Posts Tagged ‘the sanctity of life’

Is it ridiculous to spare the lives of small animals?

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

A while back I was listening to talk radio and the host of the show said something that made me think. He said, “It’s ridiculous to spare the lives of insects and small animals because as humans we need to recognize that we are above these creatures.”

I disagree. In my opinion it is our human ability to feel compassion and mercy for all life that defines us as superior beings. With our superior intellect comes stewardship. It is our responsibility to protect and care for every miraculous spark of life that has been placed on this planet. Our ability to see and recognize the miracle of life gives us divine responsibility. This man’s logic would have us on the level of animals, killing without regret, not highly intelligent beings with conscience and the ability to reason. I understand that we all need to eat and there is a time to kill, but if we don’t have the sense to determine when that time is and when it is not, what does that make us?

Featured Artwork
Transitory Beauty
The Hunt
Winter Chase
Out Of The Night
Once Upon A Morning Walk
The Colors Of Innocense
In The Green Summer Meadow
The First Journey
Seeking The Light
Shawl Dancer
Ancient Home
Blue Wolf
Little Dancing Boy
Purple Ride
His Prayer
Under The Hunters Moon
Everybody Needs a Hug
Saphire Sunset
Morning Prayer
Wild Wheat
Spirit Hawk
Eagle Dancer
Fire Horses
Before The Dance
Dance Of The Undine
Rainbow Dancer
Daughter of the Sky
Lamanite Woman
Portrait of the Savior
Father Issac
The Raven
As Still as the Wind
The Horse
Among the Leaves
Searching for the Sun
Vision Quest
Horse in the Wind
Listening to the Wind
Solo Journey
Lion in Training
Behold Your Little Ones
Silence and Light
Mountain Home
Frosty Sunset
White Stallion
Brown Horse
Elf Queen
Little Red Squirrel
The Fisherman\'s Wife
Father Abraham
Elf Portrait