The Fellowship of Life
In your article 'Church figures welcome lifting of beef ban', we hear that there is "no reason to be ashamed of the product". That's one way of looking at it. Yet the fact remains that the animals concerned meet an untimely and violent end on a vast scale.
Should this really be part of any kind of spirituality?
As biblical people we should be moving voluntarily towards the peaceable age envisaged by the prophets. It would be a respectable start if our imminent celebration of Christ's birth wasn't characterised by 16 million turkey deaths in Britain alone.
This cannot convey a sincere message to compassionate individuals who may be contemplating a religious path.
The Church of England Newspaper
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