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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Jesus casting demons into swine

(Excerpt of CVA’s responses to some frequent biblically based objections to our position.)

Matthew 8:28-32; Mark 5:1-13; and Luke 8:27-33 refer to the possessed man as from Gerasa, but there are no steep banks near this city. Therefore, it is most reasonable to regard this story as allegorical, not literal, and Jesus was not actually responsible for killing 2000 pigs. Though this appears to demonstrate greater concern for people than swine, modern animal agriculture harms both animals and humans, and there remain good reasons to choose a plant-based diet.


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