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God had those plants growing on earth in the first place. Which is the reason why people tend to ''work'' to feed themselves.
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Good work gives good fruit? Which is basically saying good faith works gives good fruit which also suggests bad faith gives bad fruit - some times the forbidden variety?
Plants are not self aware. If you still think its wrong to eat from what grows on the earth, STOP eating from what grows on the earth, if you can, that is.
I want to know what happen to the awareness of the dinosaurs or a blade of wheat I used for bread. What was the sacrifice of their body for if it extinguished their awareness? I do not think they could have pleasure in giving up their awareness or sacrificing their body and losing their awareness. And further... what does that mean to us, them, and God that they lose their awareness (supposing other life besides humans have awareness)?
It simply means God did humans a favor by making cattle a source of nutrition and labor and placing it within our control.
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I am not saying it is wrong.
I am asking what it means.
There is no ''loss''. Upon being slaughtered, the life of a cow returns to its Creator. The least humans can do for a cow is to treat it kindly while it lives and appreciate it as a gift from God, who created both humans and cattle. Humans are to express gratitude and thanks to God by mentioning God's name before they slaughter it for food.
What was God expressing when he created a cow with awareness and then you ate the cow and thus ended the cow's awareness?
What does the loss and sacrifice of the cow's awareness mean?
Does anyone know what concept(s) God is trying to show us by using plant and animal life as energy sources?
I get that their bodies are sacrifices, but what is the sacrifice worth to them, long term, if they do not have eternal awareness? What role do they play in reality?
Again, what is God trying to show us by using their life as our energy sources, if they do not have eternal awareness?
Please try to answer without reincarnation.
Add: Oh something else I have been thinking about...
What does waste mean to life?
Leaves falling off in Autumn?
The sun excreting photons, particles, etc., which we use as energy?
Etc and so forth?edit on 3/24/2014 by Bleeeeep because: (no reason given)