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"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.


Glorifying Animal Suffering - 30 Mar 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

A few days ago, while in a car dealership/auto repair center located in Ravena, New York, we noticed posters of a Reformed Church advertising their ham dinner fundraiser. At the top of this “tasteless” ad was a drawing of the head of a smiling pink-colored pig; and below that, three pigs – colored bright pink, green, and blue – standing on their hind feet, dancing, and smiling. Isn’t it interesting how humans put animals through hell and then have the gall to shamelessly portray them as ridiculously “happy”?

The disconnect portrayed in this ad is so telling and so outrageous! Sentient, intelligent creatures (Actually, they are more intelligent than dogs!) are put through hellish misery, and for what? A ham dinner! Or as someone once said, for “a morsel.” It is very difficult to believe that no one in a “Christian” church would step forward and question having such an event at all. I wonder if all the church members are so brainwashed by their upbringing and clerical teaching that they see nothing wrong with the torture of animals for pleasure and profit? Are there no true, born again believers indwelt by the Holy Spirit Who would touch their conscience?

We create a bloodthirsty “God” and then have the nerve to invoke His blessing on the carcasses of the mutilated animals we serve, with never a word of acknowledgement concerning the suffering of these creatures of God. (The fact that we serve these abominations in our churches in this day and age, two thousand years after Christ’s final sacrifice, says a lot about the true state of our souls.)

This is another example of how Christianity has been hi-jacked.

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