Ecce Agnus Dei....
Agnus Dei generally refers to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_of_God a term in Christian theology,
""Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." (Jn. 1:29). ""
Easter means Eternal Life ...
When looking at the conventional pictures allegorical of Christianity,I ask myself if some societies are able to envolve...!
Pictures representing the gentle Saviour carrying a lamb tenderly in His arms, one is struck with the contrast the orthodox Christian exhibits in his treatment of the lamb.
He, forsooth, hands it over to the butcher to cut its throat and hang it up, half-skinned, head downwards, with its vitals fully exposed in our streets,
its blood dripping on the pavement; and one is tempted to exclaim,
"Look at this picture and :
I contend, that lamb slaying, especially as a semi-religious function or "fetish," as at this season, is a gross piece of barbarism.
This view is not the mere fad of a fanatical Vegan or vegetarian.
How many people, I wonder, who eat lambs' flesh on the festival of Easter, would do so
*** had they to kill the animals themselves? Very few, indeed.
Then they have no moral right to depute others to do it.
The whole fabric of the atrocious custom of slaughter rests on one point, namely, it is only justifiable (* for some humans ) if it can be proved to be a necessity, and that proof is wanting.....
There is NO JUSTIFICATION TO KILL ANIMALS in the name of TRADITIONS !
No compassion, no love indeed for Easter in that way!
GO VEGAN for a compassionate EASTER :)
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If I read this Christian Easter poem .....:
Easter Means Eternal Life
A perfect God demands a perfect justice;
He cannot let us get away with sin.
We used God’s gift of our free will to trespass,
So heaven’s gates were closed; we couldn’t get in.
Our sin required our blood, a sacrifice,
To atone for all the wrongs that we had done.
"But I love them!" cried our Father, filled with sorrow;
"I’ll send my only Son to be the one."
Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus,
The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice.
He took our guilt and blame upon Himself,
So we could be with Him in paradise.
On Easter morning, he came back from death;
He vanished from the tomb, the empty grave.
His resurrection means eternal life
For us, the ones he came to earth to save.
This summarizes all the Easter story
And because of it, we’ll be with Him in glory.
I just read :
justice, blood, sacrifice,tomb, death, grave...
than love, compassion, even resurrection...
From The Vegetarian dated May 5, 1900.
Reproduced with Thanks to the Vegetarian Society.
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