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on this day ten years ago:

Nothing was blogged here 10 years ago today. Sorry. Must have been lazy.

Nothing was photographed ten years back.

Value of Life

In writing my exergesis on why I'm vegetarian I stumbled across a rather nice theological thought as to the sanctity of life which I thought I'd add here for future reference.

Put simply the life of an animal is significant to God, if this were not the case then what point would there be in animal sacrifices? Agreed the life of a person, especially his Son, is far more important, but animals do matter. As we know from genesis we are called to be stewards of the Earth which in cludes looking after the other animals who live in it. Sure we are given a position over them, animals are provided as food (I don't believe there is some eternal ideal that we should all be vegetarian) but this very priviliage requires, demands no less, that we care for them. Quite frankly I don't believe that we are fulfilling this role. Again, the lives of our neighbours are more important - Fair Trade and aid should take precidence over crulty to animals - but what if the two are not exclusive. Could it be that our miss-treatment of the world, the environment and animals is linked to our miss-treatment of our brothers and sisters. The underlying problem is the same and that is what needs fixing - loving others as you love yourself.

Then again if you don't love yourself how can you love others? I think this might be a bigger problem then we tend to let on. But I'll save that for another day.

[2007-04-24]