Elrond, nice critical breakdown of my post.
Have you ever been to a factory farm?
How would you react if a bunch of cannibals entered your house, abducted your entire family, locked them in a room together where they could hardly move,fed them ground up bodies of other humans ,gave them large doses of hormones ,denied them sunlight for weeks on end, made them know that not one damn person gave a toss about them .....and then...to top it all off....hit them all over the head and then slit their throats.
It is well known that humans do not need animal products to live healthily. In fact the opposite is true.
Unlike the Hicks, here are some quotes from people who are actually living from the level of compassion, not selfishness.
"How are we to build a new humanity? Only by leading men toward a true, inalienable ethic of our own... Reverence for life comprises the whole ethic of love in its deepest and highest sense. It is the source of constant renewal for the individual and for mankind. "
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. "
"We must never permit the voice of humanity within us to be alienated. It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man. "
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
"Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight."
Rev. Dr Andrew Linzey 1952 -
"The question is not, Can they reason?
Nor Can they talk?
But, Can they suffer?"
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men. Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it.
- Quoted in the Life by St.Bonaventura
St.Francis of Assisi 1181-1226
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Edison 1847-193
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of meat,
we deprive a soul of the sun and light,
and of that proportion of life and time it had been
born into the world to enjoy."
SENECA (C.5 - C.E.65)
Roman philosopher, tutor to Nero
"The eating of meat extinguishes
the seed of great compassion."
The BUDDHA (circa 563-483 B.C.)
If you don't like my opinions leave.But just remember, the animals can't leave the cages that hold them. They are captive and suffering. As you cozy into your bed tonight, try to imagine the pain and the suffering that they endure day after day and night after night. Next time you get some soap in your eyes, try to imagine that pain for 3 or 4 days at a time. Next time you have a stomach ache, try to imagine liquid plumber being poured down your throat till you puke so much blood that you bleed to death. Next time you bump your head, try to imagine being a monkey and getting a steel plate smashed into your skull at 50 miles per hour. Then, only then should you feel compelled to tell me that I'm wrong about my opinions. For all these things have happened in the name of science. They continue in abundance till this day.
I believe people like the Hicks are doing more harm than good on this planet with their wishy washy information. They tell people what they want to hear and pretend to be doing it through a "Channeled" group of entities called "Abraham"..... dear oh dear!
I will not say anymore about this as I have made my opinions clear.