posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 01:07 PM
Originally posted by diamondsmith
reply to post by WanDash
I never said that the answer is simple,that is why this thread,but please provide us with your thoughts.
I don't think the answer is as simple as the OP has suggested.
Well - Thanks for the invitation.
Actually, my thoughts are in direct line with the prior post...being - how far do you/we/I take it?
For some - "life" includes "all".
In the religious "catechism" that spawned me - God created everything for our (humans) pleasure. And thus, many attitudes I now count
reprehensible, were not only condoned, but applauded and encouraged.
A number of respondents have recalled their childhood/childish attitudes toward "pests"... I recall the same. I know it was trained-in.
Conversely, following the vein of admonitions from "Reverend Maynard", was another series of lines, stating - "Life feeds on Life feeds on Life
feeds on Life"...and, while our moral sensibilities might recoil at such a phrase, I don't think there is a genuine rebuttal to be found.
So - in response to the OP...I like to think that I'm promoting life and trying to respect all (or, as many as practicable) forms of the same...when
swerving to miss caterpillars, tarantulas, & grasshoppers, stepping over the routes of migrating ants, and otherwise attempting not to harm smaller
inhabitants of this world...but know that it is beyond the scope of individual survival "not" to participate in the consumption of other forms of