In yesterday’s Blog I wrote about “selective psychopathology”:
treating some of God’s sentient creatures, both humans and other
animals, with compassion, while allowing others to suffer horribly for
some selfish, unnecessary reasons.
This disconnect is apparent throughout society, including religions.
For example, this “selective sadism” is encouraged in churches that
promote hunting. Imagine doing Satan’s bidding in the name of the Lord
Jesus! How the demons must rejoice over such anti-Christian behavior!
The “fun” of catching fish and hunting opens the door to sadism and
can only come from the devil. And, in order to justify the ungodly lust
of “catching” another creature, how about this nonsense about fish not
feeling pain! As we are finding out, humans and other animals share many
genes. Thus, God appears to use an economy of means. We humans, as well
as other animals, are protected by learning to avoid pain: if we touch
something sharp or hot, we immediately withdraw. Let’s not forget that
until fairly recently, it was assumed that human infants felt no pain.
To assume that fish don’t feel pain when struggling is callous, and if
you’re not convinced one way or the other, it is better to err on the
side of compassion.
If we are so superior to other animals that God made us stewards of
His creation, shouldn’t our behavior exhibit increasing enlightenment?