Hello, room full of strangers. I'm new to this website, but I'm not new to being vegan. I notice that the word "Buddhism" has appeared on the forums very few times in the past (that's odd and interesting in itself). I'll mention that I posted an article a few months ago about the strange tension surrounding Buddhism vs. Vegetarianism. Some of you guys may or may not have heard this a hundred times before, but, strangely, Buddhism is a religion that teaches people not to harm anything (you're not supposed to refrain from killing mosquitoes, etc.) and yet there are some amazingly lame excuses that continue to be in circulation for eating cows, pigs, dogs, or whatever is on the table (the most common excuse being, "If I paid for it to be killed, but didn't kill it with my own hands, it's okay…"). Some of you may have never heard of this debate before, and, if so, I think it's still worth knowing about, even if you have nothing to do with Buddhism. Here's the article: http://a-bas-le-ciel.blogspot.ca/2012/06/vegetarianism-and-theravada-orthodoxy.html (You'll see from the illustrations that I'm trying to show readers up front that this is based on research, and not mere speculation…)
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