Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - October 12, 2020
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Justice, Part 9: Animals in the Realm of God
  2. All-Creatures.org Ministry

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1. Justice, Part 9: Animals in the Realm of God

Isaiah declared that nonhumans will be members of the “peaceable kingdom,” in which all creation lives in peace and harmony (11:6-9). His recognition that humans have kinship with nonhumans has been supported by evolutionary science, which has provided compelling evidence that we have common ancestors. If Darwinian evolutionary theory is broadly correct, and I think there is overwhelming evidence for this, then it makes no sense to claim that the realm of God excludes animals. If it did, one might wonder, when did this break occur? Evolution is a slow and gradual process, and it makes no sense to assert a clear break between humans and nonhumans at some point in time.

If the ideal world – the realm of God – should include nonhumans, then unnecessary violence toward nonhumans distances us from God’s ideal and thus from God. The supposed conveniences and pleasures of harmfully exploiting animals is not only tragic for the animals, it also carries a great spiritual price for humans. This spiritual price might have broad practical implications for humanity.

Next, I will start to consider the Malthusian dilemma. Will the “tragedy of the commons” doom human civilization, or can we collectively find a way to preserve the human civilization?

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

2. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

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