Religion, spirituality and eating animals | Kameron Waters & Kip Andersen

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How would Jesus kill an animal? Join me in Episode #308 as I sit down with filmmakers Kip Andersen and Kameron Waters to discuss their positions on how religion and veganism intersect. This is an intriguing conversation that reflects on what it means to question the status quo.

“If [someone is] genuinely interested in seeing what the truth is, the more they go down that with an open mind and an open exploration… the more this is very, very legitimate.” – Kip Andersen

Kip Andersen has produced some of Netflix’s most-watched documentaries: CowspiracyWhat The Health, and Seaspiracy. His work has changed the way the world looks at eating animals. Kameron Waters is a former gospel songwriter and musician for Sony and Interscope Records turned filmmaker. Together, they are the driving force behind Christspiracy.

“This film isn’t bashing ay religion. In fact, I feel it highlights… the true nature of the religion that was always there.” – Kameron Waters

In their new documentary Christspiracy, Kip and Kameron pose the question: is there a spiritual way to kill an animal? In this episode, they argue what they believe to be the accurate interpretation of what the Bible says about animal liberation, taking us on a journey of what the concept of dominion truly means. We discuss a 2000-year-old cover-up, whether eating meat as a Christian is hypocritical, the truth about regenerative agriculture, and much more.

Specifically, we cover:

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Unveiling the Truth Behind Religious Misinterpretations (06:06)
  • Exploring the Daniel Fast: A Christian’s Journey to Plant-Based Eating (13:43)
  • Connecting the Dots: The Nazarenes, Mistranslations, and Jesus’ Controversial Temple Actions (19:07)
  • The Mistranslation of Dominion and Its Impact on Western World Beliefs (25:38)
  • Rethinking Christianity’s Relationship with Animal Consumption (31:50)
  • Exploring the Intersection of Spirituality, Ethics, and Filmmaking: A Journey of Discovery (43:52)
  • How the Animal Agriculture Industry Influences Religious Views on Animal Consumption (50:57)
  • Is It Possible to be Spiritual and Consume Animal Products? (1:00:47)
  • Regenerative Farming: A Closer Look at Animal Welfare and Ethics (1:05:07)
  • Examining the Contradictions in Joel Salatin’s Ethical Farming Practices (1:12:27)
  • How Different Religions Approach the Consumption and Killing of Animals (1:25:51)
  • Making “Christspiracy”: How to Create an Engaging Film About Killing 70 Billion Animals (1:33:42)
  • Outro (1:39:27)

Whether you are religious or not, there are many interesting points raised to reflect on further. I hope this conversation sparks further consideration for you and inspires you to start conversations on the ethics of consuming animals.

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More about Kip Andersen

Kip Andersen has changed the way the world looks at eating animals. After producing some of Netflix’s most-watched documentaries, CowspiracyWhat The Health, and Seaspiracy, working alongside the likes of Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio as Executive Producers, Christspiracy is his biggest chapter yet.

More about Kameron Waters

Kam Waters is a former gospel songwriter and musician for Sony and Interscope Records turned filmmaker. After growing up in the bible belt with a family lineage of gospel singers and a minister, Kam was entrenched in the church from the day he was born. It wasn’t until he realised how people use Christianity to justify animal abuse, that he started this journey and eventually, co-created this documentary.

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