I didn't misIverstand what the I was saying, I Iverstood that the situation the I was speaking about had nothing to do with hunger, or having money in your pocket.
Before the I made your last Reasoning, I was going to ask the I about the situation the I mentioned:
Look, mi coulda change di story a little and seh, imagine once mi meet a foreigner in my land and mi do something good for him asking for nothing in return. Then one day mi a trod thru his land and him seh i must come to his house so he can return my kindness. And at his home, di only food him can offer mi is a little meat.
Now, does it matter if mi hungry or not, does it matter if mi have money ?
I wasn't going to ask about that exact situation, but the same kind of idea.
The I also said this,
Truth be told, mi a wonder if i African Idren would more readily overs this....mi cyaan seh for sure cah mi neva grow in anythin else but African household, but speaking for Africans mi know these tings are ingrained in our societies so wi learn dem from yung to di point where its natural to ini
This kind of culture the I is speaking about is not just in African society. In Serbian society the same kind of culture is present, and likely in many other societies. It is just that I wouldn't eat flesh for that, and if I went to Serbia and refused, I could see people taking my refusal personally.
One thing about eating flesh in those kinds of situations is that it opens up many possible instances where a person would feel obliged to eat flesh, and eating flesh is something that is so far from I that I couldn't eat it for that. I would not be happy about offending someone or hurting them by my refusal, but eating flesh is such a defilement to I that I couldn't bring I Irits into that. Some say that what you put in your mouth is not defilement, but what comes out is. For all who feel that way, I am not here to change their mind, but for I, whether it is in our out, it is defilement. Like I said, there is a Reason why I and I are not to eat flesh, and it is an Iritual Reason, and the importance of it in our Trod is higher than many realize.
In December I made a Reasoning about how I ate fish for about 6 months last year.
I didn't crave fish or any other kind of flesh even once for 14 years after I stopped eating flesh, so when I started to crave it, it was a strange thing for I. Even though so many RasTafarI people I know eat fish, I couldn't bring Iself to do it for more than a year after I senses were telling I that I was in need of nutrients that fish had to offer, some may say that I didn't need fish for that, but I know I senses enough to know when they are telling the truth. Like I have said before I never liked eating flesh growing up and it was a relief when I stopped eating it because eating flesh was something I always had to force Iself to do because I senses rejected it. It wasn't that I had any logical reasons why I didn't want to eat flesh, I just was so turned off by the taste and smell that I didn't want to eat it.
It has been 9 months since I stopped eating fish, and I haven't craved it even once since then. It has become almost the same as any other kind of flesh, I senses reject it like it did before.
The I thinks it is selfish to eat flesh to prevent death from starvation, but I don't see it like that. Humans are well capable and equipped to eat flesh and process it; the reason I don't eat flesh is not because I think that people shouldn't eat it, I just think that certain people are not meant to eat it, like the Nazarites. Should all cats just let themselves die and go extinct because they shouldn't eat flesh? Is it selfish of them to eat the flesh of a mouse or bird to survive? The balance of Creation includes the consumption of vegetation and/or flesh for many species of Creation. Should we stop eating even vegetation because it is selfish to sustain ourselves at the expense of vegetation? Your use of the word selfish is too broad and doesn't truly represent the meaning of the word.
I have Reasoned before that I sight I Life as One Life since I Creation. To I it is not only a disrespect to our ancestors, but is a disrespect to our Creator, Jah RasTafarI Haile Selassie I to let this gift of Life fade for unfruitful reasons. When I say unfruitful reasons I mean dying without usefulness, and in I mind, dying because I refuse to eat flesh is dying without usefulness. Sometimes a person must sacrifice their Life for the Good of others and this is a death for fruitful reasons because Good will come of it and seeds will be planted to grow.