Friday, September 26, 2008

Nutty Idea's Abound

When you are committed to a worldview that values animal life above human life nutty ideas are going to sound plausible. Take for instance the idea proposed by PETA. They are proposing that Ben & Jerry's stop using cow milk for Ice Cream and begin using human mothers milk.

Now first of all this seems a little creepy to me. But think about the logic here. Milking cows is cruel because it causes them to suffer. Ok if milking causes suffering then why is it a better alternative to milk women and cause them to suffer. PETA confirmed for me again what I am convinced they believe, that animals are superior to people.

We simply cannot as Christians hold to a view like that. We are told in the Bible that we are made in the Image of God (Gen. 1:27). This gives us a uniqueness and a dignity that nothing else in this creation has. We must respect that and act accordingly. Our wives, mothers, and daughters are of infinitely greater value than that of any female cow. We are also told that we are to care for the earth as stewards (Gen. 1:28 to begin with). This means that we are to use the resources of the creation in a way that benefits those made in the Image of God, in a way that honors our God the creator, and that does not needlessly destroy what God has made.

Here is the link if you want to read the article

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