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Christian Animal Ethics

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Equality – Should It Apply to Animals?

If you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors – James 2:9“Us” and “them”. “He” and “it”.   “Human” and “beast”. Without even a second thought we use language that non-consciously makes the assumption that there are two groups; humans, and animals. We use language that non-consciously makes the assumption that the Golden […]

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Love Will Find A Way

One of my favorite songs is “I Believe” by Blessid Union of Souls. The lyrics “love will find a way” are a big part of the song. The song ends with the lyrics, “Please love find the way”. Eliot Sloan, the lead vocalist/pianist of the group, wrote the song because of a girl he once […]

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Where Does Fast Food Meat Come From?

Our American economy is based upon capitalistic ideals.  Capitalism with social safety nets has helped make America one of the greatest (if not the greatest of the) countries in the world. Goods and services are provided by businesses for the consumption by American consumers.  The businesses that can provide these goods and services to the consumers […]

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Is Eating Meat a Sin? Of Course Not.

Is it a sin to eat meat? Of course not… Is what I used to believe… I was sure of that. But now that I have studied this just about every day for the past decade, I can say definitively one way or the other.  So let’s find out… Is Eating Meat a Sin?To answer the question “Is Eating Meat […]

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I Tortured 500 Animals: A Confession

I can’t believe I am admitting this.  But I tortured animals for pleasure… At least 500 of them. Probably way more.Although this is not me, I certainly caused suffering to animalsI slammed many of them head first into the ground. I threw little birds into a grinder while they were still alive.  I locked up some animals in cages […]

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Are You a Speciesist? (and How to Tell!)

 Am I a speciesist? This is one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves.If you believe in the idea of equality, this question is going to be very important to you. Just as our slave-owning forefathers were racist but did not examine their ethics long enough to realize they were not following the idea of […]

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[Case Study] How Christ Saved Billions of Animals (and Counting)

Believe it or not… Jesus has saved more animals than anyone who has ever lived… …And maybe even more than anyone that ever will live​​​​​…  Don’t believe me?  Let’s dive into how this is possible and just how he did it… I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.John 10:11 Ever since […]

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Jesus Declared All Foods Clean, Right?

One of the most misunderstood verses of the entire Bible… Most people have been raised to believe that Jesus declared all foods clean. But is that the truth? Did Jesus actually tell us we could eat anything we want? Let’s find out:Following the EvidenceThe Jewish people of the Old Testament had very specific dietary laws which guided their […]

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Is Chick-fil-A Christian If They’re Doing This?

How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. –Matthew 23:37Most Christians in the U.S. know all about Chick-fil-A… Arguably the most well known company with a Christian ethos, Chick-fil-A proudly lists bible verses and Christian quotes in its mission statement […]

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