Was going to pass this one up, but since I see Mr. Tom and some of the other “stay-on-subject-fellows” have decided it’s worthy of the deviation, I’ll chime in too. …
I suppose this subject, like so many others, has everything to do with worldview.
I have no trouble killing animals----properly…as I believe that is why the creator put them here. But mindlessly destroying someone’s creation as if it had no value is an affront to the creator.
I tend to feel that killing is a bit distasteful, and if I am going to consume meat, then I should be willing to do the job. So butchering and hunting don’t really bother me. But…we lived in a community once where the main sport of the boys was finding and killing rats and mice (sometimes torturing actually.) I got into a pretty good bit of trouble when I wouldn’t allow my boys to run with those boys. I figure if rats need killing, then kill them, as efficiently and painlessly as possible. But hurting something because you like to see it squirm is pretty twisted I would say, and gets pretty close to one of the characteristics of my definition of evil. .
Pepe, I am with you about being thankful you never had to pull on a person. I look back to my Army days and thank God each time when I think what might have been in Afghanistan or Iraq. Praise God that He spared me that.