Man the Animal

Man. He was created in the image of God, and put in dominion over all of nature, yet he trys to reject that and attempts to convince himself that he is just another animal.

“Evolution lowers man from the ‘image of God’ to the level of an animal. Why then should he not behave as one, in his own life and towards others?”

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Man desperately wants to separate himself from God. In his sin he desires to be his own master. Man wishes to be “just another animal”, yet his deeds set him apart.

“Animals don’t behave like men. If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.” -Richard Adams

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In this way, Man becomes Man, and not the animal he wished to be.

“…In little more than a single century from 1820 to 1945, no less than fifty-nine million human animals were killed in inter-group clashes of one sort or another…. We describe these killings as men behaving “like animals,” but if we could find a wild animal that showed signs of acting this way, it would be more precise to describe it as behaving like men.” -Desmond Morris

Oh that Man would raise himself to even “animality”, the world would be much better off.

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Imagine

Recently, I heard John Lennon’s “Imagine”. I was simultaneously struck by the beauty of the song, and appalled by the error of it’s message. So, I took the liberty to change some of the lyrics. I hope you enjoy it.

“Imagine” Revised

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s difficult I know
No hell below us
No place our souls to go
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no Maker
That’s something millions do
Nothing to live or strive for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Taking life in hate…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine no abortions
I wonder if you can
No more we’d kill our children
Create the end of man
Imagine all the children
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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A Reflection on Environmentallism

“How does man think he can exploit and pollute the earth with no thought of tomorrow?

Look to the beginning. From the dust man was made, and to dust he returns. In his creation, man uses energy and matter, but he then later returns energy and matter to the earth in his death.

The very course of his life is environmentally conscious, shouldn’t he be as well?”

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