I just wanted to update this thread.
I'm new here, and as fate would have it this thread is indeed about me.
I post at another forumz with VeggieGirl( I think thats her name on these boards, I cant remember from the last 4 pages I read though). Let me say my side of the story.
For a good part of last year I was a practicing Hare Krsna. But things changed and I found out that that wasnt for me. I returned to my pagan toos and all is well.
I think, that at that time in my life, I said a lot of rash things. I was trying to be something that I was clearly not and eh, well you know live and learn. Now on the topic at hand.
I don't eat fake meats. I personally think that it is unethical for me to eat them. When I tuened veggie I did it for health reasons, but as my spiritual path came into question, staying a vegetarian became for spirutual reasons. Not religious, spiritual. I think that for a strict vegetarian, already set in teh ways of a veggie, fake meats are unnecessary. When one rebukes eating meat for ethical reasons and animal welfare, eating something that represents that it a bit illogical. I mean, if you are a vegetarian because of health reasons, or you just dont like the taste of meat, then do it. But I dunno, I just dont think it is right.
But its just a personal opinion, and for you not to eat meat you have to eat fake meat then by all means do it.