Obligatory New Year’s Post

Welcome to 2010!

It’s already January 2nd, so I’m a little late with my New Year’s post, but better late than never!

I’ve never been the type for making new year’s resolutions, and when I have I usually forget what they were by January 3rd, so I don’t know why I bother. But there’s been something I’ve been meaning to do, and I’ve been waffling on it for the past 3 or 4 months, so I decided to jump right in and to make it my new year’s resolution.

I’m quitting meat. I love it, but I believe it’s unethical to kill animals for my own enjoyment, so I’m not going to eat it anymore. When I was a Christian I had the whole mentality that God put animals on earth to serve humans, so I had no qualms about eating meat.

My goal in life now is to determine my ethics and values based on reason and evidence, so since I can no longer justify eating meat, it’s about time to stop.

If you have any yummy veg recipes, send them my way!

I don’t want this post to be all about me, so here are some New Year’s posts I enjoyed reading:

Steven Novella looks at some of the biggest issues in skepticism over the last decade.

Skeptic North reflects on 2009 and their first few months of skeptical blogging.

Phil Plait gives us the skinny on how we define a decade, and why 2010 really is the beginning of the next decade.

Amanda at Opinions of a Wolf talks about why New Year’s is her favourite holiday, and I have to agree!

Richard Wiseman arranges what summarized 2009 for men and women in the form of word clouds.

3 Responses to “Obligatory New Year’s Post”

  1. 1 wolfshowl January 4, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for the link mention! Glad you like New Years too 🙂

  2. 2 wolfshowl January 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Oh ps congrats on going veg! I’ve been veg for 3 years, and it’s great. Just takes a bit of relearning what constitutes a meal and what to cook. Try not to let processed fake meats just replace real meat in your diet. Be sure to learn dishes that are revolve around the plants. They’re delicious and healthier.

  3. 3 EnlightningLinZ January 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Thanks! Yeah I can’t stand the fake meats so I probably won’t use those often. I’ll at least have to forget what real meat tastes like before I resort to using them. I’ll stick to beans and eggs for my proteins for now!

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