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Re: Theos-World Re: Whale slaughter...please enter "blog" comment.

Feb 09, 2008 06:59 AM
by adelasie

Interesting comparison, Cass, barbaric as a savage eating the heart of a lion to transfer its 
strength to the eater.

The "savages" might have known more than we do about the unity of all 
life. To pray to the animal to come so that the people might be fed, 
or the courage might be shared, to use all the parts of the animal 
for goods that would be made by hand, the only source of such goods, 
to express gratitude to the animal for its sacrifice, to face the 
animal on foot with hand made weapons, this presents quite a 
different scenario. Now we use technology to create weapons that no 
animal could survive. Do we use all the parts of the animal and waste 
nothing? Do we express our gratitude to another life form for its 
sacrifice that we may live? Do we kill an animal so that our tribe 
can survive? Or are we motivated by profit above all? 

It seems reasonable to realize that the Japanese are not the only 
nation engaged in some such activity. Maybe we are the "savages."



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