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Traditions of Treachery – 3 August 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

The exploitation of non-human animals by humans has a common basis: trickery – in other words: dishonesty or deception.

Think about how the very popular “sport” of “fishing” uses the cruel tricking of sentient beings by dangling hooks on which other living creatures – “night crawlers” (aka earthworms) – are impaled, or by the use of other lures! By the way, it seems as though you can’t find a gas station around here that doesn’t sell “night crawlers” as a sideline.

This sociopathic world is so addicted to fish-killing, trapping, shooting, etc. that the vast majority – most of whom consider themselves “good” people – fail to recognize these activities for what they are: evil trickery that really glorifies Satan, the father of lies and deception. To paraphrase Isaiah 28:15 –They have made falsehood their refuge and have concealed themselves with deception.

So these traditions of treachery are passed on from generation to generation; but “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)

To read “Deception – 28 April 2007,” please visit: 

To read “Deception in the Churches – 5 August 2006,” please visit: 

To read “Deception in the Churches (Continued) – 6 August 2006,” please visit: 

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