And Now for Something Completely Different

Unrelated (but related) to animal rights, I am today pondering a couple of questions related to religion.

  • Jesus, according to the christian bible, was a poor Jewish carpenter, who lived a humble life of poverty. So, why is it then, that there are so many super rich “christians” especially those mega church pastors? If you are supposed to emulate and live like Jesus, who was by no means rich, how are you being a true follower?
  • If we are alone here in this vast universe, and we are the only habitable planet in the entire expanse of space, why did god create the entire universe as vast and magnificent as it is, knowing that we would be the only tiny little speck inhabited? Knowing we would never see all there is to see out there, why did he “create” it all? And, if there are other worlds out there, did he create those planets and populate them with the same types of people as we are? Did they require a “savior” too because their version of “Adam and Eve” also ate of the apple, or kumquat, or whatever the equivalent fruit was?
  • And if god gave dominion over all of the animals of the earth to man, did he or does he condone the incredible cruelty and violence we commit on these animals? Did he give them emotional lives and feelings, and family structures just so man could destroy them at every turn? And if he doesn’t condone this cruelty, how can any “christian” eat or use animal products? Why would they not all be Vegans?

Just askin’

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