I’d like to draw attention to two article recently posted on Sacred Tribes Journal that look at animal theology.
Animals and Morality – Four Views
“The German Christian mystic, Hilkdegard, instructed, ‘do not regard other creatures as existing merely to serve your bodily needs. By cherishing them as God requires, your soul will benefit.'”
“Calvin DeWitt, director of the AuSable Institute for Christian Environmental Education rightly says, ‘If you translated that story [Noah’s Ark] into modern terminology, you would frame it as saving threatened species'”
Animals Matter to God – Rediscovering Creation Guardianship
“There are contemporary Christians for whom the subject of animals is important on ethical and theological grounds, just as there has been in the past. It is clearly a matter where Wiccans, Pagans and Christians need to talk to each other about their respective views, concerns and actions.”
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I’m returning your visit and really like what you have to say here. You remind me of my friend Martie the Jehovah’s Witness. She’s a serious environmental and animal activist. She interprets the biblical mandate the same way you do, that mankind was put here to be caretakers of the earth not masters of it.
As an earth based spiritual practitioner (Wiccan), I always welcome the extra help. LOLOL. I don’t know where you stand on the rest of the things that annoy me about Baptists but I thank you for your stand on this.