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Veg Link: Five Religious Approaches to Thinking about Meat Eating August 23, 2012

Filed under: reflections,yoga lifestyle — R. H. Ward @ 5:12 pm
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Ever since that terrific radio program with Matthew Sanford a few months ago, I’ve been following NPR’s On Being series on Facebook. Earlier this week they posted this piece on the ethics of eating meat: Five Religious Approaches to Thinking About Meat Eating.

Because I became a vegetarian for ethical reasons, and because I do a lot of thinking about the intersections of Christianity and Eastern religious practice, I found the five approaches described here very interesting. I hadn’t realized that most religious traditions begin with a vegan worldview. I also found the discussion of compassion to be compelling, since ahimsa, or nonviolence, was at the heart of my conversion to a vegetarian diet. However, all of the approaches given here may come in handy in future conversations about why being a vegetarian is right for me.

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One Response to “Veg Link: Five Religious Approaches to Thinking about Meat Eating”

  1. colgore Says:

    Thanks for finding that article. It’s fascinating. A lot of yogis eat meat and I say to each their own. But at the same time it sort of violates ahimsa. I love the end of the piece, “What are you going through chicken, cow, pig, lamb, fish?” The author’s right when she says that this is a pretty profound question.


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