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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.


Today’s Thought – 16 December 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

These words of wisdom present lasting fundamental truths that never become outmoded:

“The moral duty of man consists of imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God, manifested in the creation, toward all His creatures.”
– Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
English born American Revolutionary patriot and writer
The Age of Reason

“Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the earth….”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919),
American poet
The Worlds and I

Both of these writers appear to have recognized that in order to have peace among the humans in the world, we must get to the root of the problem and stop abusing nonhumans. Praying for peace and for the Lord’s blessing while eating the body parts and secretions of other animals is hypocrisy.

The solution? Go Vegan – it’s good for humans, nonhumans, and the environment we all share. And, you may be surprised at the number of blessings you will receive.

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