Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - February 12, 2021
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Interesting Article
  2. Moral Frameworks part 7: Kindness
  3. All-Creatures.org Ministry

1. Interesting Article

Could We Stop Killing?—Exploring a Post-Lethal Vegan or Vegetarian Agriculture By Stefan Mann

2. Moral Frameworks part 7: Kindness

Last week, I considered compassion as a helpful framework for morality. It has many attractions, but it can be emotionally draining. What about kindness?

From a moral standpoint, if we try always to be kind, we will often bring joy and avoid harm to others. From a practical standpoint, it is relatively easy, and not emotionally draining, to ask ourselves, “Is what I’m doing kind?” This has advantages over a question people often ask themselves: “Am I justified in doing this?” This latter question can lead us astray because our personal desires often bias our sense of justice. Striving to be kind puts the focus on the needs of others and undermines our predilection to yield to our own, natural sense of personal entitlement.

We can’t do what others want or even need all the time. Sometimes, there is no way to meet everyone’s needs, and sometimes there are irreconcilable conflicts between individuals when it comes to meeting important needs. If we honestly reflect on whether or not our choices are kind, we will tend to follow a righteous path.

It can be exhausting to treat every choice in life as an ethical dilemma. Next week, I will attempt to synthesize the thoughts of the first 7 parts of this series.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

Newsletter: We just published this week’s edition of our all-creatures Newsletter, which we hope you like and share it with others to help stop the exploitation and killing of animals.



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