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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.


Endangered Red Pandas – 2 July 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Two baby red pandas, hand-held by a woman, were shown on the TV news yesterday. She mentioned how they were considered endangered and that there were only 2,500 left. Yes, they were absolutely adorable.

However, I find it so unbelievable that a fuss is made over an animal that is considered “endangered” while billions of other baby animals are treated as commodities to be consumed (as on factory farms), or trashed (as male chicks are, for example), or poisoned, or cruelly trained to provide entertainment, et cetera. Aren’t those exploited billions put “in danger” (“endangered”) every day? Do you see the enormous disconnect?

When are the vast majority of people ever going to wake up and admit what is so obvious? When is the arrogance of the human race going to stop? What is it going to take to make them realize that these are all sentient beings who have God-given rights?

God gave humans, as stewards, the responsibility of taking good care of His creation. They have failed miserably.

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