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CVA Weekly Newsletter
June 13, 2013

  1. More Comments on Larry Brown’s Essay

  2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. More Comments on Larry Brown’s Essay (e-newsletter 5/30)

Good essay. It could be that the power of economics is stronger than that of mercy. Or perhaps their taste for meat outweighs compassion or sensitivity to the suffering of our fellow creatures. Other possibilities are the influence of parents or doing what everyone else is doing.
Bob Innes
I could not empathize with you more.  Most Protestant pastors and congregations seem to have misinterpreted the Bible to mean that people are to slaughter God's creation! At best, they believe that being "good stewards" of God's creation means supporting the "right" of Big Oil and Big Coal and Big Meat Packers. 
You might possibly find more empathy among the Lutherans, Methodists, and Catholics. Catholics especially seem to lean towards Green views. There are even a few Orders that lean towards a vegetarian diet and meditative lifestyle. Unfortunately, meat-eating does seem to cause people to become more crass, mean, and domineering.  It takes a really gruesome film, such as Paul McCarthy put on-line, of the inner workings of a slaughter house to get through all the lard covering most people's brains! Perhaps you ought to show that film during these meetings with pastors. Even five minute might jolt their consciences.
Elise Hougesen

2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
Nothing is Impossible with God

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