Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Loss of belief in Man is a consequence of loss of belief in God

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It is sad that many people think animal lives are as important as human lives. Worse, they feel that this is a noble sentiment. Loss of belief in Man is a consequence of lack of faith in God.

Love of animals is beautiful but often strongly felt by misanthropes, sentimentalists and extremists. Goering wept whenever one of his dogs died, despite all the indications that he was a psychopath.

I spoke to a friend who is Green Party member who thinks animals as important as humans. He is not alone in thinking this in the Green Party, a party that attracts many very worrying people.

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  1. Practices Americans Find Most Morally Acceptable:

    Birth control 91%
    Divorce 76%
    Sex between an unmarried man and woman 69%
    Gay or lesbian relations 67%
    etc.

    http://news.gallup.com/poll/235250/say-consuming-alcohol-marijuana-morally.aspx?

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  2. I spoke to a friend who is Green Party member who thinks animals as important as humans. He is not alone in thinking this in the Green Party, a party that attracts many very worrying people.

    My impression is that green attitudes have changed radically over the past few decades. They no longer seem to be motivated by a love of animals (which I think is a healthy thing if not taken to excess). They don't seem to care about animals now. They care (or claim to care) about "the planet" or "the environment" - it's a weird abstract kind of thing.

    In fact greenies these days are mostly motivated by hate, not love. So yes, they are very worrying people indeed. The old-fashioned sentimental woolly-minded animal lovers could be exasperating but they weren't evil. The zealots for saving the planet are both scary and evil.

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  3. Goering wept whenever one of his dogs died, despite all the indications that he was a psychopath.

    In general I agree with your post but I'm not so sure about Goering. Wasn't he pretty cut up by his wife's death? Psychopaths often seem to have a history of cruelty to animals. Goering just sounds like he had a strong streak of old-fashioned sentimentality. He was of course an amoral and cynical opportunist but he's never struck me as being psychopathic.

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    1. I know hardly anything about him but saw him described somewhere as a psychopath. He was certainly a sentimentalist. He was the only Protestant and the only gentleman among the leading Nazis. For the avoidance of doubt I do not mean to praise him but mean gentleman in the OED's definition - a man of good social position.

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