That's fine, people can be open to whatever they want, no one here is saying "if you eat meat you'll be killed or you'll die!"...bottom line is everything else outside of what this forum was intended FOR can be researched outside of this forum.Quote:
Originally Posted by keylime
But this site has a purpose that has been clearly outlined by the out-of-pocket-paying forum owner...what is so hard to comprehend or accept about that? Respect Alissa and what she intended for HER board, period!
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I don't even know why we're continuing to "argue" this point. This forum is for the SUPPORT OF the raw vegan/vegetarian diet. All else needs to be taken someplace else. The Rawplus board, as Sharon mentioned, amongst others.
Tell me something, would ANY of you have the gall to go to a cooked vegan, I mean downright vegan where they don't have anything to do with the explotation of animals at all; would you go there and bring up these discussions? Probably not and if you did, that would be VERY disrespectful and you'd probably be banned for it and with good reason because a vegan forum is very specific...it's not a cult, it's just serving a specific purpose for a group of like-minded individuals. Why is it that when it comes to a raw vegan/vegetarian board, people think they can and should be able to say whatever they want here and then when people get called out on it, we get accused of being too censoring or we get called a cult?
I also wanted to say that I'm getting a little irritated by the constant references to "dogma" and "cult" being insinuated around here lately due to this drama. Don't you folks realize that some people view the very fact that we're eating RAW, period, as being "strange", "weird", "too extreme"?! :rolleyes:
So, to call someone who is adamently vegan dogmatic or what have you, isn't fair. Everyone is zealous about something or other...working out, eating raw, being vegan, being raw paleo, being a Christian, being Wiccan, whatever it is.
One thing I do know for sure is this...Alissa Cohen formed a site for a specific purpose and she has the last say in all of this regarding what is allowed or not allowed on her forum...so, as I mentioned before, we'll see what she has to say about all of this once she returns home from England.