While eating my lunch today, it occurred to me that eating at McDonald's should register on my "sin meter" somewhere up there with pornography and drug abuse. It's abuse of my body, abuse of the animals, supporting a corporation that encourages slavery (the toys, wrappers, and boxes) and destruction of the environment (through CAFOs, cross-country shipping, and the excessive wrapping that becomes litter and landfill fodder) and ever-narrowing genetic selection of God's beautifully wrought plant and animal creations (every hamburger should not taste the same, and high fructose corn syrup is not a "real" food).
Sadly, lunch was a quarter pounder with cheese and french fried chased by a manky Dr. Pepper. I need to permanently make the shift in thinking that eating this food and supporting these practices are offenses against God, against Creation-with-a-capital-C, and against my own self. It is Destruction of the worst kind.
*hugs* I get it... I hate McD's too and for some reason this kid keeps insisting that I eat it. Filet o' Fish is a huge temptation for me right now... as I'm not thinking about one again. *sigh*ReplyDelete
I feel the same way about cheap plastic toys for my kids and my addiction to hot chocolate. I try to buy fair trade and organic when I can, but it's not always possible. As I chug the sweet, delicious cocoa sometimes I feel like I'm simply drinking guilt. If it weren't for dietary restrictions I bet McDonalds would be an issue for me too.ReplyDelete
We're all just trying to do our best to limit our consumption of these things. It's nearly impossible to eliminate them completely in our culture. Plus, you're pregnant so you should get a pass ;)