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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.


Humane Religion – 28 February 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

The online magazine Humane Religion is a must read. Please visit for the January-February issue as well as fascinating, eye-opening articles from back issues that are just as, or even more, relevant today. You’ll be glad you did!

I am especially impressed by one of the articles in the current issue entitled Christianity and Fur by Jan Fredericks, L.P.C., M.A., who is the founder of God's Creatures Ministry. Here is an excerpt from the article that I think is truly inspired by God and makes a lot of sense:

“While churches denounce the violence of television and films, of computer games and websites, as detrimental to their children's moral development, the violence perpetrated by adults on helpless animals is ignored. It is gratuitous violence and those young people who have not yet sold their souls to the status quo, know it for what it is. They, more than their complacent parents, react to the sight of infant seals beaten to death because their snow-white bodies are such a valuable commodity.”

“They are more likely than their parents to remember a news item that shows ranch-raised animals being anally electrocuted in order to preserve the fur for which they have been bred. And they are usually more troubled than their parents by reports of the slow and agonizing deaths of those creatures who are caught in steel traps.”

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