REVELATION 4 - PRINCIPLE 4
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL & HUMAN
God & Human. All are one & the Same.
There is no difference in terms of some life needs more acceptances and other life needs less. All life has a desire to live-until its time is ended and it wants to die, voluntarily, and return to its source- God. God does not love one life more than another. God loves all life equally. All life has equal rights to life and happiness in the mind of God.
HOW DO YOU LOOK UPON THE ROLE OF ANIMAL vs. PEOPLE? ARE ANIMALS INFERIOR TO PEOPLE? WHAT RIGHTS SHOULD ANIMALS HAVE?
People are a species of animal. It would not be wrong to look at other animals as persons – different kinds of persons. It is arrogant for Homo sapiens to set themselves apart from other animals – so different, in their minds, as if they were above animals. Catholic male domination says that we are animals, by, just a little lower than angels. We are “human & divine.” But animals are divine, too. Every atom has God in it as its substance. Cannibalism is a taboo – but essentially – eating any flesh is the same. Euthanasia is a taboo – for Homo sapiens. But it is taught that the most merciful thing to do, when other species are seriously ill or hurt, is to put them out of their misery. People are encouraged by their bets to bring in their beloved pets, when they are in bad shape, to be killed. Would you kill a member of your family if he were sick or hurt? Would you put your mother/father to sleep if she/he had cancer?
Every individual, no matter how sick or dying, should be allowed to die in the natural manner. There is a mental transition – a spiritual transition- that has to be made along with physical death. Certainly animals should be allowed to die without any help. When they are ready – they will die. The greatest thing we do for the dying is to show then we care, that we love them. This gives comfort and eases the pain, and can make dying sweet. But when we hasten death by killing them – that does not show love, That takes all the kindness out of our attitude toward their death. They know we don’t love them, that we wanted to end their life quickly to ease our own pain, discomfort. We are partners in the deaths of our loved ones, and how we act toward them determines if we are assisting in their death, or hurting them more in it. It is a partnership where the dying, and those who assist the dying, both become more spiritual, more charitable. As for humans – they should be able to make a choice, because they have the ability to express it. If they made a choice to die – it is their own decision. With animals, we do not know their choice, and we cannot anticipate it. But if a human makes a choice to die, I think they should carry it out themselves. Why involve others? The way humans differentiate between themselves and animals is not the way God intended. Consider how dogs and cats are treated at shelters. A dog is dragged in against his will. He is frightened. He doesn’t know what will be done to him – maybe tortured. But if he shows any signs of aggression, he is murdered, and if nobody accepts him for adoption, he is killed. Nobody thinks about these things or questions them. Imagine such treatment of humans, the homeless. There would indeed be an outcry. But animals – we are taught by our religion they are subhuman, so we can love them or kill them any time we want. This is absurd. This is male domination thinking. There must be other solutions to the problems of overabundant dogs and cats than to kill them. Women would find such solutions if they were in charge. And I don’t mean in charge as managers of male – made institutions. I mean as creators of their own institutions.
The transgression against animals during hunting season is monumental. Hunting for sport is a sin. There is no reason for it. Killing animals for food – if one really needs it – is not a sin. But many hunters pretend they are hunting for food but really doing it for “fun.” It is part of their demonic machoism.
END REVELATION 4