My heart journey. Jan.9,1988. On a Saturday morning, I went skiing
with my friend, Bob and his son Mark. Half way through the morning
I fell while making some maneuvers as all skiers do at some time or
another. I felt a little pain in my chest but nothing serious, thinking I
bruised a rib or something like that.
About an hour later, as I was going up the mountain on the chairlift,
I began feeling a pain in my stomach. I thought it was just
"If, for an animal, this life is all that he can have, the moral gravity of any premature termination is thereby increased rather than lessened...In short, if we invoke the traditional argument against animals based on soullessness, we are not exonerated from the need for proper moral justification.
"Indeed, if the traditional view is upheld, the question has to be: How far can any proposed aim justify to the animal concerned what would seem to be a greater deprivation or injury
THEY SHALL NOT HURT OR DESTROY
Animal Rights and Vegetarianism
in the Western Religious Traditions
Copyright 1995, 1999
Animals Have Souls
One widespread rationalization in Christian circles, often used to justify humanity’s mistreatment of animals, is the erroneous belief that humans alone possess immortal souls, and only humans, therefore, are worthy of moral consideration. The 19th century German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, condemned such a
A revelation is of no use for one whose mind is not prepared to receive it; the indispensable condition is, that the seer be in the Spirit, 1:10, 4:2
Hengstenberg, E. W. (1852). The Revelation of St. John. (P. Fairbairn, Trans.) (Vol. 1, pp. 67–68). New York: Robert Carter & Brothers.
Expect the unexpected. Being part of the great commission requires all to journey along paths that when you least expect it throws you a curve ball you never saw coming. Let’s face it, none of us can truly predict what’s coming around that blind spot of life