Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - November 1, 2018
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Comment on Last Week's Essay
  3. From the All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey, who leafleted at Mercy Me in Little Rock this week, writes:

Chip and I handed out 1200 CVA booklets at Mercy Me concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR. Dave and Judy handed out another 275 booklets, for a total of 1475 booklets.


2. Comment on Last Week's Essay [Original Sin, Part 50, Salvation]

I think "special" is ambiguous. It may refer to speciesist attitudes, but not necessarily. When I regard myself as a human being as special, I am thinking of ways in which I am unique and highly valued by my family and friends, and especially by God. But everyone else is also valued in particular ways by some of those around them, and certainly by God. I don't think the word entails being superior per se to others, as individuals or as members of a species. People are superior to animals in some ways and inferior to them in others – but all are beloved by God.
- Gracia Fay Ellwood

Reply

I think this is a good a valid point. In our individualistic society, where success means winning competitions for money, attractive mates, etc., being special is often equated with being better than others. This might explain why many people seem to think that they must be superior to others to be “special” and worthy of God’s favor. This attitude appears to be quite universal but it doesn’t have to be this way.
- Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry


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