The Fellowship of Life
Mr. H - implies that slaying large numbers of cows could atone for
Christendom's historical relationship with atrocity.
I cannot detect any ethical or theological integrity within this
Every Biblical prophet towards 500BC (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Micah)
was keen to rubbish the concept of animal sacrifice absolving human sin.
It merely compounded matters (Isaiah 1:11-17). In the New Testament
Christ underlined the point by quoting Hosea 6:6, "I desire mercy not
sacrifice" (Matthew 12:7).
Yet most of the Christian world perpetuates the sacrifice of
countless animals on the altar of human appetite. Eight hundred million
animals meet with a gruesome and pitiless fate each year in UK
It would appear that very little spiritual evolution has occurred in
Christian conscience over two millennia. There have been figures and
movements throughout the history of the tradition that have avoided
involvement with violent manifestations of faith.
For a free booklet on a theologically appropriate response to the modern meat industry, please forward an A5 SAE to: Christian Vegetarian Association, Foresta, Pines Road, Liphook, GU30 7PL or go to www.christianveg.org.
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