Volume 93, Issue 82

Tuesday, March 7, 2000


OPINIONS

Contrioversial or just inappropriate?

Give up beer, we dare you

Too little, too late from Western

Who wants to learn?

Libs trip up Alliance

What's the difference?

Give up beer, we dare you



To the Editor:

Lent 2000 provides Christians with a fitting opportunity to give up meat in recognition of Christ's 40 day fast in the wilderness, while simultaneously experiencing the health benefits of a vegetarian diet.

This opportunity is open to all Christians who feel moved to offer Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, tangible thanks during the millennium. What better way to offer thanks to Christ than to emulate His boundless mercy and compassion? It's so easy and yet the effect is so significant. By saying "No" to the slaughterhouse and "Yes" to the Lamb of God, we not only spare countless innocent souls immense suffering, we gain greater physical and spiritual well-being.

Standing firmly against cruelty, vegetarianism provides Christians with the practical means of fulfilling Christ's call for greater mercy and compassion. Christ, the Lamb of God, brings us a new kind of flesh and a new kind of blood. Christ offers us His flesh and His blood – the flesh and blood of self-sacrifice and perfect love.

Christians are duty-bound not to corrupt the sacred flesh and blood of Jesus Christ with the flesh and blood of cruelty and violence. We can live healthy lives without perpetuating the horrors of the meat industry.

At the dawn of the new millennium, let's bring Isaiah's vision of Christ's peaceable kingdom, where the wolf dwells with the lamb and all creation lives in harmony, a step closer.

Anthony Neesham
Boston, Lincolnshire, England





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