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It is very strange for you to promote the most horrible farm animals' suffering by support meat/dairy/egg consumption in our society of factory farms and meat packing plants where terrified, trembling animals are on one side and cut up meat comes out from other side!!! Your messages are the reason why so many people want to stay away from people like you and don't want to hear anything about Jesus. Shame on you!!!


Well, it certainly hasn't kept you away. Nor is my position strange as I follow the command, "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God" (I Peter 4:11).

Peter described Jesus thus, "Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone," and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed." (I Peter 2:7-8). A statement that you are offended is empty. It only gives the opinion of one lowly human. It is no better nor worse than my own personal opinion.

The main problem that you are having is that you do not have God behind your position. Hence, you are reduced to making silly sounding emotional statements which are unable to defend your position. Instead of trying to mold God in your own image, you need to submit to the Truth: "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving" (1 Timothy 4:1-4).

If meat processing plants bother you, then may I suggest returning to the older ways of raising your own livestock and doing your own butchering?


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March 15, 2005