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Indian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the i-don't-eat-greens,-food-eats-greens dept.

Education 409

another random user writes with bad news from the BBC for anybody who enjoys a hamburger now and again: "Meat-eaters 'easily cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes,' according to a controversial school textbook available in India. New Healthway, a book on hygiene and health aimed at 11 and 12 year-olds, is printed by one of India's leading publishers. 'This is poisonous for children,' Janaki Rajan of the Faculty of Education at Jamia Millia University in Delhi told the BBC. 'The government has the power to take action, but they are washing their hands of it,' she said. 'The strongest argument that meat is not essential food is the fact that the Creator of this Universe did not include meat in the original diet for Adam and Eve. He gave them fruits, nuts and vegetables,' reads a chapter entitled Do We Need Flesh Food? The chapter details the 'benefits' of a vegetarian diet and goes on to list 'some of the characteristics' found among non-vegetarians. 'They easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes,' it says."

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PETA agrees! (5, Insightful)

Spy Handler (822350) | about 2 years ago | (#42007541)

except for the God and Adam and Eve part.. they don't believe in that shit

It's a typesetting error. (5, Funny)

msauve (701917) | about 2 years ago | (#42007695)

'They easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes,' it says.

That was supposed to go in the section on politicians.

Re:PETA agrees! (1)

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) | about 2 years ago | (#42007803)

Neither do most Indians, oddly enough.

Re:PETA agrees! (3, Informative)

Millennium (2451) | about 2 years ago | (#42008101)

About 15%, though, if you count both Muslims (some 13%) and Christians (about 2%). That still means most don't, by far, but more do than one might think.

Re:PETA agrees! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008651)

Yeah, isn't it odd how Muslims, Jews, and Christians all follow the old testament, yet they still can't get along.

Re:PETA agrees! (4, Funny)

sortius_nod (1080919) | about 2 years ago | (#42007859)

Really, am I going to have to be the one who Godwins this article?

Hitler regarded himself as a vegetarian...

Re:PETA agrees! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008343)

Really, am I going to have to be the one who Godwins this article?

Hitler regarded himself as a vegetarian...

So does fellow meat eater Baroness Warsi.

Re:PETA agrees! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007935)

except for the God and Adam and Eve part.. they don't believe in that shit

So no different than any other adult that stops believing in fairy tales and that imaginary friends are real. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, I guess.

India (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007549)

sirs

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include please hate for meat eaters

please give words quickly

thank you

Re:India (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007647)

Please to be not including definite or indefinite articles. I am wishing to appear to be ignorant and uninformed.

Re:India (3, Funny)

craigminah (1885846) | about 2 years ago | (#42007867)

All your base are belong to us.

Re:India (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007905)

WHOOSH

Sounds like American textbooks (5, Insightful)

MrEricSir (398214) | about 2 years ago | (#42007553)

Next time an American school demands their textbooks "teach the controversy" of intelligent design or some other bullshit, we should show them this Indian textbook as an example of how doctoring our textbooks is making us look to the rest of the world.

Re:Sounds like American textbooks (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008145)

How about the Virgina textbooks where blacks get to score less and still pass and Asians have to score higher to pass. Or college entrances were being an unqualified minority gets you in over a qualified white so that we waste money on people who shouldn't be there paid for by people who were denied access and should have been there.

I think US public education has already surpassed anything another country can do.

Re:Sounds like American textbooks (0, Troll)

MrEricSir (398214) | about 2 years ago | (#42008593)

Or how about a website where people post comments where they intentionally misinterpret how affirmative action works to justify their racism?

MMMMMMMM (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007561)

This is a delicious CARNE ASADA burrito I'm eating right now...

Re:MMMMMMMM (5, Funny)

MrEricSir (398214) | about 2 years ago | (#42007625)

According to this Indian textbook I just read, you must have stolen that burrito and now you're lying about how good it tastes.

Re:MMMMMMMM (2, Interesting)

craigminah (1885846) | about 2 years ago | (#42007903)

Is that before or after he cheats on his wife with that burrito? We'd all be vegetarians if meat wasn't so tasty. I understand India's population is a tad high and a vegetarian diet would make it easier to feed everyone, but blatantly lying to children won't gain any confidence with the government. They need to level with people and explain the benefits of not eating meat if that's their goal.

Re:MMMMMMMM (4, Funny)

Smallpond (221300) | about 2 years ago | (#42008039)

Of course they're a tad high. Some of the best shit in the world comes from India. Oh. You mean ... never mind..

Re:MMMMMMMM (2)

wierd_w (1375923) | about 2 years ago | (#42008207)

No, according to the article, the "carne asada burrito" he is "eating" is actually a euphamism for a depraved sex act!

True... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007575)

that.

Edit needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007583)

Some meat-eaters easily cheat, lie...

Re:Edit needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007779)

Some meat-eaters easily cheat, lie...

Some meat-eaters easily cheat, lie...

Whereas all vegetarians easily cheat, lie?

Re:Edit needed (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008483)

He didn't say that. You may be my idiot presumptuous wife posting from her cunt phone as she drives me car drunk like a cunt.

Re:Edit needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008315)

Humans easily cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes.

FTFY

Re:Edit needed (2)

OrangeTide (124937) | about 2 years ago | (#42008573)

Meat Eaters are not human!

They lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007597)

Unfortunately vegetarians do all of the same, only easier and more frequently.
Clearly the Creator omitted meat because he knew Adam and Eve would soon be sinners.

Re:They lie (2)

interval1066 (668936) | about 2 years ago | (#42007871)

Hitler was a pretty notorious vegan. I wonder if the Indian books mention him much. GODWIN!!!

Re:They lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008209)

Nope, it's an exception to the rule if you are making a factual historical observation.

Your self-Godwin has been disallowed.

Re:They lie (1)

hawkinspeter (831501) | about 2 years ago | (#42008647)

There's some question as to whether he was really vegetarian or not. It might have been partly propaganda and in reality he occasionally ate meat, but I don't know for sure.

However, characterising people by their diet choices is a curious way of dividing up the population. It would make more sense to split people up according to their professions; do politicians, estate agents and salesmen lie more than everyone else?

I practise a pescetarian diet myself, but that doesn't make me any different to a carnivore or a vegan or any other type of diet.

Re:They lie (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008495)

Unfortunately vegetarians do all of the same, only easier and more frequently.

Yes, because turning it around is completely logical.

To much convenient (2)

TheDarkMaster (1292526) | about 2 years ago | (#42007613)

In a country where meat is more or less luxury, is convenient to make the people believe that meat is bad.

Re:To much convenient (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007833)

As an Indian, living there - I can tell you in India, the lower and poor people are the ones who eat meat - there's no big demand for it, and, thus, the prices are below what vegetables cost!

Re:To much convenient (2)

interval1066 (668936) | about 2 years ago | (#42007909)

...thus, the prices are below what vegetables cost!

Aren't the prices for EVERYTHING below what they cost in India? Its a little like Europe's Mexico as far as I can tell.

Re:To much convenient (1)

BluBrick (1924) | about 2 years ago | (#42008055)

Europe's Mexico? You are kidding, aren't you?

Re:To much convenient (1)

interval1066 (668936) | about 2 years ago | (#42008071)

Overstated for obviousness.

Re:To much convenient (1)

tmosley (996283) | about 2 years ago | (#42008339)

Ok, fine, they're America's Mexico.

Re:To much convenient (2)

tonyx12 (926628) | about 2 years ago | (#42008331)

well this inst true, chicken, and most fish cost almost as much as in the US averaging $1-$2 a pound. Processed meat like bacon, sausages, ham which I ate a lot of....twice or thrice that much, due to a lack of quality Factories & workers for these

Re:To much convenient (1)

tonyx12 (926628) | about 2 years ago | (#42008361)

well of course I'm lying too!!!

Re:To much convenient (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007865)

I guess some of us Canadian are beginning to believe that too given that recent huge beef recall that got expanded multiple time.

Re:To much convenient (1)

Slugster (635830) | about 2 years ago | (#42007885)

In another chapter, the same book says that "Flush toilet users easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes". ;)

Re:To much convenient (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008525)

I guess you needed a hyphen for that to make sense, asshole. But I figured it out after a couple of reads.

PS: I'm just trollin' and don't want you to think I am really calling you an asshole in a way that matters. I just saw your smiley.

Seriously? (0)

Noir Angellus (2740421) | about 2 years ago | (#42007617)

and they still can't understand why so many westerners won't take them seriously as engineers, scientists or doctors.

Re:Seriously? (3, Insightful)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 2 years ago | (#42008151)

It all depends. When I was in grad school, my research group would do presentations over research papers once a week, with each of us picking a paper that sounded interesting and presenting it to the others on a round robin basis. Most of the time, we were pretty safe in selecting a pool of maybe 10 candidate papers by pulling ones with interesting titles and abstracts. From there, you'd read the intros and conclusions of each to get a good idea of what sort of material they'd cover, then you'd announce which one you were presenting, read through it completely, and put together your presentation.

But there was this one paper that burned me bad. It had a solid intro and solid conclusion with claims of having had great results, so, since I was a trusting sort, I announced my intention to present the paper. Only then did I see that the methodology they had claimed in their intro and conclusion was not the methodology that they had actually followed in their experiments, nor were their results nearly as impressive as they had led the reader to believe. Their claims in the intro and conclusion were on par with, "and so we have definitively found the cure for leukemia," while their middle consisted of something on par with, "we took a biopsy and determined that cancer does indeed exist." And it was supposedly written by two professors at an Indian university (a PhD and a Masters) and another PhD.

That said, a number of my friends in grad school were Indian students, many of whom put me to shame with their intelligence and talent. I also met my share of Indian students in grad school who made me look like a genius as they clearly struggled to keep up with even the simplest of material. But I could say the same for Chinese students, Korean students, and American students who were in my classes as well, some of whom were smarter than me and some of whom were definitely not.

Long story short, I would agree that India needs to do a better job of improving various standards and expectations as it develops further, but to dismiss them entirely is unfair and uncalled for. As with any major nation, there are plenty of people there, some of whom are wonderful, talented, and a pleasure to work with, while there are others of who really are a shame to their country.

Re:Seriously? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008555)

many of whom put me to shame with their intelligence and talent.

I believe you mean that they put you to shame with their ability to memorize information.

Statistically acurate... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007621)

And still the meat-eaters argue.

Re:Statistically acurate... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008267)

I guess if you factor in all those vegitarians that sneek an occasional bite of chicken or fish as liers and discount all the sex-selective abortions in india as not sex-crimes, that might make it statistically true...

It's true. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007637)

But what it doesn't say is that vegetarians do too.

Not untrue.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007661)

Nothing they say is untrue. Of course the exact same could be said for Vegitarians, Vegans and any other group of people identified soley by their diet choices.

Re:Not untrue.... (1)

AvitarX (172628) | about 2 years ago | (#42007843)

I'd say any group of people larger than a couple dozen, with pretty much any qualifiers.

Of course, so do vegetarians... (3, Funny)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | about 2 years ago | (#42007685)

and don't even get me started on Breatharians.....

Re:Of course, so do vegetarians... (2)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 2 years ago | (#42007925)

I had always heard that engaging in non-Breatharian activity was a form of sexual deviancy.

Of course, having held my breath now for several minutes, I speech measure you I that feeeeeel greaaaaaat annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddddd

just wait for help desk India to come to the meat (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#42007705)

just wait for help desk India to come to the meat packing plat.

Meat eaters lie and commit sex crimes? (2)

Ralph Spoilsport (673134) | about 2 years ago | (#42007739)

I want to touch you - you're leading me on - I know it.

Re:Meat eaters lie and commit sex crimes? (1)

DaveAtFraud (460127) | about 2 years ago | (#42008143)

Dang. I eat meat at almost evey meal. Now I know that I've been missing out on something besides dessert.

Cheers,
Dave

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007771)

look out world, its friday night and i just had me a T-bone steak!

Adam & Eve? (1)

Zibodiz (2160038) | about 2 years ago | (#42007801)

Since when do Christians, Jews or Muslims abstain from meat? Or teach that meat makes you wicked? Hindus and Buddhists don't believe in Adam & Eve. I'd really like to know who is backing this textbook.

Re:Adam & Eve? (1)

CRCulver (715279) | about 2 years ago | (#42007875)

Since when do Christians, Jews or Muslims abstain from meat? Or teach that meat makes you wicked?

Until fairly recently, fasting rules for Christians in the East and West had them abstaining from meat and dairy for about half the year altogether. Western Christians have mainly lost that tradition, but the East maintains it in principle. And monastics (at least in the East) don't ever eat meat at all, pointing to patristic literature that credits meat with stirring up passions. While it is true that historical Christianity believes that eating meat is not immoral or ritually impure, it is not necessary desirable.

Re:Adam & Eve? (1)

AvitarX (172628) | about 2 years ago | (#42007877)

I pretty much assumed it was targeted for Goa.

I'm curious if they're Christianity typically abstains from meat, or another religion is trying to bring them in line (the second sounds likely if 'meat' is being used to mean beef (as is the case with older French for example)).

Re:Adam & Eve? (1)

CRCulver (715279) | about 2 years ago | (#42008021)

And as an addendum to my last post, I should mention that Christianity that came to the Subcontinent early on took on many Hindu customs, such as the caste system. I wouldn't be surprised if there were restrictions against meat-eating among some of the Syrians there.

Re:Adam & Eve? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008053)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_vegetarianism

Believe it or not, this is not unprecedented or in a vacuum.

I can't think of anything either (2, Insightful)

mt1955 (698912) | about 2 years ago | (#42007805)

What has ever caused more human suffering than religion?

Re:I can't think of anything either (1)

AvitarX (172628) | about 2 years ago | (#42007895)

Non-religious ideology followed as dogma?

Re:I can't think of anything either (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008631)

No, Atheists don't have a religion, therefore there beliefs are automatically correct because of the fact that they do not believe anything exists that they cannot see or measure indirectly. So it is impossible for a "non-religious ideology" to be "followed as dogma". Only a religious ideology based on the belief that things exist that cannot be seen or measured can be "followed as dogma".

Someone really should document these principles into some sort of official guide or book for Atheists. Not really meant for the Atheist, but rather to explain to non-Atheists what is fact and what is fiction. It could also be used as a teaching tool in our rational schools as an example of why concepts such as "intelligent design" should not be discussed in our modern schools.

Re:I can't think of anything either (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008045)

Spam?

Re:I can't think of anything either (0)

kesuki (321456) | about 2 years ago | (#42008385)

What has ever caused more human suffering than religion?

human procreation. if children were never born they never had to suffer. as an aside religon often promotes the women to produce many children and teach them to suffer. so in a way it's all religons fault that children are born. did you see what i did there?

Romney... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007815)

Mitt Romney must eat be eating horse and elephant daily.

Re:Romney... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008239)

No, no... he's strictly bull.

I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007825)

I chose to do this two years ago after reading a 20 year investigative study on slaughterhouses, factory farms, FDA, etc. (the book is called Slaughterhouse) and after watching the documentary called "Earthlings". I'm not interested in finding "humane farmers", I chose to go vegetarian. People told me that I'd have pale skin, would be sick all the time, low energy, wouldn't have enough this or that, etc. What happened? For the first time in my life I haven't had seasonal allergies, a cold, a flu or been sick since changing my diet. Also for years I had skin problems around my nose, and two doctors told me to wear sunscreen and moisturizing cream to fix it. I didn't do either, I just changed my diet and the skin returned to normal. I've maintained my weight and on most days have high energy levels. I don't credit my previous health problems to meat, I credit it to not eating healthy. When I became a vegetarian I had to learn to cook again (new recipes) and focused on a healthier diet. So, my point is that there is nothing wrong with a vegetarian diet. If you study nutrition and make sure you get everything your body needs, you can live a totally healthy normal life.

I don't expect others to eat differently while dining with me, and don't try to convert them to be a vegetarian. Meat eaters shouldn't try to convince us to go back to eating meat either.

And yes the Indian textbook from the article is poison for the mind. Pure propaganda. Not unlike American mainstream media/Ministry of Truth.

Re:I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007985)

You're eventually going to develop an iron, calcium and B12 deficiency. Iron deficiency can lead to blood anemia, stomach ulcers, vomiting, and nausea. Calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. And, lack of sufficient B12 / B-complex can eventually lead to death. You can take pills but they're never as effective or retentive as the real thing. What you really should do is on rare occasion break your diet, everything in moderation.

Re:I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008225)

Or add milk and milk products to your diet (I am vegetarian, sue me). Also add dates and nuts to your diet.

Also men don't have Iron problems (2)

rsilvergun (571051) | about 2 years ago | (#42008323)

because they don't bleed. Seriously. I asked my local health food guru if I should take an Iron supplement, and she looked at me like I had lobsters coming out of my ears. As for Women, just about all bread is fortified, and if all else fails take a supplement.

Most vegetarians and vegans that see huge health gains though aren't seeing them because of meat, they're seeing them because going vegetarian forces them to clean up their diet. It's the same reason the Akin's diet works. You cut out a tonne of junk food. In Vegan's case it's usually fast food. That's literally why I went vegetarian -> It' keeps me away from Fast Food hamburgers, which I can eat and eat and eat.

Re:Also men don't have Iron problems (5, Insightful)

BradleyUffner (103496) | about 2 years ago | (#42008405)

You cut out a tonne of junk food. In Vegan's case it's usually fast food. That's literally why I went vegetarian -> It' keeps me away from Fast Food hamburgers, which I can eat and eat and eat.

You know what else keeps you from eating fast food burgers, yet still allows you to eat meat? Not going to fast food restaurants.

Slaughterhouse attendant (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008459)

Problem is, do you know where those vitamins vegetarians have to eat (be it in bread or pill form) come from? Hint: They don't throw all the cow blood away.

Re:I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan (1)

stephanruby (542433) | about 2 years ago | (#42008373)

I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan...

I'm glad you're no longer a liar and a sex criminal.

Re:I am a vegetarian, mostly vegan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008533)

So, my point is that there is nothing wrong with a vegetarian diet. If you study nutrition and make sure you get everything your body needs, you can live a totally healthy normal life.

The problem is vegetarians, like the average person, seldom do that. Almost every vegetarian I've known of has become mentally unhinged because of their unhealthy diet. They cut out meat and don't substitute what they're missing out on because they view the absence of meat as automatically being a healthy diet in itself.

Despite all the carry on about iron the lack of omega 3 is probably the single biggest problem.

Since this is in India (1)

skipkent (1510) | about 2 years ago | (#42007837)

since this is in india, they probably mean "muslims"

States Needs (0, Troll)

fermion (181285) | about 2 years ago | (#42007839)

In Texas the legislature may just put into law that Critical thinking is bad because it makes children disobey their parents.

For years we were told that milk would make us strong. Milk is still served as the sole diary, even though many kids are intolerant of it. For a time yogurt was served instead of milk. Cheese is also good, but children are taught processed cheese is just like real cheese.

There is a fight against distinguishing the various forms of sugars, but children are taught that animal protein is superior to vegetable protien, and that a McDonalds hambuger is a superior meal to quinoe pilaf, or that the cheap sausage that so many kids eat is superior to a bowl of oatmeal with an egg.

Even worse, schools and the media hardly every talk about the difference between a complex and simple carbohydrate. Most will equate eating candy with eating a whole grain. Somehow a baked potato is inferior to a barbqued ribs with the sauce full of simple carbohydrate.

I am sure this is going to make all those indignant meat eaters faint from the nerve of those people who disagree with them, but get over it. Not everyone believes that meat is neccesary, and much of the world is very healthy with minimum or no meat. Not all economies are built on selling junk to kids. Some economies fund health care fully, so there is no advantage to making people sick so that MBAs can get rich by taking a cut of inflated health care costs.

And all countries tell little white lies to push people in the direction they want them to go. Like kissing causes pregnancy. Or condoms don't protect against STDs. Or meat is needed to be healthy. Or eating the occasional junk, or smoking, or anyother of silly things, is going to cause no harm.

Re:States Needs (1)

hduff (570443) | about 2 years ago | (#42008073)

much of the world is very healthy with minimum or no meat. Not all economies are built on selling junk to kids.

Those are two very different things, but you imply that meat and junk food are equivalent. You also imply that bigotry against an idea (like eating meat) is the equivalent of a 'little white lie" and that lying to children is OK.

You know how I know you're an idiot?

Re:States Needs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008289)

"I am sure this is going to make all those indignant meat eaters faint from the nerve of those people who disagree with them, but get over it."

The fact that some people support a vegetarian lifestyle doesn't make me want to faint. But your mind-numbingly absurd conclusion comes pretty close.

If you need to deceive your children in ways that urge them towards hateful stereotypes and discrimination, then you're a menace to the concept of education. If you think your population is so helplessly ignorant that they can't function properly, be healthy or stop breeding without calculated bogeyman stories... either you're right and you live in a country of morons or you're wrong and bear a great deal of contempt for those you're allegedly trying to teach; either way, you've got bigger problems than meat. If you think the appropriate method of getting a population to follow your personal moral framework is to fearmonger and indoctrinate them as children with nonsense.... well, that makes you religious. But that's not a compliment.

And if you think telling children kissing causes pregnancy or eating meat causes sex crimes is nothing more than a "white lie" on par with Santa Clause's naughty and nice list.... I hope you never procreate.

Re:States Needs (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008313)

And there's nothing wrong with wild game meat (deer for example). The issue is with the over crowded farm raised meats that are fattened up.
Same could be said about genetically engineer plants

Re:States Needs (1)

kamapuaa (555446) | about 2 years ago | (#42008321)

For years we were told that milk would make us strong. Milk is still served as the sole diary, even though many kids are intolerant of it.
Very few white kids are intolerant of milk. Even in China most kids drink milk.

but children are taught that animal protein is superior to vegetable protien
This is absolutely true. Most vegetable proteins are incomplete, and none of them are in the proportions the body wants. The protein from meat, milk, and eggs, is far superior.

McDonalds hambuger is a superior meal to quinoe pilaf
I'd love to see state literature comparing a McDonald's hamburger to quinoa pilaf and then recommending the hamburger. Anyway, meat + bread is fine. The fries and the soda are the larger problem.

Somehow a baked potato is inferior to a barbqued ribs with the sauce full of simple carbohydrate.
A potato has less of the fat & protein necessary to good health. It isn't exactly rich in vitamins. Of course it depends on overall diet, but personally I would much rather have the meat.

much of the world is very healthy with minimum or no meat.
India? Lifespan there is short and everybody dies of heart problems.

Re:States Needs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008515)

resistance is futile.

matthew 14:19 mark 1:17

Re:States Needs (1)

slew (2918) | about 2 years ago | (#42008561)

And all countries tell little white lies to push people in the direction they want them to go.

That's why it's sooo important to not have any information contrary to the government doctrines available to the people. Can't have the people be unhappy about the direction they are herded...

Like kissing causes pregnancy.

Yes, in the same way that eating meat causes global warming.

Or condoms don't protect against STDs.

Although condoms are pretty good against AIDS and gonorrhea, they are apparently not very good at stopping HPV and herpes (which can be fairly easily contracted by skin-to-skin or skin-to-genital contact). Of course something is better than nothing, but apparently this is not a well known fut but of course we don't want to scare the people so better to tell the white lie [sfgate.com] to people that condoms protect you against STDs, so we can all feel empowered.

Or meat is needed to be healthy.

Although a proper sources of B12 and protein are. If you don't have good access to good sources of them (say if you are poor in a 3rd world country), it is likely that the only affordable access to these essential nutrients needed to be healthy is meat.

Or eating the occasional junk, or smoking, or anyother of silly things, is going to cause no harm.

I think you meant that it causes irreparable harm. Just like eating a some meat causes irreparable harm to you and the environment.

Non-veg (3, Interesting)

gQuigs (913879) | about 2 years ago | (#42007855)

I was about to go on a rant about how they wouldn't even be called meat eaters in India. But it's right there in the summary. Non-vegetarians.
Meat is usually called non-veg in India or at least the small parts of it that I have lived in.

Jeremiah 8:8 (1)

warewolfsmith (196722) | about 2 years ago | (#42007899)

'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie. Nuff Said.....

Godwin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007901)

Say, wasn't Hitler a vegetarian? Well, I guess he wasn't known for telling bad words at least.

According to the textbook... (1)

Sique (173459) | about 2 years ago | (#42007969)

... the textbook was written by a meat eater.

Logical fallacy (1)

uglydog (944971) | about 2 years ago | (#42007979)

Correlation is not causation!

Don't care. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42007987)

I like steak, burgers, chicken, and bacon.

The best thing about meat eaters over veggies is.... They don't spend a portion of their life TELLING PEOPLE WHAT THEY SHOULD BE EATING!

Bad like the religious nuts...

Bad textbook writers (1)

hduff (570443) | about 2 years ago | (#42008015)

Textbook writers easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes.

Bad textbook writers.

Lies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42008093)

What rubbish. I love meat and my crimes have nothing to do with sex...

Not if you're in India (1)

aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) | about 2 years ago | (#42008117)

"another random user writes with bad news from the BBC for anybody who enjoys a hamburger now and again:" Read "McDonald's opens vegetarian-only restaurant" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19479013) and be enlightened! Seriously, the vegetarians that get "preachy" against the evils of meat-eating are either zealots or the culinary equivalent of ex-smokers. Many people would probably class me as a vegetarian, even if I eat eggs and cheese. I also don't mind eating bacan-flavored junk food. It's simply not worth it to be fussy about somebody trying to poison me by sneaking in that milligram of lard.

This is good news (1)

drwho (4190) | about 2 years ago | (#42008213)

Because it means that the US hasn't cornered the market on stupidity, or even the market slice of telling lies in school textbooks.

Textbook obviously written by meat-eaters! (2)

Kaz Kylheku (1484) | about 2 years ago | (#42008235)

Who else would lie like that?

You are a KNAVE... (1)

Dogbertius (1333565) | about 2 years ago | (#42008425)

Who else would lie like that?

... and I am a KNIGHT.

Knights never lie, and knaves always lie!

And Hitler was a... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#42008317)

...oh never mind.

Your Sacred Cow ... (4, Funny)

srobert (4099) | about 2 years ago | (#42008365)

... is my hamburger.

a good hand-washing moment (1)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#42008643)

"This is poisonous for children," Janaki Rajan of the Faculty of Education at Jamia Millia University in Delhi told the BBC.

"The government has the power to take action, but they are washing their hands of it," she said.

And that's the appropriate solution. Instead of getting upset that there's an offensive book out there, the activists should be using this as an opportunity to find out where the nutcases are in their educational system. It's bigotry bait.

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