Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500
College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399, USA
[transcribed Sept. 2001]
The Christian Community of Universal
Head office Verigin, Sask. Canada
Vice President & Gen. Mgr.
December 6th, 1920
Manitoba Free Press
In spite of tenth yaer since death called upon Leo Tolstoi, great
attention and discussion was devoted to Russian Press memorizing the
thoughts of great man in our time to the public. My personal
acquaintance was very closely related with Leo Tolstoi and on many
occasions we had brought personal coversations and I am well posted
in all details on his understanding in general and in particular his
view regarding usage of flesh by human being and this prompts me to
send an article on this subject explaining the influence which flesh
has on character of human being. This article I devote solely in
memory of Leo Tolstoi.
Please publish the article including also my letter to you without
any alterations - as it is - in your good paper:
Dwelling on question: why people are eating meat?
People are eating meat because they are wicked. When Cain killed
Abel, Cain commited sin - evil. This is historical acient parable -
Not falsely invented parable for it is fact that the people are
killing their brethern. People killing human being gradually reached
cruelty, evil and obduracy. And this is written by history: When
racial hostility commenced, often people killing each other on battle
field being influenced by evil, drank blood by applying their mouths
to the wound of man or were opening the hearts of men killed and
drank blood to satisfy the thirst by blood of his enemy. it is then
since the people began to eat meat. From eating human flesh and blood
he gradually began also to eat the flesh of animals.
It is not over one humdred years ago European Tourists -
Investigators have seen cannibals - the people who treated them with
flesh of human being at the table.
What a horror to eat flesh of human being? It is quite long time
since men of science have classified animals as follows:
- First class is Herbivorous,
Second class - Frugivorous,
Third class - Carnivorous,
Fourth class - Omnivorous.
The animals contributed to class one are those that are eating
mostly grass, hence men of science named them Herbivorous animals.
The second class are animals living on fruit, this class applies
mostly to monkeys.
- The third class living on meat - flesh, this are wild beasts
- Fourth class Omnivorous, this class are of swines: it is known
that the swine are using nearly everything: grass, roots, fruits,
vegetables and will not refuse flesh, even if it would happen to
be death flesh.
- The question: To which class human being belongs. it is not
answered by science. The men of science are supposing that the
people should classify as omnivorous animals - and swines. The men
of science could not tell this publicly, because the Imperial
Authorities could severly punish them for classifying the
Emperators to swine's class. And there is no fifth class developed
by men of science. This concerns to every person individually as
to which class he should count himself to.
- As it appears the men of science have classified animals by
the food they consume. The cows are eating principally hay - grass
and hence they were named by the men of science as herbivorous.
- Monkies are living on fruits, the men of science have named
- The swine are eating everything, coming their way - grunting
while eating - men of science named swine as omnivorous. Wild
animals are living on flesh and men of science classified them as
- The men of science due to their stupidness did not develop the
understanding as to what class human being belongs and hence are
- I appeal to all Academies of Science to answer publicly: To
what class the human being belongs?
- By the conscruction of constitution of human being, by
construction of legs, arms, jaws and especially teeth, the human
being should belong to the class of frugivirous. Why human being
eats everything and especially meat? People are eating meat
because they are wicked, and by this they are maintaining the
prehistorical evils. People are feeding their children with flesh
in order to bring them up in the temper of semi-animals.
- I am begging a pardon from civilized women who are feeding
their children with flesh, in this article I have no desire to
commit an offence. I am only pointing out the moral and physical
laws. Because from the food developes the flood and from the blood
person developes his nature-character. All animals living on grass
usually possess very peaceable character. All animals living on
flesh have wild character, like Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Etc...
- In our times the laws of people are prohibiting to use flesh
of human being, although for the physical laws it composes no
difference. The children using meat will be ill-natured - no
matter whether they use the flesh of human beings or animals
flesh, as the food produces blood and from blood depends the
quality on ones character.
- All Asiatic races which love to eat flesh and are eating same
more than others, are beastlike more than Europeans. Same thing
can be said about Europeans, the more meat consumed by people in
country, then such people are more wicked and malice in their
politics, for it is only conditional education prevents them to
act openly like wild animals. The hunger is developed from using
flesh, spirits and tobacco.
- It is from ancient times require by the military rules that
soldiers should receive a ration of flesh and liqour, also are not
prohibited the smoke and chewing tobacco - the things that has a
Stupefying effect. In war times one cannot maintain an army
without flesh and whisky. All practical Generals know well that
without meat and liquor the wild animals energy in soldiers will
weaken and army liable to be defeated.
- The people are eating meat on account of their wickedness.
After Cain killed Abel and if Can while Abel was killed and dead,
would broke the scalp of Abel and would eat the brain of Abel, or
same as Popuases - Savages do. Cain could get the heart of Abel
and would eat it, there would be no difference after Cain killed
Abel. The real sin is in killing of a man or animal and not in
eating the flesh. It is unlawful and immoral to feed children with
flesh, because by the construction and constitution of human being
the people belong to frugivorous animals and hence it is not right
to feed children with meats. The children eating food of flesh are
developing instincts of animals as well as the character.
- If people will not cease to eat meats, all Peace Conferences
will be useless. Wolves are often gather to converse not to kill
sheep and meanwhile are not ceasing to use meat.
- The instinct and character of a person developes from food.
From flesh food one developes an instinct and character of wild
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