I don't know what and how to answer when non-vegetarians question why I am practising vegetarianism
I am a vegetarian for almost a year plus. However, my other family members are not vegetarians. At home, I am having a tough time in eating. My mom has to cook separately for me and so on.
My main problem is I don't really know how to explain why I am a vegetarian. I could only say that I don't eat meat because killing animals in order to satisfy our needs for eating is a big sin and I don't want to become a sinner. They ask me again why I am eating plants as eating plants is also considered as killing lives. When it comes to this point, I am left blank. I couldn't answer them.
I think, as a vegetarian, I must be able to explain why vegetarianism is the best and why eating plant-based foodstuff isn't a sin.
Please tell me about how I should explain them.