Violence in God’s Name
Bruce Friedrich, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), writes about the
consistent endorsing of violence by Christians at the time of eating.
While the Bible clearly states that cruelty to animals is wrong, most
Christians don't think twice and continue to support the meat, dairy and
egg industries, which undeniably cause unimaginable and unnecessary
pain, suffering and early death to God's animals. Friedrich points out
that Pope Benedict XVI "boldly and rightly condemns violence that is
carried out in God's name."
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Are we supporting violence in God's name?
The Bible, for Christians, is a moral compass that helps us guide our
choices and decisions. It also clearly states that God's animals were
created as companions for us and that we have sacred stewardship over
them. This stewardship conveys care and respect, two traits that the
factory farming industry obviously lacks. Our actions should be
consistent with our beliefs; therefore, adopting a plant-based diet
should be our logical choice as followers of Jesus Christ.
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