Those who rely on the Bible often think that we have been put in charge of the animal kingdom to do with as we wish. They think that they are masters of life and death of all that walks, flies, and swims in our oceans. They seem to think that we have been given carte blanche, a free reign, to murder all living things so that we might live.
There is another biblical ‘item’ we must consider. In the Bible, the Hebrew word ‘nephesh’ is invariably translated as ‘soul’. On closer examination we learn that it should have been translated as animal soul. And this concept, in turn, means the subconscious, or the sum-total of all memories in a specific individualization that manifests life. And, if you choose to rely on the Bible, then rest assured that ALL animals are souls. Yes, including you and me. As individualized Consciousness continues to reincarnate, It advances to ever higher realization, until It arrives at conclusion that It, and It alone, is at the root of the Creative Process we call life. Eventually we all realize that, as the prophets of old have foretold, we are gods.
And then there is another item.
Genesis 1:30 states:
“To every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat.”
I assume that there is life within you. If yes, then this admonition applies to you. You must find your ‘meat’ within the green herb. Or… don’t claim to have anything to do with Judeo-Christian ethic. And don’t say that Yeshûa has eaten meat. So has Buddha, rather than let it go to waste. And Yeshûa produced fish from an ‘empty’ basket to feed 5000 people.
And if you discard the Bible as a source of accumulated knowledge, then Homer stated it quite convincingly in his Odyssey: “Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”
Yes, this applies to bacteria and viruses, that often are much stronger than we are. Here’s hoping that humans are more advanced on the scale of evolution than the microscopic bugs. Are you? Or do you still eat other animals. (I, too, still cheat on occasion).
We have been given husbandry, not license to murder.
And this brings us to cats and dogs. To their minds and souls. Every single story has been dictated to me by my friends. They don’t always come out quite right, but, well, nothing is perfect in this world. One day they, too, will eat only ‘green meat”. As we do.
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