It was precisely the similarity between religious dogma and carnist dogma that opened my mind up the most to veganism. I could not consider myself freethinking if I refused to examine the cultural conditioning behind my beliefs and actions. -KK
I can relate to having to suppress the knowledge that my behavior directly causes animal cruelty. I wish I had known sooner that acknowledging it and correcting it - rather than suppressing it - would set me free as much as it has the animals.