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Comments by Stephen Augustine - 9 Jan 2002 - 2032
In thinking about who gets to live and who gets to die, I personally find the distinction between who is "innocent" and who is "not innocent" to be rather slippery ground to walk on.
Seems to me that the "right" to take
life should be God's and only God's (since all life comes from God in the
first place). In this, I try to seek consistency in being a vegetarian as
well as being outspoken against *all* killing. From the point of view of
the chicken - the fox is surely a serial killer and humans are surely
bloodthirsty mass murderers. We can either seek to eradicate all foxes (and
humans) or we can embrace our unique gift to refuse to kill even in the
face of death. Our Creator must surely tire of our all too predictable
choice to choose death over and over and over again.
In Christ's Peace,
Isaiah writes about the Messiah as being "The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus calls upon all believers to become peacemakers, and says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God" (Matthew 5:9). Paul writes, "For the anxious longings of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons [children] of God" (Romans 8:19).
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