Table of Contents:
A Southern contemporary remarks that commentators have been divided as to the question of flesh for the food of man, and some have even supposed that man was not originally made to eat or need flesh. Our contemporary thinks, however, that the question is settled by the following verse in Ninth Genesis: "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb, have I given you all things." We regard this decision as conclusive; but it does not seem to be concurred in at the markets of the Confederacy. Neither flesh nor green herb are permissible to the majority of the community, under their practice. There can be no question about either meat or turnip-tops, provided you can get them. If our contemporary will put the people in the way of making the experiment, they will discuss the question of what was originally intended for food — after dinner.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.