to humans, to animals, to our environment, to our economy, to our education, to our finances, and to our health
By: Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman
Christian Cruelty: An Unfortunate Reality
Letter from Michelle - 12 Jan 2005 - Part 3
Yes, you are exactly right. Most people are very selfish. It's hard being one of the few who aren't blinded by their own selfish ignorance.
People are ignorant because that's what they have chosen to be. It's easier, ignorance is bliss as they say. If they are ignorant, they don't have to worry about doing anything, and continue to do evil things such as eat the flesh of other mammals.
For us, we choose not to be ignorant so we can live a life helping others, both people and animals. We are few, but I believe eventually our numbers will grow. Eventually people will see the error of their ways, and treat all life the way it was meant to be treated. I like to think this way because it brings some hope to an otherwise very dreary and hopeless world. It's always nice to know we are not alone, and we won't let animal rights become a losing battle. We won't let those cold and heartless people win.
Thanks again. I'm sure your website has affected many as it has me. With sites like yours out there for people to come across, maybe they'll finally be educated, and stop the horrible things they do to animals, as well as change their views on Christianity's supposed cruelty to animals.
and God bless.
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The intent of this series is to wake up and encourage the Church to greater works of love and compassion (John 14:12). It is not to condemn the Church, in general, or any individual, any more than Jesus condemned the woman caught in adultery. Jesus said to her, "...go your way. From now on sin no more." (John 8:11) And this is our message to the Church: Recognize our sins of the past and go forth seeking to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), correcting the sins of the past, for that is the only way we can truly show the world that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, might, and mind, including the whole of creation, which includes our neighbors whom we are to love as ourselves.
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