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Hello from Sweden!

Post by PPP » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:37 pm

Hi everyone :D

I got introduced to the YouTube channel through other vegan and/or atheist videos and liked what I saw. You go a long way with rational arguments, a civil tone and crisp presentations. I kind of like the anonymity of the videos too, sort of like Batman being a symbol or collections of opinions instead of a specific person. Was this taken into consideration when you started making videos? I mean did you go for 'symbol' (in a loose sense here) intentionally to focus on the actual arguments? (Compared to some of the YouTubers you have "taken on" in Versus that are clearly persons.)

Beliefs: I was born into a secular family who praises knowledge and the search for it so for me to actually choose a religion is a stretch not to say almost impossible at this point. I do find stories of all sorts to be fascinating and the source for many lessons about humans. Religion was one of my favorite subjects in school and I am very interested in knowing more about all belief systems and cultures. With this said, I often find it a bit depressing for the human race to still even argue if these fairy tales are to be taken seriously or not.

Veganism: I've been vegan for 1,5 years and never looked back. My brother had been vegan for more than five years and I would discuss it with him from time to time. In my life up to that point (especially the later years) I felt there was a dissonance between my morals and my lifestyle. One day an ad with the Paul McCartney narrated Glass Walls came onto my computer screen and I didn't click away... I had reached a point where I was out of excuses not to go vegan and when the message that: it's just a choice, was driven home I made my decision. For me the ethical aspect is more than enough to never even consider to go back. I have often used the abolition of slavery as an example when faced with questions like: "Don't you miss the taste of sausages?" Sure, it was probably more comfortable to let someone else clean your shoes but people nowadays never consider introducing slavery again for that reason, or similar ones. It's not right on any level, therefore we should not do it and I will lead by example.

Life style choices: I don't use honey as I don't think it is vegan. I still use my old things that may contain animal parts but substitute them as soon I can. My partner since three years is an omnivore and she/we have a pet cat. We are in agreement that when it passes, the only "replacement" (IF any) would be an animal in need of rescuing from a shelter.
I am for love, peace and free information flows.

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PPP

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Post by Red » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:07 pm

Hey there PPP! Has your family ever been against your Veganism, and your atheism? Is anyone else in your family an atheist? Have you ever considered making your partner a vegan? And where did you get the letters PPP? Anyways, I'm intrigued with future posts from you!
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Post by Twizelby » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:54 pm

Hey PPP welcome to the Forum!

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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:23 pm

Hi PPP, welcome to the forum. Its great to have you here
Do you find the forum to be quiet and inactive?
- Do your part by engaging in new and old topics
- Don't wait for others to start NEW topics, post one yourself
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:10 am

Hi PPP, welcome!

Is your cat male or female? Do you feed him/her freegan?

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Post by Jebus » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:08 am

Hi PPP,

Welcome to the forum. I am also Swedish although I left the land of the vikings 25 years ago.
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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Post by PPP » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Thanks for the welcome everybody.

@jebus: well then, hej på dig! :)

@brimstoneSalad: Female. Actually no I hadn't really thought about it :oops: A quick search gave me some mixed results in availability and whether it is healthy for the cat or not. Any thoughts? Have you/do you have a cat?
RedAppleGP wrote:Hey there PPP! Has your family ever been against your Veganism, and your atheism? Is anyone else in your family an atheist?
Not my immediate family, thankfully. Regarding being vegan I get some grief from relatives but atheism is for the most part what is expected here. My entire family are atheists.
RedAppleGP wrote: Have you ever considered making your partner a vegan?
Yes, all the time. See my post about converting people who have no excuses.. Her diet is mostly vegetarian and she is totally for my choice so hopefully in time she'll come around.
RedAppleGP wrote:And where did you get the letters PPP? Anyways, I'm intrigued with future posts from you!
It is part of my name, I like three and it can with some imagination be pronounced as *peace* :) Thank you.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:35 am

PPP wrote: @brimstoneSalad: Female. Actually no I hadn't really thought about it :oops: A quick search gave me some mixed results in availability and whether it is healthy for the cat or not. Any thoughts? Have you/do you have a cat?
Females are easy to even feed vegan.

Males have urinary problems, and need a more "acidic" diet, so they usually need to eat a little meat, which can be freegan meat- that is, meat that is expired and unsuitable for humans (cats can deal with expired meat), from a dumpster, or cuts from a butcher which nobody wants: just go to your local butcher, explaining the situation (make it sound like a religious thing so he doesn't think you're judging meat as immoral) and ask nicely.

Or... eh, go for long walks, and pick up dead animals when you find them? The city usually scoops up roadkill and burns it.

But females can be fed vegan easily. They just need a couple supplements.

You can learn, and buy, everything you need here: http://vegancats.com/

You usually have to change the food gradually, they have tips there too.

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Post by PPP » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Okay, thanks for the info.

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