The Fellowship of Life
DAVID Lloyd attempts to exalt Christianity yet chastise a vegetarian
correspondent for attempting to change the world (Viewpoints, July 27).
If religion has any real purpose in the world then surely the Skanda
Vale monks can at least be commended for their authentic respect for
The Church often refers to a culture of death in society yet barely
blinks at the huge numbers of animals that are slaughtered to satiate a
national craving for their flesh!
The Vegetarian Society has attracted a significant number of clergy
since the mid 19th Century despite the glib recourse which Mr Lloyd and
others have traditionally taken towards the New Testament. Indeed the
society was largely founded by a Protestant sect that realised there was
less Biblical authority for killing other beings than there is for human
There is a compassionate element within society which many Christians
will never comprehend but they make further fools of themselves every
time they reach for the Bible to promote ethical indifference, suffering
or needless bloodshed.
South Wales Echo
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