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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.


Words of Wisdom – 3 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Today’s first quotation is from Holly Cheever, a veterinarian whose excellent lectures we enjoy so much.

“We should give all animals the benefit of the doubt that they are fully sentient, even if our senses are too dull to appreciate fully their intelligence.”
– Holly Cheever, DVM

“Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel.”
– Leo Tolstoy

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