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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.


Consequences of Denial, Part II – 31 July 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Yesterday I touched on the causes of so much anti-social behavior in young people. Today, I want to offer a few more observations on the subject.

When girls take so much pride in torturing one of God’s creatures, a cat, that they post their disgusting video on the Internet – as in the Indianapolis, Indiana case – it becomes obvious that animals must be protected by legal rights.

It is time to stop imagining that these are rare cases or that evil really doesn’t exist. In the case of human slavery, would allowing each municipality or state to deal with the cruelty of slave owners according to their own laws have protected slaves? The answer is obviously, “No!” In fact, it took about 100 years after the abolition of slavery to give African Americans the legal rights they deserved from the beginning.

And now many of all races are venting their anger and frustration on God’s other animals who have no legal rights! It is time to stop the wishful thinking of “animal welfare” and face the facts: From companion animals to farmed animals – all animals are at the mercy of the merciless, and the only way to stop this is to enact legal rights for other animals.  

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