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Exposing Adventism - Feasting on Meat in the Rockies

(Drum roll … I wish we could have Uncle Dan and Aunt Sue of “Your Story Hour" narrating this. Wouldn’t that be great! )

Ladies and Gentlemen. We have for your reading pleasure the intriguing story of “Feasting on Meat in the Rockies“.

I don’t want to steal any of the credit for Max Chugg’s great story, and so I will share with you some excerpts from it, and then you will want to read the rest of his story from the website link listed above.

On Sunday, September 14, 1873, James, Ellen and Willie White, with Mr. Walling, Sis. Hall and Bro. Glover left their homes for a camping trip in the Colorado mountains. In those horse and buggy days, it was a necessity to plan the trip well to ensure that transport and accommodation arrangements were adequate and that sufficient provisions were available for the duration of the trip.

The stock of provisions should have been particularly important to the group because of their special dietary needs. Mrs. White, their spiritual leader, had been extolling the need for vegetarianism for at least the previous decade, having previously written that “since the Lord presented before me, in June, 1863, the subject of meat eating in relation to health, I have left the use of meat."
On the day of their arrival at their destination it must have been apparent that the supply of provisions was almost exhausted, and an “emergency " situation was upon them. Because the good weather would not obstruct traveling, it would have been reasonable to expect that they would take immediate steps to obtain suitable provisions. Instead we discover that the group has brought along their hunting and fishing equipment.

In a short space of time, Brother Glover has caught a few fish, and also shot a duck, which was not eaten only because it was lost in the water. Why was it necessary to shoot the “unclean" duck when he already had “clean" fish?

As we are to discover, Willie has also planned for this “emergency", as he also has a gun, and demonstrates considerable skill in the art of hunting, something that is not usually learned overnight.
I do not preach one thing and practice another. I do not present to my hearers rules of life for them to follow while I make an exception in my own case…."
Above all things, we should not with our pens advocate positions that we do not put to a practical test in our own families, upon our own tables. This is a dissimulation, a species of hypocrisy."


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