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Pity – 5 March 2009

These two quotations speak of pity and the animals’ dependence on humans to help bring about an end to their unnecessary suffering. As long as people mistreat nonhuman animals, they cannot claim to be superior to them.

“Animals cannot help themselves. They can only hope that some day man will soften his heart and have pity on their suffering.”
~ Rev. G. B. Vivian-Evans

“Human dignity begins to assert itself only at the point where man is distinguishable from the beast by pity for it.”
~ The Regeneration of Mankind
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
German composer, poet, and essayist

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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.

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