Re: Theos-World Re: Whale slaughter...please enter "blog" comment.
Feb 10, 2008 03:57 AM
In our office building, there are couple of family counsellors and they are
busy. We see them busy. This indicates a constant battle goes on every day
with many many. So the wars are just an external manifestation.
On the issue of killing animals for food, unfortunately all the dirty
cruelty it out of sight so out of mind. I wonder how many of us who eat meat
are capable of ourselves killing the animals we eat? Not many. First time
you kill an animal with your own hands and see the cruelty and suffering,
you may change your ideas about the animals sacrificing themselves for our
benefit. Even a visit to a slaughterhouse will change your mind. In the past
high schools would take the students to tour slaughterhouses. No more. Many
of the students never again ate meat after they saw with their own eyes.
On 2/10/08, nhcareyta <email@example.com> wrote:
> War does not begin on the battlefield, it begins in the mind of man.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > While we speak of the cruelty to animals, we should also keep in
> mind the
> > maiming, death and destruction casued in wars and sacrificing of
> > young men and women for the sake of "world peace", "national
> > "democrary", "freedom", "emancipation of women" etc. Also when we
> look at
> > people (even theosophists) who organize treatments/therapies for
> > coming back from war with mental problems, these are the same
> people who say
> > not a word about the war itself which is the root cause of all these
> > suffering. This reminds me of the comments of Ted Turner, the guy
> > started CNN said before the war -- it is the dumbest thing to do
> and he
> > repeated it even recently.
> > mkr
> > On 2/9/08, adelasie <adelasie@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Interesting comparison, Cass,
> > >
> > > ...as barbaric as a savage eating the heart of a lion to transfer
> > > strength to the eater.
> > >
> > > The "savages" might have known more than we do about the unity of
> > > life. To pray to the animal to come so that the people might be
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > animal could survive. Do we use all the parts of the animal and
> > > 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."
> > >
> > > Adelasie
> > >
> > >
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