Vegans on the warpath! …sorta lol
Gosh, it is very difficult talking to some vegans in a Buddhist group I follow lol. They are quite quick to insult others who do not readily agree with them and advocate abandoning right speech in favor of angrily making their points.
Why am I suddenly reminded of Kim Davis, the clerk who is willing to abandon one teaching and angrily cling to another?
Remember friends you cannot expect anger to be accepted with open arms, anger only brings up anger. When you insult others who do not agree with you, you only make them dig in further. Abandoning right speech will never work in your favor or keep you on the middle path.
“By doing this you are like a man who wants to hit another and picks up a burning ember or excrement in his hand and so first burns himself or makes himself stink.” Buddhaghosa -Visuddhimagga IX, 23.