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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.


Indifference and Callousness – 12 January 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

In his book The Longest Struggle – Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA, Norm Phelps says: “Indifference based on ignorance, even willful ignorance, can be overcome with knowledge; callousness developed as a defense against compassion is harder to penetrate.”

I think that examples of willful ignorance are those who, wanting to continue their use of animal-derived products, say “Don’t tell me; I don’t want to know.” Then there are those who hide behind religion, especially the old, worn out excuse for exploiting animals – you know the one – that God has given them “dominion” over animals. Some of these people have probably never even opened a Bible, but they think they’re being so very clever using that word to excuse their callous behavior.

Basically, what is lacking in people who continue to exploit non-human animals is love. They limit their love; but God’s love is all-encompassing, with no limits. That is why He sent Jesus to this earth: to teach us to love.

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