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Saint Peter Tells you Not to Taste Dead Flesh! By Dr. Chapman Chen


In Clementine Homily VII, Saint Peter the Vegan Apostle tells you the Golden Rule:-  


The things which are well-pleasing to God are these: to pray to Him, to ask from Him, recognising that He is the giver of all things, and gives with discriminating law; to abstain from the table of devils, not to taste dead flesh, not to touch blood; to be washed from all pollution... (Clementine Hom. VII, Chapt. IV)


In other words, to eat animal flesh is to be sitting at the table of devils!


On the other hand, the following vegan message is often quoted and attributed to Peter in Clementine Homily VII, but actually it cannot be found there. I think it is likely to be a paraphrase and/or interpretation of the Golden Rule in the first paragraph.


The unnatural eating of flesh meats is as polluting as the heathen worship of devils, with its sacrifices and its impure feasts, through participation in it a man becomes a fellow eater with devils. (canot be found in Clementine Hom. VII) 


The Vegan Golden Rule in Clementine Homily VII corresponds to the A.D. 50 Apostolic decree for the Gentiles issued by the Jerusalem Council, which was led by James the Just, Peter and John:


Abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (Acts 15:20 KJV)




Source: Translated by Peter Peterson. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 8. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. <>.


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