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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.


Deception in the Churches (Continued) – 6 August 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

In yesterday’s Blog I quoted from the New Testament – Matthew 10, starting with verse 34:

34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

35 "For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

36 and a man's enemies will be the members of his household.

~ New American Standard Bible

So many people, “Christians” included, talk about how important it is to love people; God commands that we love people. True! Then why do hard-hearted “Christians” reject and scapegoat so many of those – including fellow Christians and family members – who are concerned about the wholesale, unnecessary cruelty that farmed animals are caused to suffer?

Why is it that the suffering of billions of animals is so invisible to these church people? What is it that they don’t understand about Micah 6:8 of the Hebrew Bible and Galatians 5: 22-23 of the New Testament?

Micah 6:8

8. He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Galatians 5:22-23

22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23. gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

~ New American Standard Bible

Are such “Christians” being loving, kind, and good when they reject the truth about the holocaust of billions of God’s creatures? Do they really care about justice? Are they prompted by God’s Spirit when they reject the messengers as well as the message?

Isaiah 59:15

15. Yes, truth is lacking;
And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey.

~ New American Standard Bible

As I’ve written before, I look forward to the day when other animals are granted legal rights. Then the lies and loopholes of “welfare” for other animals will stop at long last; and the Church will no longer be able to use its indifference to the suffering of other animals, and their warped interpretation of the Bible, as excuses to promote and condone the heartless exploitation of God’s other creatures.

Go on to: American Wild Mint – 7 August 2006
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