who helped him realize fully who he was.

    But what I really want to talk about is a very irksome trend I've noticed lately.

    When I'm "outted" as a vegetarian more often than not the person goes out of their way to bully me about it.

    They might be serious, they might be vegephobes and are reacting out of hatred for my lifestyle due to their upbringing or Envirofacts or plain ignorance.

    Often they are just joking, and think they're being lighthearted, but invariably they go out of their way to make the same inane jokes I've heard a million times over about my fellow vegetarians.

    I don't understand why if I don't go out of my way to try to make them feel lesser-than for their lifestyle, they feel the need to go after me for mine.

    Well, yes I do, to a degree.

    They are probably so vegephobic because deep down inside the darkest (or lightest?) recesses of their person they realize that they are veg-curious, but their upbringing and environment has taught them that such a life is wrong.

    And so they point out biblical passages condemning it (Genesis 1 28-29). Or biological "reasoning."

    But really they're too afraid to look in the mirror and see that they themselves just might be vegetarian.
  • Neurons

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    Sep 21, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    You just gotta find a counter argument that'll shut them up!

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  • spaceofficer

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    Sep 21, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    i have a phobia of people who post glee and lady gaga gifs
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    I love vegetarians. They taste just like chicken.
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    godandsatan saidi have a phobia of people who post glee and lady gaga gifs


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    Sep 21, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI love vegetarians. They taste just like chicken.

    I love meat eaters, they're so dim they're practically vegetables.

    Note: I don't really feel this way, but one lame joke deserves another.
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    godandsatan saidi have a phobia of people who post glee and lady gaga gifs

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    Sep 21, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    Come to think of it...I haven't seen lady Gaga gifs on here...Hmmm....icon_question.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Hehehe. Funny for bad jokes. Taste just like chicken... Lol.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Nine replies and a single one serious.

    This is why I think I waste my time on this forum.

    "huh huh, taste like chicken. huh huh lady gaga. huh huh glee."

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    Sep 21, 2011 11:29 PM GMT



    You don't win friends with SALAD!

    I'm too old in my ways for Gaga and Glee, I prefer a more classic approach icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    Hmm. I'm sorry you have to hear those lame jokes. I don't really know anything about vegetarians so I just ask them how they get all of their nutrition that they need every day. *shrug* If it works.. it works. Vegetarian lasagna is probably the tastiest version of lasagna EVER! icon_biggrin.gif

    When did you decide to go veggie-man?
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    I went ovo-lacto vegetarian when I was eleven. I had been thinking about it for a few years and after I was able to prove to my mother that I'd done enough nutritional research she allowed me to become one.

    Which, by the way, is what started me on the road to nutrition and fitness.

    As for "how do you get all your nutrition" . . . the same way everyone else does (and probably better and more well-rounded than most). But for protein: lots of whey protein, beans and rice, nuts, etc.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    thenes saidNine replies and a single one serious.

    This is why I think I waste my time on this forum.

    "huh huh, taste like chicken. huh huh lady gaga. huh huh glee."

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    Sep 21, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    thenes saidI went ovo-lacto vegetarian when I was eleven. I had been thinking about it for a few years and after I was able to prove to my mother that I'd done enough nutritional research she allowed me to become one.

    Which, by the way, is what started me on the road to nutrition and fitness.

    As for "how do you get all your nutrition" . . . the same way everyone else does (and probably better and more well-rounded than most). But for protein: lots of whey protein, beans and rice, nuts, etc.
    See that's what I was worried about was the protein that you need to get. I didn't know very much about what resources you guys could use. Thank you!
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    Gay. . . vegetarian. . . anyone even slightly different from the "norm" endlessly endures this sort of crap.

    To me, the "norm" is like the Borg on Star Trek. Small minds, all of whom think exactly and precisely alike with a desperate desire to force everyone else to conform. Screw 'em.





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    Sep 21, 2011 11:54 PM GMT

    TheNes - this all sounds very simililar.

    I've been a vegetarian for eight years and have heard it all.

    Perhaps a lot of it comes from people's own insecurities. Some don't seem to like a) eating it or b) where it comes from.Probably 1 in 5 people ask me what do I think of people who eat meat as if I would look down on them or be angry or disgusted.

    It really doesn't bother me.

    People make different choices and nobody makes friends preaching to people and forcing ideas on them. If you ask me about my diet, I will tell you. If you don't , it's cool too.

    I get your point - it's tough listening to what some people say, but you really must just grin and bear it. icon_smile.gif


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    Sep 21, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    thenes said
    paulflexes saidI love vegetarians. They taste just like chicken.

    I love meat eaters, they're so dim they're practically vegetables.
    Are you saying you want to eat me?!?!? icon_eek.gif
    *runs and hides*
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    Bravo. I love this thread.
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    Smile, shake your head, most vegetarians are very fit.
    Who said life was fair?
    There are many jealous ones envious of your healthy lifestyle,
    they do not have the patience and discipline to develop a diet of proper muscle nutrition.
    Some people use humor to brighten a very serious problem of diet in our society.
    j.c.
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidOh God...another effin' whiny thread from a vegetarian. Jesus. You guys are worse that the gay Christians or fem guys or bisexuals.

    Who gives a flying fuck what your rationale is for eating one kind of dead life over another? Not me.

    But go on...continue your navel-gazing. I have a feeling it's not us you're trying to convince of how amazing and wonderful you are...you're trying to convince yourself of that.

    Good luck.


    Good lord. Where did I try to convince anyone I was wonderful and amazing? You didn't even read the post, did you?
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    Sep 22, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidThe only reason I would be a vegetarian is because I can't afford meat.

    I have no reason to dislike a vegetarian of any degree. You can't be serious that every single omnivorous human is rude to you for choosing not to eat meat.


    Nope. Notice I didn't say "every single human" (omnivorous or otherwise). But most times my vegetarianism comes out, omnivores go on the defensive and either make the same lame jokes I've heard a million times over, or ask "questions" which are really pointed anti-vegetarian statements phrased as questions.

    I once had a guy on a first date say "Oh, but just for health, right, because the animal rights thing is crazy, right?" to which I got to reply: "Nope, also the crazy animal rights reason, too." The rest of that dinner date was "fun." :/
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    Sep 22, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
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    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidGay. . . vegetarian. . . anyone even slightly different from the "norm" endlessly endures this sort of crap.

    To me, the "norm" is like the Borg on Star Trek. Small minds, all of whom think exactly and precisely alike with a desperate desire to force everyone else to conform. Screw 'em.

    And this is why I have the world's biggest crush on you.



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  • rac727

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    Sep 22, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    omg! thenes im shocked! have you tried not being not being a vegetarian? choose your lifestyle carefully! and if you deside to stay being this un-holy thing then keep it in the kitchen! icon_confused.gif
    LMFAO! icon_lol.gif