I feel myself pulled towards vegetarianism. I know the quality of the pull, seeing as it got me in the ministry, got me to Washington, and got me a husband. I suspect it’s just a matter of time, but I’m making no promises.
There are the ethical, health, and sustainability reasons, and I think I’m leaning more or less to all three.
But how to do it? I know that I’m more likely to do something if I don’t forbid myself to do it. Then, when it becomes a habit I just surrender the option. It worked with WalMart, so it might work with meat.
I’m thinking of applying the strictures of Christian fasting — from the Greek church, say, or Russian — as a way of moderating my meat content until I hit a point where I just stop.
Or until I’m a big meat-eating baby, and give up.
Do you have an experience on tapering off meat, especially if you have Christian fasting experience.