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Is Jesus a vegetarian?

Asked by missunderstood (45points) May 16th, 2008

Me and my friend were having a disscussion about whether jesus was vegetarian or not? He ate fish and sheep right?

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monsoon's avatar

Pretty sure he ate fish—at least, he fed other people fish. I dunno about sheep.

But Buddha was a vegetarian, and Buddha and Jesus were like homies a few hundred years apart.

Take that for what it’s worth.

ezraglenn's avatar

Jesus isnt anything. He died.
I doubt vegetarianism was a popular choice in the desert at the time, also.

marinelife's avatar

There really is no way to know for sure, but a number of people have put together information from Biblical references and from the little history available form the time. He definitely ate meat only rarely. Here is the reference:

steelmarket's avatar

Jesus followed the strict dietary restrictions of Judaism. It is all spelled out in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, if you want to wade through it. Ask a practicing Jew today and they can tell you all about it.

ezraglenn's avatar

…I thought the reason we killed him was because he didn’t follow the rules.

susanc's avatar

I think he chose his battles. He had bigger fish to fry (get it?) than what to eat.

Jess's avatar

@ Monsoon – I think you hit it right on the head!

Yeah I’m pretty sure he ate fish since he dispensed it to others, but I’m betting he was mostly vegetarian. John the baptist (Jesus’s cousin) survived in the wild on honey and locusts…...although I guess eating a locust is still killing something….....

What I want to know is if he was swigging that wine!

monsoon's avatar

@jess, john the baptist was hardcore. the original badass.

gooch's avatar

Jesus was not a vegetarian he ate fish and red meat.

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