God's Hunters?

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God's Hunters?
Comments by Frank and Mary Hoffman - 29 Jan 2010

In Reference to the Article: God's Hunters?

Dear Joe:

You seem to constantly duck the main issue that animals suffer, feel pain, and want to live just as much as we do.

Yes, we have been given dominion over the animals as stewards, but we also need to acknowledge that immediately after God granted us this dominion He said that we and the animals were to eat only plant foods, and that all of this was very good. It's not only that we are not to abuse them, which by the way we consider killing of land animals and fish to be, but that we are to protect them as God intended them to be. What you are doing is denying them a lot of this protection by inflicting pain, suffering, and death.

No one ever said that animals were created in the image and likeness of God, only that God created them as living beings just like us to feel pain and suffer just like we do, and to which you are contributing.

The three greatest sins are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the boastful pride of life, and we're sorry to say that you seem to be falling into these lusts. Are you not being boastful in your posing with the dead animals and speaking out about the pleasures of killing? We're sorry to say, but we also believe that you are really sacrificing these animals to the lust of your flesh and the lust of your eye.

You certainly don't have to search for food as the wild animals do, as least any further than your local supermarket, and you can buy foods that don't cause any pain and suffering, at least to the best of your ability.

You refer to other animals as be 'lesser", thus claiming to be in a superior position, which means that you should be able to rise above all the suffering and death around you, and help bring peace to this world instead of contributing to the pain, suffering, and death.

You are in a position to do so much good in this world, and set a real example of being a loving, compassionate, and peacemaking child of God.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary