of Christ than on His brilliant life. Perhaps this is one reason only ten percent of His liferecord appears in the canonical scriptures. Most of His first thirty years has been omitted.
Various "Translations" of the 6th Commandment
'Thou shalt not kill any living thing,' for life is given to all by God, and that which Godhas given, let not man taketh it away.
~Jesus, Gospel of the Holy Twelve,
(earliest known recorded words of Jesus)
"Thou shalt not kill."
Authorized version of King James
"You shall not murder." ~
New International Version
What is Veganism?
The following is an excerpt from
Joanne Stepaniak, M.S.Ed.
Simply stated, veganism is the conviction and practice of compassionate living. Veganism is a way of living whichexcludes all forms of exploitation and cruelty to the animal kingdom and includes reverence for all life.
By definition, a vegetarian is one whose diet consists of vegetables, fruits, grains, beans,nuts, and sometimes animal products such as eggs, milk, or cheese. A vegan is someonewho lives solely on the products of the plant kingdom without the addition of eggs, dairyor animal products.The term "vegetarian" refers only to what one eats and does not pertain to any other aspect of one's life. The impetus for becoming a vegetarian however, may be based onethical, religious, health, environmental, or economic concerns, or any combination of these.The motivation for becoming vegan however, is fundamentally rooted in a compelling setof ethical beliefs. Both total vegetarians and vegans abstain from eating all meat, fish, or fowl, as well as any other foods of animal origin such as butter, milk, yogurt, honey, eggs,gelatin, or lard, and any prepared foods containing these ingredients. But veganismencompasses far more than just diet.
The Vegan Society in England defines veganism as follows: "Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animalkingdom, and includes a reverence for life.
It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal