My reply to a person:
"You do have a point."
Great that you think so.
Please watch this to understand more what the animals are going through: http://earthlings.com/
You wrote: "The same way turning a
person to righteousness"
Well, me being a Christian from 2001 to 2007 actually disconnected me more from the animals. I stopped eating meat for a while becoming awakened by a vegan friend, but then I started doing it again because of verses that I found in the Bible.
ah didn't help either. Throughout all of these years I have wanted to treat the animals well, but I was disconnected and didn't fully understand how much suffering and death my actions were causing. actions with that the "Bible" or the "Torah" says so.
So just by observing how religious people act I see that faith in the Bible does not cause a person to become vegan -- regardless of how well-intentioned his/her actions are.
Usually what makes a person vegan - i.e. what makes a person to understand that is morally wrong to inflict suffering and death to other sentient beings - is caused in other ways.
I think that waking up to reality and stop eating animal products and in other ways stop contributing to animal's death and suffering is waking a person up more and more. It is very hard to see that one is commiting an atrocity, when one partakes of it several times per day. Furthermore, I think that this will have an effect of other areas as well -- the more we develop our empathy and love to all sentient beings - the more we will see and ensure that our actions are not causing someone else suffering and/or oppression (like stealing, adultery, gossiping and lying).
What do you think?