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Is it really Christian?
Comment by Susan Trout - 27 Jun 2007
What you are feeling is what I struggle with on a daily basis. In fact, I'm beginning to wonder if I will go insane at times. All around us we see this blatant disregard for life--even human life--yet we continue to say to ourselves, it's what the world has become. As a species, man is suffering from the deadly disease called indifference.--the pitiful lack of mercy and compassion for creatures who cannot defend themselves?
We are more concerned about "feeling good" than feeling deeply. We are on the path of no return--to Hell!
Hunting is an activity that should NOT be accepted if you are truly a follower of Christ.
How does a person who claims to be "Christian", who is active in his or her church, knows the Bible, and attempts to live a Christ-like life, in one moment gently cradle his infant son or daughter in his or her arms, turn around in the space of a few hours and pull the trigger of a high-powered rifle [or shoot an arrow] and take the life of a completely innocent creature? What mindless satisfaction does such a person derive from gloating over the body of a lifeless animal? It is sick!!
How do Christians justify this blood-lust? Why do they deny that we are arrogant, selfish, unkind, indifferent shadows of true Christianity?
I'm fighting feelings of deep despair at the moment. I live in Northern California and as many of you are probably aware, there is a devastating wildfire raging through the forestland near beautiful Lake Tahoe. I do feel a sense of sadness for the people who have lost their homes, but I feel a much bigger sense of sadness for all the wild creatures who have lost everything too! Those that could escape ran for their very lives but what about all those creatures who became trapped? They were incinerated! As it stands now, over 3,000 acres have been charred and more than 200 homes left in ruins. No human life has been lost and many are thankful but homes can be rebuilt. What about the land--it will take years to regenerate. Humans have already encroached and robbed wild creatures of their very homes. How much further must they be forced to retreat? Do we ever consider them? Why do we feel that EVERYTHING is ours for the taking?
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion would depict the devil in human form." ~ William Inge (1860-1954), Outspoken Essays
With disgust and despair,
~ a voice for the voiceless ~
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