Our Silence About Animal Abuse Promotes Abuse of Humans
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Our Silence About Animal Abuse Promotes Abuse of Humans
Comments by Tev Treowlufu - 27 Aug 2003

Well, I didn't post so much to create a debate as to obtain clarity.

When I ate meat (I come from a grill steak and pot roast family), I didn't think anything of it. Back then, it didn't register as one of "the" sins (not that I was very conscious of my sins, being a non-practicing Catholic). Perhaps, that is the nature of meat eating. It is a self blinding sin. Or perhaps moral knowledge and moral behavior is evolutional.?

I listen to a local Christian radio station (while I do illustrations), and recently one particular preacher, Chip Ingram (who has presented what I call "good news" on previous preaching programs), stated that "being anxious" is a sin because we are not trusting properly in the Lord.

It occurred to me that in order for Christians to speak to one another, we had to present our ideas to one another in the context of "sin identification". We seem to want our fellow Christians to be aware of the brutality of modern animal husbandry, but will they listen if they don't understand it via "sin identification"?

Thanks for responding and discussing this. I am sure I shall work it out to my satisfaction and peace of mind. Writing that makes me think of a line from that James Garner movie, "Support Your Local Sheriff" ... nothing better than knowing that my deputy is satisfied in his mind about everything... at least, words to that effect.



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