a reply to: theboarman
I understand but you are thinking about it, to think about it shall only make you depressed or even worse cause a kind of mental illness.
There are some monks in the Himalayas whom hate harming life in any form, when they eat they pray for forgiveness, when they walk they pray for
forgiveness for the tiny creatures they may have harmed.
What is of the dust must go back to the dust and what is of the spirit to the spirit, life is both positive and negative, try to dwell on the
positive and accept that in you those things you have eaten and harmed have an expression, there life meant something so long as you live yours but if
you reject life then what was it for?.
Choose life, find your own way and try not to judge others.
Yes there is needless cruelty, computer games have gone from jet set willy jumping over barrels and dodging death to shooting simulated enemy's and
it can not be morally responsible but it is what it is, TV has gone from hero's never killing the bad guy's but catching them to hero's slaughtering
hundreds of bad guy's with machine gun's, bazooka's and anything else they can lay there hand's on but once again it is what it is - except for the
obvious damage it must be doing to children's minds.
Cows would not exist if humans did not eat them, milk them and wild bison never existed in such numbers so as a species they are very successful even
if there lives are horrible in our view, same for all domesticated food animal's.
But you live in an exciting time, algae based food may one day give way to artificially synthesised food not unlike that portrayed in star trek
though made in a big factory somewhere and not a mythical replicator, we are learning to transcend our limited nature and in time we shall.
Life may mature, at the moment we are still barbarian's so?.
But as long as someone believes there has to be a better way then some day they will find one.
In the meantime LIFE is and rejecting that out of moral considerations is like a lemming running off a cliff so live it.