The concept of the immortal soul is a flaw that runs not only through our theology about God but also deep into this earth. We were originally created for this earth, not as immortal souls for some other place.
The human story began in the beautiful Garden of Eden, which was to be the vision for this earth. The emphasis on vegetarianism in Genesis seems to be generally understood as having an ecological purpose (Genesis 1:29). Plant-based eating and living in harmony with nature were extensions of faith in God.