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Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 10

Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 10

What is Unity's teaching about vegetarianism?

10. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore believed in vegetarianism from the standpoint of love and mercy, believing that the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," — Exod. 20:13 — applied not only to man but to all of God's creatures.

However, Unity teaches that abstaining from eating meat is a matter for individual guidance, according to inner convictions. Undoubtedly the race will eventually come to use an entirely different type of food, as we grow and develop spiritually, as we come into a fuller realization of the oneness of all life. Just to abstain from the outer act of eating meat does not guarantee spirituality. If the abstinence is the result of an inner desire and conviction, then it is part of spiritual unfoldment. Otherwise, it should not be forced. In regard to vegetarianism, Unity leaves the individual free to make his own decision.

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