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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.


Turkey – 26 November 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Today, after watching on TV news a disgusting example of mean-spirited “humor” at the expense of turkeys, I took another look at Karen Davis’ book More Than a Meal – “The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality.”

Here are a few of her comments about this horribly maligned creature:

“The turkey is ‘more than a meal’ in the sense that every creature is more than a meal outside the range of those who prey on it.”

“The ritual taunting of the sacrificial bird that is conducted by the media each year – what if this mean-spirited foreplay and blood sacrifice were taken away? What elements of Thanksgiving remain? …turkey eaters have claimed that the carnage they inflict is incidental to their appetite for togetherness.”

“…the cruelty of turkey production and positive views of turkeys appear in an overriding media context that makes light and fun of both the suffering and intelligence of these birds.”

In my opinion, when it comes to turkeys, the nastiness exhibited by the media is proof of just how sociopathic society really is.

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