From all-creatures.org
and The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letter from Barb About Living in the Will of God - 24 Nov 2009

Hi, Mary & Frank!

It was such a wonderful treat to, not only see you again, but to hear Frank's presentation! Wow! What an inspiration. His were my thoughts for years! In spite of the fact that I am a believer, have unyielding faith, I have never been able to find any church, synagogue, etc. whose doctrine I could accept!

I've always been an independent thinker and could not allow myself to be 'enslaved' by a specific doctrine, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH HAD INHUMANE IDEAS FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS! (much to the frustration of my parents when I was growing up and to many of my friends/associates.) I've found a 'home' with like-minded folks who feel equally compassionate about ALL God's creatures!

Frank, I would love it if, whenever you have a spare moment (of which you rarely have, I'm sure!) if you could e-mail me those biblical passages from the Old Testament which you referred to in your presentation i.e. God's statements about consuming meat etc. and the consequences if man did so.

As we all too well know, man has a tendency to extract phrases out of context which, in his opinion, justifies his killing and/or eating meat! I think one such line is something like: "man has dominion over animals"? etc.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time at our compassionate Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday! The REAL bonus was in seeing you again!

Sincerest best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful to have you as friends!

Love in friendship,

PCRM Ambassador for healthy hearts & improved school lunches, Star-McDougaller, author, and national public speaker,  mom of four vegan adult children

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Barb:

Thank you very much, we also enjoyed seeing you again, and hope to do so again in the near future.

If you look in the Bible section of our web site, you will find some articles to help answer your question.

Look at Living in the Will Rather than the Concessions of God
and Genesis 9:1-4, and also look at what happens in verse 5 in your Bible, which will describe the curse in more spiritual terms, but by putting your medical and health understand together with it, you will see what I was talking about.

If you have any questions let us know.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary