Food for thought
January 22, 2009
Global warming along with other mounting environmental threats are serious problems except to denialists – people into blindness as a way of living.
“Last month, the United Nations (UN) published a report on livestock and the environment with a stunning conclusion:
‘The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’
It turns out that raising animals for food is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and not least of all, global warming.
…when it’s all added up, the average American does more to reduce global warming emissions by going vegetarian than by switching to a Prius.”
By Kathy Freston at Huffingtonpost.
On that, here is a look at a humble text with an open mind:
Man was not supposed to live on flesh alone; if on any blood at all. His Creator lined up a contract in which He offers to supply man with everything which grows on a tree, bush and stalk for meat; at little or no cost. That would solve the basic implications of His imperative not to kill.
“That don’t impress me much… ” said the creature and ventured to sink his incisors into flesh and blood.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you” said the Creator but His Words fell on deaf ears and eyes blind to the suffering with which they surrounded their daily bread.
So He handed them over to follow their own minds and to dishonor their temples, and though everything was licit to men not everything was convenient. Consequence would eventually tell the tale and a bit of weeping and gnashing of the teeth would show their remorse. Now we feed on the rumor of a penalty for dining on flesh with its pain and stain.
You cannot say man wasn’t warned and that he had no alternative. It was all there from the beginning; signed sealed and delivered.
“A petty or paltry theologist is a theologaster (1621), coined in M.L. by Martin Luther (1518)”