The following study has found that a third of vegetarians admit to eating meat when drunk:
One in three admitted to eating meat every time they were under the influence and noted kebabs and burgers as their meat cheat of choice.
Of the 1700 vegetarians surveyed, 27 per cent said they ate bacon, 19 per cent ate fried chicken and 14 per cent went for pork sausages.
Almost three quarters of confessors said they kept their meat meals a secret.
The survey was conducted by a British money saving website, Voucher Codes Pro.
George Charles, the founder, said he knew of "vegetarians who sometimes crave meat, but it seems that a few are giving into their cravings when drunk.”
I think it's important for friends of these vegetarians to support them when drunk and urge them not to eat meat as I'm sure they regret it the next day.
Most people who consume alcohol do so to relax and have a little fun. But, as with many things, too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing, especially when it comes to alcohol. With overindulgence, relaxation can quickly cross-the-line and become a loss of self-control. This is when even deeply held convictions become most vulnerable.
For the Christian, even weightier things are at stake. Things like character, integrity, and marital and familial commitments are all threatened by the weakening of resolve that comes with intoxication.
If we are willing to use constraint to protect our diet, shouldn’t we be willing to use constraint to protect our relationship with God?
“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).
And what about the rest of us who see our brothers and sisters lapsing into vulnerable situations? Perhaps it's best to echo the sentiments above: We must come along side them, encouraging them to exercise constraint.
"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted" (Galatians 6:1).