Over on Facebook, an old high school friend of mine who has gone on to make a career of religion (she's a minister) took me to task for saying that...
I prefer not to eat horse meat, because to me they're companion animals the same as dogs and cats, and that's part of the agreement we make with them - they give us emotional comfort and service, and we don't eat them. She claimed that cows (teams of oxen pull things) were in the the same category, and generally was (politely) attacking my stance.
I wasn't in the mood to get into that argument. I told her that you could make exceptions for everything - that's why we have Vegans - and I hadn't said she was evil for eating horsemeat, just that I couldn't, so why was she telling me my moral decisions are somehow wrong, just because they disagreed with hers?
Yes, it's a moral choice on my part. This is where I draw the line. Emphasis on my and I, not YOU EBIL THING HOW DARE YOU EAT DA PONIES?
Apparently, she didn't like my logic (it's not logic, it's a moral choice, you'd think a minister would understand the difference), and therefore felt it was okay to go on the offensive about that drawn line, and how it disagreed with hers.
I'm too goddamned busy for this.
- in which I am feeling somewhat annoyed....