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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

QUESTIONS: Does vegetarianism express a higher sense of right than eating animal flesh?

From the May 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A1 Any action that is based on a desire to express love to God's creation—be it animals, the environment, or whatever form it takes—is to be respected. At the same time, any spiritually minded individual would want to be careful not to place undue emphasis on the material body and what goes into it.