God gave them to us to be used as we see fit.
Sauce is Fox news facebook article on elephants being retired from the circus.
>go to heaven because St. Peter wasn't paying attention
>its full of fundies and no plants or animals. just endless miles of plain white clouds and people who refused to let their kids trick or treat
Is she joking? I understand everything she said, except for the "beauty" part. The most prominent motive in the Christian faith is(in a true neo-platonic fashion) to seek out the source of all beauty(namely God himself), and not waste your life appreciating temporal distractions.
It's not from there. I imagine anon googled one of those quotes and 9gag was the one to pop up. Happens to me all the time when I'm looking for a certain gif and can't find the original source or one without a shitty watermark.
If I understand correctly, according to Christianity soul =/= spirit and all living things have "a soul", but only humans have both. Which means all of them will be/can be resurrected by God if he wants to, but only Humans are judge-able. Talking with copypasta sure is fun.
Thanks, that's interesting. I had not thought much about that distinction. But it does indeed be a matter of interpretation even among christian study.
The main idea behind it is
>Human is created in "image and likeness" of God
>Therefore kind of triune as well
Animals don't even have souls so why does it matter how we treat them.
Ella is right on. Even if you believe that God put them here 'for us' it's selfish to decide that your own needs and wants are more important than others. It's this poacher mentality of "I want this animal so I get it" which completely disregards what the rest of humanity wants and what's good for the earth etc. Not to mention what's good for the animals that God apparently made... You'd think he would want us to not demean them and make them dance for us. :/
this idea is pretty new - that things belong to the people and that means all the people so they shouldn't be used individually by any of the people.
Up until about the 1990's, anything that belonged to the public was available to be taken and used by the first person to grab it, with very few exceptions.
so you may see personal use as selfish, but that's not how older adults see it. Only time will tell if your kids and grandkids agree with your views. Personally I think it's more selfish to say things can't be used because not everyone can use them. I think yours is the selfish view.
> the very first animal was killed by God so man could have clothing
Is this canon? I thought there was no need for clothes until Adam and eve became self conscious after eating from the tree of knowledge, at which point God told them they were on their own.
It would be nicer if you could somehow explain to the animals how much their captivity means to their brothers in the wild. Make them understand that they're the Christ animals, suffering so their brothers don't have to. Then they could get all righteous about it and shave their heads and stuff.
I think everyone would be happier all around.
but I'm ok with zoos even if the animals don't understand why they have to live in cages. Maybe we should rotate the animals we keep, like just capture new ones every year and let the old ones go. Maybe pay them a salary of portable food products when they leave. Or paint them bright colors so they get all the wild animal bitches when they get back on the block.