14 July 2016

Kindness Always

Are you ok with animal abuse?  The way animals we use for food are treated certainly qualifies, Sarah Withrow King argues in Vegangelical .  How can we as Christians be ok with this cruelty? 

God gave Man "dominion" over the earth and all the animals. What does that mean?  How should we care for the earth if we are made in God's image and are caretakers of this world we've been given?

King reaches a rather extreme conclusion:  becoming a vegan and avoiding the use of all animal products is the most ideal way to live.  We shouldn't even be patronising circuses or zoos as they exploit animals as well.

She's an idealist, and while I can't say I've been entirely persuaded to embrace the more radical conclusions contained in this book, her call to "reduce suffering where you can" is important for Christians to consider. 

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2 comments:

  1. "Reduce suffering where you can" should apply to all living beings. Not just animals. It's just the right thing to do.
    OH I have finally found a shop here in New Zealand that sells HEAPS of Polish Pottery! I am in 7th heaven.

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    1. You should find a spot to hang some on your walls,even. :)

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