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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.


Wise Words – 5 January 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

The other day, I was reading an article that made the connection between diet and intelligence: vegetarians/vegans are more likely to have a higher intelligence than those who eat animal products.

Here are the quotations of two historical figures – intelligent thinkers who made the connection between the eating and/or treatment of other animals and human progress:

“My refusing to eat meat occasioned an inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.”
– Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790)
Printer, author, publisher, inventor, scientist, businessman, philosopher, statesman, and diplomat.

“As man advanced gradually in intellectual power and was enabled to trace the more remote consequences of his actions; as his sympathies became more tender and widely diffused, extending to men of all races, and finally, to the lower animals, so would the standard of his morality rise higher and higher.”
– Charles Darwin (1809–1882)
English naturalist and biologist

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