There are many religions and much is written about them; but what
good are they if the believers are not made kinder and gentler toward
ALL of earth’s inhabitants, humans as well as nonhumans, by their
There are many who believe in a Creator God who represents the
ultimate in goodness, and that the opposition is Satan, who represents
everything evil. Then why do so many who claim to be believers in God
ignore the enormous, unnecessary brutality that billions of farmed
animals utilized for food are subjected to?
Why do they mock and marginalize those who expose the truth and who
try to bring about positive change? Why can’t they see that their
fund-raising dinners, featuring the body parts and secretions of
sentient beings whose lives are a torment, are an affront to their
Creator? Why can’t these people see that their hardness of heart reveals
how much closer they are to Satan than they are to God whom they purport
When will they ever acknowledge the truth and admit that they are
contributing to a hell on earth? Having someone else do the dirty work
and paying to keep it going by buying animal products makes them
complicit in this evil.
In the Beatitudes (Matthew 5) Jesus says that among those who are
blessed are the gentle, merciful, pure in heart, and peacemakers.
Furthermore, Galatians 5:22-23 says that the “fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
In my opinion, any religion that doesn’t encourage true mercy,
gentleness and kindness toward the “the least of these” (Matthew
25:40-46) is a sham and a blasphemy; and it shouldn’t matter whether
“the least of these” are human or non-human. True love and compassion
have no limits or exclusions.
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