Originally Posted by Alfiedog
Originally Posted by Thalia
even if I do it again, I'll feel the same way because I define myself by my overall lifestyle, beliefs, not by rare and unusual deviations from it.
So if you had chicken today, you would still consider yourself a vegetarian?
Yes. If I knew it was a one time, rare event for a special reason. Not if I thought it was going to be a habit.
Maybe I'd consider myself non-vegetarian for the day, but having an official label for myself each day seems silly, but overall, yes. Of course *you* don't have to consider me a vegetarian, and you can even take away my gold star if you like ; )
Everyone has to draw the line somewhere. I think part of that is being honest with yourself about your intents.
Same question for veganism. I have heard of vegans who have adopted vegetarian diets temporarily when in foreign countries where it is impossible to eat vegan. How soon after they have their last lacto-ovo meal are they vegan again?
My question back to you, if I ate chicken today, and never ate it, or any other meat again, when would I be vegetarian again?
If someone is born and raised vegetarian, hasn't had meat for 30 years, then one day eats a piece of chicken and then never eats it again, for what time period is that person not a vegetarian?
Anyhow, I am just sharing my experience for the sake of the thread.