Good News for Animals and All Creation: What Does it Really Mean
By Maynard S. Clark - 4 Aug 2011
That's synopsized very nicely, Frank.
Thank you. Think it differs significantly across the array of different 'theologies'? I'm not so sure - perhaps local variations.
I put the entire issue in the reflections about the problem of pain and suffering, which has puzzled persons of faith for millennia.
Some writers think there's something wrong with the Abrahamic religions because they seem to have fewer incidents of vegetarian communities emerging throughout history than do the Eastern meditative religions (whose cultures are often denigrated by the West for their seeming inattention to material development - but that development gap has been addressed and is being reduced progressively. Where the care for nonhumans will be in all that unfolding of material advancement seems to be an open question.