They Know Not What They Do

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They Know Not What They Do – 3 June 2008

Isn’t it ironic that with all the overwhelming evidence that animal agriculture is the leading cause of the ongoing decimation of this planet, the vast majority of its inhabitants blindly continue to support the expansion of livestock production as a solution to poverty and world hunger?

Pondering this dilemma, I thought about the words that Jesus uttered from the cross when He was crucified: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

And in case “forgiveness” is interpreted as permission to merrily pursue the wide road of destruction, these words of Jesus should be remembered also (Matthew 13-14): “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

Isn’t it interesting that those who protest that they love their families and their fellow humans (and who have contempt for “animal rightists”) are at the forefront of those who are responsible, by their choices, for the most destruction of their home – earth?

"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
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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