Re: Theos-World Re: Whale slaughter...please enter "blog" comment.
Feb 09, 2008 06:59 AM
Interesting comparison, Cass,
...as 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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