Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by Malcher
I have plenty of dangerous animals that live here. Snakes, bobcats, wolverines, bears, wolves, coyotes(interbred with wolves), lynx. I live and let
live, unless one attacks me, or my chickens(before when I had my girls, obviously I would protect them), then I don't care. I catch insects that get
into my house, and let them go back outside. I care for flies, mosquitoes, spiders, ants.
I think the problem lies with the phrase "my chickens". Since they are your chickens they are to be protected. This is understandable, to a degree.
What about the other chickens who only want to live in peace? I just dont understand weaker animals having to live in fear of predators and the
reasoning behind it. I think that is a "live and let live" philosophy.
The thing i am trying to get across is a planet devoid of aggression. How can one believe in evolution and not conclude we picked up some bad habits
along the way. Look at the skittish squirrel, why should he be afraid or weary of me. Why has the seed of fear been planted, for what purpose? I
cannot think of a good one myself. Sure this is radical, what if, scenario. But focus on how a type one civilization would live. And if we have a bad
human who harms another do we say "thats just the way he is"? Where did mans inhumanity to man stem from? Barring mental defects (and again we cannot
fault nature throwing a curve ball) so we can find ways to cure these maladies, humans are born good.
Think of a wild animal who hunts humans, does not take long for this animal to become the enemy and even in a psychological way. Cannot fault the
animal though, this is his nature - yet sooner or later the beast will end up dead and through violent means.
I will tell you i dont hurt any animals, dont hunt or fish either. I support humans to love all animals.I have no problem admitting i cannot even
watch the abused animal commercials, i close my eyes. Nothing compared to those who help these poor animals. This is the springboard for us to love
the downtrodden, those who have fallen on hard times.
I understand hunting and fishing and have no problem with others doing it and populations grow too large and end up starving too.
Now can i look into a beasts eyes and show the beast how to love? For if i cannot what does that tell me?
I will just leave this to science to figure out. What i am saying is paradise here on earth is attainable, within our grasp. Now that monkey in the
video may have found a little piece of paradise. With creatures who love him or her.
Just too much to say and too easily misconstrued so we live on a planet with danger. Yin and yang
), but then can we truly understand the good with no
knowledge of the bad? I think so. Then again if all you smelled was roses would you lose the appreciation? Would it make you sick (not speaking to
anyone in particular, generalizing). Granted, i can be wrong about all this. This is the lite version, made for prime time and we are just not ready.
It is interesting that we recognize danger when it applies to us. What would Jesus say about my proposals? I am not really sure. So we sit here
picking off the bad. Can a bird truly be free if it has to worry about being eaten. Whos idea of freedom is this?
edit on 6-8-2012 by Malcher
because: Yin and yang spelled wrong.