Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Veggie Tales

I'm on one of my latest bits of ahimsa, or non-harming, and have given up meat for the time being. I have a tendency to give up meat for awhile and then abandon it and return to my carnivorous ways. I've been reading some interesting stuff about the practice of ahimsa and the philosophy behind it, and it's something I believe in and feel I should participate in more fully.

When thinking about it, it IS unacceptable how much of our livestock is treated and eventually killed purely for our meat-eating enjoyment. I know I have much to learn on the subject and still need help in my discipline, but the main thing is to begin. Isn't learning to pay attention and to reject the unacceptable parts of life what our Christian discipline is about?

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