I nearly packed this whole thing in out of a feeling of anger, powerlessness and insecurity combined.
I don’t understand a world where people claim to love animals then pay other people to hurt them secretly.
I don’t understand a world where ‘Buddhist’ precepts apparently make the most logical moral/religious sense to so many humans, but still they don’t gel with what we greedy things actually do in the ‘real world’.
Surely if there really was a genuine, underlying ‘meaning to life’ then the ‘moral’ way would be more clear cut and more attainable by all?
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu – May all beings be happy and free.
What a crock of shit.
In the competitive natural world where things need to evolve, find a niche and survive, sadly selfishness is the ONLY way forward with cruelty tacked on as an added survival imperative for many of the more parasitic/carnivorous/voracious species.
Who can believe the ‘universe’ is pure love?! Unconscious cruelty is everywhere.
Conscious cruelty goes unchecked. Surely pure love would reward the principled more and punish the amoral?
Oh, sorry… It does… but we have to wait til a mysterious and inexplicable afterlife?
How does this make sense?
A good parent educates their child there and then, not at some random time in the future.
Also good parents reward good children. I don’t see much of this either. Bad children get lots here on this random, survival of the fittest earth.
Why don’t moral people find themselves more blessed by ‘the universe’ in winning lotteries they can use to do good with and getting less early death than the morally corrupt?
Maybe there IS NO UNIVERSAL MORALITY.
It’s time to stop waiting for it to magically reveal itself.
Doesn’t matter. We all have our own consciences, and we all know when we are denying our conscience a right to be heard. We do all have an individual morality that is unique to each of us.
If each of us would stop ignoring it so hard, the world would be a much kinder place.
So much meat is eaten not out of need, but out of either laziness, ignorance or greed.
So many children are born out of much the same reasons,
And ditto waste and pollution.
If you care about refugees, sick kids, animals, the earth; don’t do nothing, do something.
Forget a heavenly after-world. Wake up now and realise that every single thing we touch..be it having kids, having pets, what we eat, buy, sell, where we go for holidays and what we talk about; basically what we do and what we don’t do, seen and unseen, all of it, we are responsible for.
Otherwise, we might as well be zombies…a fetishisation of gruesome death that is actually pretty pathetic. Try showing ‘zombie walkers’ abattoir footage and see how many last the distance.
The quickest way to start making a difference right now, is with what you eat.
If you care about animals, it is so easy to learn something new to eat, get healthier, help animals and save money, all in one single day. Don’t be lazy.
Stop paying someone else to make unseen animals suffer.
Be the morals that you want to see.