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Mar. 14th, 2004 | 03:52 pm

On veganporn they had a link to a WSJ article on companion animals at religious services. In the text describing the WSJ story, there was a reference to a 1990 declaration by Pope John Paul II that animals do have souls.

Considering veganporn can be a bit quirky I decided to do further research. From catholicireland.net: During a public audience in 1990, Pope John Paul II reminded listeners that "also the animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren"; that they are the "fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect"; and that they are "as near to God as men are"

This then led me to discover Rev. Dr. Andrew Linzey and his book Animal Theology.

This quote ivu.org/news/1-96/linzey.html" Think then, my brethren", preached John Henry Newman at Oxford in 1842, "of your feelings at cruelty practised on brute animals, and you will gain one sort of feeling which the history of Christ's Cross and Passion ought to excite within you."</a> leads me to want to pass out christianized vegan literature outside mel gibson's passion of christ.

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Bolowolf

Somewhat related

from: bolowolf
date: Mar. 15th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I read your post and was wondering if you identify as Christian. I don't think I know much about your religious beliefs...although maybe you've posted them and I'm just blanking on them now. Brainfarts can be annoying like that.

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Diane Trout

Re: Somewhat related

from: alienghic
date: Mar. 15th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Actually I'm an atheist, but since I think vegetarianism & veganism is necessary to increase food security I'm willing to try theological arguments to convince people who are christian to move to plant based diets.

My motivation for veganism is much more about things like China's Shrinking Grain Harvest.

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