The Vegenesis Story – Vegan Thought for Food
1 In the veganning God created the heaven and the earth, and so on.
2 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
3 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
4 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
5 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
6 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
7 ¶ And God said, Let us make humans in our image, after our likeness: and let them be friends with the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and the cattle, and become one with all the earth, and with every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
8 So God created humans in his own image, in the image of God created he them; male and female created he them.
9 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and bless it: and be friends with the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and with every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
10 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
11 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
12 ¶ And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man and the woman whom he had formed.
13 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, and so on.
14 And the Lord God took the humans, and put them into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
15 And the Lord God commanded both Adam and Eve, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
16 But thou shall not kill, neither for food nor for sport and thou shalt not eat of the flesh of a dead animal: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die – and the purpose of my creation will be frustrated.
17 ¶ And the Lord God said, With this admonition, I know that it is not good that humans should be alone; I will make loyal and trusting friends for them.
18 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto the humans he had created in his own image to see what they would call them: and whatsoever humans called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
19 Each creature they called friend, and the Lord God was pleased.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And fruit and vegetables was not good enough for him. The serpent was greedy and wanted more. The serpent said unto Adam, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not kill the animals in the garden, for they are not for meat?
2 And Adam said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, to us it shall be for meat:
3 But we are not meant to kill any of the animals that God has created. God hath said, Ye shall not kill, neither shall ye desire to kill, lest ye shall die and the purpose of my creation be frustrated.
4 And the serpent said unto Adam, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know fully well that one cannot call the fruit of the trees of the garden meat. In the day ye kill animals, your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, both wise and strong, knowing good from evil. On that day, ye will taste the difference between what God has given you for meat and the true meat, which is the flesh of animals.
6 And Adam said to the serpent, In no way could I harm you or any of the other creatures that God has placed in the garden! Would you want me to kill you and eat you for meat?
7 The serpent replied, there is little, if no meat on me – it would serve no purpose to kill me, but see the pig, the cow, and the chicken, on them there is enough meat to feed both you, your wife and me.
8 Adam saw that those creatures were good for food, and that they were pleasant to the eyes like the serpent had said, and that killing them for meat would make both him and his wife strong and wise, so he took the pig, and the cow and the chicken and slaughtered them, and he did eat, and gave also unto his wife with him.
9 Now Eve was not pleased. She said, Adam, did God not tell us thou shall not kill, for if ye do, ye shall surely die?
10 Adam replied, but Eve, the serpent is right, the flesh of animals is also for food. I did not die and neither will you if you eat of this meat that I now have given you. It will make you both wise and strong, and it is pleasing both for the eyes and the taste of it is good. With the multitude of creatures that God has created and put into the garden for our good, one more or less will do no harm.
11 After some talking into, Eve gave in and did eat of the flesh of animals that Adam had presented her.
12 And the eyes of them both were opened, for the flesh of animals arose in them fleshly lust, which the fruits and the vegetables had yet not done, so they knew that they had been naked.
13 And they took the skins of the animals that Adam had killed and of them they made themselves aprons.
14 And they heard the voice of the Lord God, as they were walking in the garden, in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife went to hide themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
15 And the Lord God called unto Eve, and said unto her: Where goest thou?
16 And she said: I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I beheld that I was naked, and I hid myself.
17 And the Lord God said unto Eve, seeing the skins she was wearing about her loins: Who told thee thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the flesh of animals whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, if so thou shouldst surely die?
18 And the woman said: The man thou gavest me, and commandest that he should care for me, he gave me of the flesh of animals and I did eat.
19 And the Lord God said unto the man: What is this thing which thou hast done? Didst thou kill? And the man said: The serpent beguiled me, I took of the flesh of the animals that thou hast given me, and I did eat.
20 And the Lord God said unto the serpent: Because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and venom shall I put in your mouth to remind all the children of men that you once beguiled Adam and Eve;
21 And I will put enmity between thee and the humans, between thy seed and their seed; and they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise their heel.
22 Unto the woman, the Lord God said: I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children, to be reminded that life is precious and that to live it fully is not a given, and until you both seek back to the Garden of Eden, to a state of harmony with nature and with the creatures that I have given to you as friends, the man that I commanded to care for thee will continue to think that he should rule over thee, in the same way he thinks he is meant to rule over animals.
23 And unto Adam, the Lord God said: Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of the serpent, and hast eaten of the flesh of animals of which I commanded thee, saying—Thou shalt not kill, neither for food nor for sport, I will cast thee and the woman out of the Garden of Eden to protect my creation, and I shall put enmity between thee and the animals.
24 For they shall fear thee. Through their nostrils, when they smell thee, they will smell the death of the animals thou hast killed and eaten.
25 By the sweat of thy face shalt thou work to gain the trust of the animals that thou hast killed, every day of thy life, until thou shalt return unto the ground—for thou shalt surely die—for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou wast, and unto dust shalt thou return.
26 And Adam was angry at Eve for having admitted to God that he had indeed killed the animals the Lord God had given them as friends. On the other hand, the Lord God was pleased with Eve, who although she did listen to her husband and did eat of the flesh of animals, she did remind him of the commandment the Lord God had given them not to kill. Eve was her name, because she was the mother and also the friend of all living; for thus hast the Lord God called the first of all women, which are many.
27 And Adam knew fully well that he would be blamed by his children and the children of his children for having been thrown out of the Garden of Eden, thus he started telling his version of the Genesis story to any who would listen, and who would believe that it was the woman who had listened to the serpent, who had eaten of some forbidden fruit on a fictitious tree of knowledge between good and evil, and the more he told his story to any who would listen, the more he believed the story himself.
28 He even said that the Lord God made coats of animal skins to clothe them. The truth is that the Lord God taught Eve to make clothes out of cotton, while Adam continued to insist, in the cold and dreary world East of the Garden of Eden, that he would wear the skins of the animals he had killed – as a sign of things to come.
29 But would the Lord God, who is vegan, kill animals to clothe Adam and Eve? Only Adam, with the help of the guile he learned from the serpent would come up with such a story, for the Lord God is pleased with life in abundance on earth, and He desireth for all men and women that they become friends with the animals and that they become one with the Creation that He made for them.
30 But until that blessed day, Adam will continue to kill unabatedly, and Eve, complicit to the murders that Adam commits, will forget that life is precious and that to live it fully is not a given. So with the birth of every human child, the Lord God will remind all Adams and Eves on earth that life is indeed precious, and that the Lord God’s Creation is fragile. In the meridian of times, He will send His own Son to teach unto man that same lesson, that the Lord God is a nonviolent God, for that is the nature of God, for He is pleased with life in abundance on the earth.
31 And in the last days, the Lord God will free the pig, the cow and the chicken who remaineth subjugated to humans, because the Lord God knoweth that humans have yet not ceased to call the flesh of animals for meat according to the guile of the serpent.
32 And the serpent, well, the serpent, will be hiding, lurking behind a tree or under a stone employing the venom in his mouth to put asleep animals that he seeketh for food, the same way he first beguiled Adam who hast yet not awoken from his deep slumber under the tree, until the day when the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and then dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
33 For they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.