Someone summed up everything I am trying to say here by posting this quote on another thread.
"We Are All One. This is the only message that matters. It is the only message there is. Everything else in Life is a reflection of this message. Everything else sends it.
The fact that you have so far failed to receive it (you have heard it often, but you have failed to receive it) is what has caused every misery, every sorrow, every conflict, every heartache in your experience. It has caused every murder, every war, every rape and robbery, every assault and attack, mental, verbal, and physical. It has caused every illness and dis-ease, and every encounter with what you call "death." The idea that we are not One is an illusion." Neale Donald Walsch ~ Communion with God
I recognize that post, I would bet money it was mine. This would have been my response to the Michael Sharp thread as well, had it stayed up long enough for me to get my two cents in there.
Thank you anyway jackinthebox but I did not watch your videos.
Ted Vollers wrote:
Let me introduce you to a remarkable young lady with autism, Temple Grandin, Ph. D. http://www.grandin.com/
. She is very talented, despite, or perhaps in part because of, the autism, and one of her capabilities and the focus of much of her research is the humane treatment of animals and animal welfare.
I love the synchronicity. I heard Temple on NPR last week for the first time and was extremely intrigued. Thank you for mentioning her, Ted!
I would argue that plants have consciousness and eating a strawberry is the same as eating a cow.
Linda, I hope you are joking. ... Now tell me, is eating a strawberry the same as eating a cow?
I should have said lifeforce not consciousness. You have to kill the strawberry to eat it. So in that respect, it is the same as a cow. The strawberry was minding its own business until you came along and murdered it for food. That's all I'm saying.
I have not decided yet about the vegetarian issue, but I very much appreciate all of your concern!
Have a wonderful week everybody!