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(06-24-2011, 07:25 PM)Rosarium Wrote: I am a vegan.

St. Thomas may have missed the mark here.

However, music with heavy emphasis on rhythm may be worth avoiding.

He may have, and I don't have a strong opinion on the scientific connection between eating meat and sexual desire or eating meat and anger, but there is the personal testimony of many others that not eating meat has made them "calmer" or "gentler."

There is St. Thomas testimony, then there is also what many modern vegans say.  I don't include you in this category automatically, but there are modern vegans who see not eating meat as a part of generally not being violent ... of course these principles are a cofounding variable in how they feel, not just the fact that they exclude meat from the diet.

There is also the idea in Hinduism (which is the religion I grew up in), that as you get older or if you are in a religious profession, it's better not to eat meat.  But if you are a warrior or in that warrior caste, or if you are calling has to do with something more physical, or if you are a young man, it's more appropriate to still eat meat. 

That's not exactly a theologically useful source, so I'm not sure what to make of it.  But there are generations of people in that society which has a huge number of vegetarians that accept the "received wisdom" that not eating meat curbs violent/sexual impulses.
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