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Letter from Chris Clayton - 27 Apr 2008

I have just discovered your interesting website. I am the founder and manager of the Humanist Vegetarian Group, a Special Interest Group of the British Humanist Association. As a (secular) Humanist I am not a supporter of your or anyone else's religion. Yet as a committed vegetarian, mainly on ethical grounds, I wonder: to what extent are we opponents or allies? I would be interested in your comments.

Our website is http://www.humanist.veggroup.org

Chris Clayton


Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Chris:

Thank you very much for writing and for introducing your organization.

There should never be any conditions where compassionate, ethical vegetarians/vegans find themselves as being opponents of each other. They should naturally be allies.

It is also a very interesting factor of our ministry, for if people lack empathy for any living being, by definition they have sociopathic tendencies, and may even be a sociopaths. The problem is that such hardness of heart and lack of empathy is at odds with the definition and meaning of being a Christian, every church seems to be full of these people.

So, we appear to have a whole lot more in common than we have differences.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary
If we REALLY want God to bless America and the earth, GO VEGAN!

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