Gotta love mega-vegetarian Moby's take on a choice niblet from Sarah Palin's recent memoir (does the presidential hopeful always swipe lame T-shirt slogans for her writings - frightening!). Here it is from his blog:
"ok, so sarah palin is releasing a book. and it's filled with some insightful, thoughtful gems, like: 'here's my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?' -sarah palin.
"well, mrs. palin, let's look a bit more closely at what you've written. you believe that god intended for us to eat animals because they're made out of meat. ahem. i mean, i'm not a professional logician, but i can see that the extension of your logic might lead you to some places with which you might be uncomfortable. bear with me, ok?
"your logic sort of stands as:
"1 meat is good (due to the fact that you like it)
"2 animals are made out of meat (which is obvious, as meat is the stuff that surrounds their bones)
"3 thus eating animals is good (and divinely sanctioned).
"the problem, of course, being that other things are also made out of meat. like, well, people. and doggies and kitties. and cute little human babies. so if we follow your logic, mrs palin, you are actually suggesting that god intended for us to eat humans and dogs and cats and human babies, as these things are all technically made out of meat. i'm not even being swiftian, i'm just exposing sarah palin's thoughts to some simple logic. which might be problematic, as she is also the person who once talked about looking out her window and seeing vladimir putin staring back (although he's technically 8,000 miles away, unless he's recently moved to kamchatka). or perhaps they do things differently in the palin household, who knows. perhaps she really does think that we're intended to eat humans and kittens and babies, as god did make them (aka-us, in some cases) out of meat. i meah, let's be clear, she's a crazy sociopath, so anything is possible.