Great Friday

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Great Friday – 6 April 2007

Today is Great Friday, also known as Good Friday, when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ. For many this is a day of fasting, prayer, and repentance. But I wonder why so few make the connection between their religious beliefs and their attitude toward “the least among us” who include billions of animals in factory farms, laboratories, fur farms, puppy mills, et cetera.

I also wonder how so many of these same people will go out and contribute to cruelty by buying a live “Easter bunny” for their child, dying “Easter eggs,” and serving “food” from the farmed animal industries in order to celebrate His Resurrection (Easter)? The animal exploiters would like nothing better than to hide the truth from the public so that they’ll continue to buy their products. Why can’t the Church and the public see the horrible irony of their behavior?

Perhaps they should ask the Lord if He approves of having His sacrifice on the cross commemorated by such inhumane and insensitive behavior. Pretending that the cruelty doesn’t exist is the same as lying; and we all know who the father of lies is: Satan. Jesus said that “…the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

It’s time for people to set themselves free from Satan’s lies and to start living in the truth.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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