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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.


Spiritual Intelligence – 16 February 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

In my Blog entitled “Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom – 2 October 2006”  I wrote about spiritual intelligence. At some time in their lives, the people whose words are quoted below used their brains to “make the connection” about nonhuman animals and the eating habits of humans. Their words of wisdom are the result of their ability to use knowledge, and they exhibit spiritual intelligence.

“I will not eat anything that walks, runs, skips, hops or crawls. God knows that I've crawled on occasion, and I'm glad that no one ate me.”
Alex Poulos

“I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals.”
Henry David Thoreau

“We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Since visiting the abattoirs of S. France I have stopped eating meat.”
Vincent Van Gogh (in a letter to his brother Theodore)

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