Snuff It #4
A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to man, nor shall a man wear a
woman's garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the lord.
The CoE has as part of its guiding principles a fondness for this planet. If
this is so, how can you not value humankind after having any kind of a life?
[What a piece of work is man, etc.]
Unlike other "misanthropic" organizations (e.g. VHEMT, GLF), the
CoE does not advocate complete Human extinction--except as a last resort,
should efforts to restore balance between Humans and the remaining
species fail. It was exceedingly difficult for nineteenth-century Indians
to value the white man while he was systematically destroying their way of
life. It's equally difficult for me to value Humans while they're turning
the Earth into a giant sewer. Nonetheless, many Indians did--and still
do--manage to feel sympathy for whites. I usually manage to feel
sympathy for Humans, but don't push your luck by bragging about how great
What does cannibalism have to do with the Church's mission, other than the
shock value? Isn't it enough that a body be dead? What's the point of
If you're a typical flesh-eating Human in a "civilized"
industrial nation, you've probably never killed anything in your life. What
do you think about as you bite into your cheeseburger? Do you feel any
compassion for the animal that died so that you could live? Are you even
aware that you're eating the flesh of an animal? How can you tell? Is
there any blood? Where are the skin and bones and organs? Maybe they're
not good enough for you, fit only for your pet. Are you aware that the
animal you're eating lived its entire adult life in a tiny pen, force-fed,
and unable to take a single step? Do you think the people who killed the
animal spoke kindly to it, or prayed for it, or did anything to make its
death less painful? Could it be that they smashed its head with a
sledgehammer and threw it on a conveyor belt? Could it be that the meat
industry is engineered to conceal these truths, to hide them from you with
processing and marketing? Would you enjoy your cheeseburger as much if
you had to watch the animal die first? Do you think that the animal feels
pain less than you, or that its suffering is unimportant? Do you imagine
that you are superior to the animal?
Maybe if a third of the people on earth weren't going to bed hungry
every night, often because their land was taken away to grow food for
livestock, and maybe if you knew how to hunt and kill an animal, as an equal,
with weapons you made yourself with your bare hands, and maybe if you knew
how to skin the animal, how to remove its flesh, how to cook what you could
eat, preserve the rest, and utilize every piece of the animal, wasting
nothing, and maybe if you were willing to get down on your knees and
thank the animal for allowing you to live, then maybe you
wouldn't have to eat Human flesh instead.
The US population is growing faster than that of eighteen other industrialized
nations and, in terms of energy consumption, when an American couple stops
spawning at two babies, it's the same as an average East Indian couple stopping
at sixty-six, or an Ethiopian couple drawing the line at one thousand.
-Joy Williams, "The Case Against Babies"
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