I'm guilty of adding fuel to the fire at times. And I don't even know what I'm talking about half the time.
There's a lot of knowledgable people on this board, and I try to learn from them and reuse what they say. They often have insights that is not talked about elsewhere.
I'm an omni, and I understand how veg*ns may feel about meat-eaters because to them, it is an ethical issue. If I felt that 'meat is murder', I'd be disgusted by meat too. But I want to point out that nonetheless, the omnis on mothering are mindful
about their eating. I think that's the important thing. We all have come to our place based on thoughtful consideration. We are choosy where we get our meat and meat products. We are grateful to the animal for giving of their lives. At bottom, we still eat what you abhor, but we are definitely not the enemy. Not by far.
I agree with the OP about the comparison between diet and religion. People can get recalcitrant in their positions. But if I've learned anything, it's that the right thing does not go hand in hand with fanaticism. If something is so inherently right, it will eventually come to light. Or maybe there is just no absolutes when it comes to what is the right religion or diet.