The Dilemma Caused by Being Vegetarian in a Christian Church

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The Dilemma Caused by Being Vegetarian in a Christian Church
Comments by Betty - 7 Apr 2008

Hi everyone,

I would like some input from others about being a vegetarian in a Christian church. Please forgive me if you have mentioned it before. I just can't keep all the emails and don't remember everything discussed.

Since I have transitioned toward a plant-based diet, I have felt less comfortable in my church. Although they accommodate vegetarians, meat is often a big part of celebrations and activities. I was successful in getting some vegetarian pamphlets in the library and permission to put a blurb in the newsletter about the CVA. I asked leaders and others for feedback and options to promote awareness with limited reponses. Various church members often made positive comments and cited benefits when I mentioned eating this way. We have been active members. I honestly am not sure about my church relationship but at the same time wonder if I would be letting the animals down by not staying in that community where perhaps I could positively influence others just as I was influenced. However, I have to remember that there are millions of other people in this world and other ways to promote awareness. I also realize that many people will probably never completely give up eating meat. All of us have to make individual choices.

Could others please tell me if you have the same feelings if you attend or are a member of a church, if you have tried to do anything within the church as far as plant-based diets, or if you are a Christian who has left the church?



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