Satan vs. Seitan: May the Better Man Win!

Published by PETA.

UPDATE: When, amid protests, the Satanic Temple in Detroit unveiled a 9-foot-tall goat-headed statue in what was being billed as “the largest public satanic ceremony in history” on Saturday,  it reminded us that Jesus can be found anywhere—even in seitan.

Originally posted on May 20, 2010:

As a seitan worshiper (not literally, but the stuff is pretty good!), I got a kick out of a recent letter that found its way into PETA’s inbox. A PETA supporter (who wishes to remain anonymous) was preparing to barbecue some seitan—also known as “wheat meat”—when an image of Jesus Christ on the cross appeared in the gluten. Here’s the photo we were sent:

“Praise Seitan!”

It makes me wonder, WWJD if He knew that billions of animals live miserable lives and die violent, bloody deaths to sate our addiction to the taste of their flesh? Considering that His message is one of love, kindness, and mercy for all of God’s creatures, I think that Jesus would say to hell with meat.

Right now, I’m going to practice the compassion that Jesus preached and grab some vegan eats …

OMG, there’s an image of SpongeBob SquarePants in my block of tofu!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind