I love seeing statements like those, they apparently don't believe it enough to hop in front of a train. That'd be a great first step.I've heard similar things when people talk about putting nuclear waste on the moon. Like we'd be destroying the pristine moon habitat. Where does that self-hate come from you wonder.
I'm not sure I know what the specific source of the self hate is. As a general source, I feel safe in citing a lack or absence of Christianity (I would concede that I could've also said Judaism or Islam here as well - any religion recognizing what Christianity refers to as the Old Testament as inspired scripture).I don't see how any Christian person could see things the way the people responsible for those quotes see them. Two quick reasons, as encapsulated in Genesis 1:26-28 (both of the following two bullet points are presumptions I wouldn't expect a non-Christian to necessarily agree with or adhere to).* We are clearly different than all the other animals being that we were created in God's image and after God's likeness. (Here I'm thinking of the quote I saw where the person equated the value of the human species to that of slugs.)* All of creation is ours to subdue and have dominion over.So clearly, to me, elevating nature to such a lofty status is not a Christian idea.Obviously a biased answer though. It would also be a perfectly valid to cite a lack of Nazism as potentially being responsible (I'm thinking social Darwinism here) - not only did the Nazis think they were superior to slugs, they thought they were to superior to Jews, Gypsies, Blacks... etc.
Bryan, you must have heard about the Christmas day Tiger attack at the SF Zoo. Well they had a memorial service for the person who was killed....and for the Tiger (who was put down by Zoo authorities)Enough said.
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