christ what a discussion...
relative perspective would go a long way.
JC has no sympathy for animals over the human being.
humans beings and their potential and ability to have "successful" lives and contribute "anything" useful to our society is one of his criteria.
mallet and others, love dogs/animals, whatever.
Everyone will judge a person's actions on their own perspective of expectations and morality.
Does it ever occur to you that you will never see this issue the same way?
I despise pit-bulls.
They were bred with one purpose, created by manipulation of genetic bloodlines by mankind for one primary reason.
They were bred to kill.
Not all of them kill, but other than animal companionship, is the risk of the genetic trait of aggressive and potentially fatal or maiming behavior, worth the risk of that/those traits being in a "companion animal's" gene pool.
I don't think so.
Humans glorify violence and our entire history and culture is filled with atrocities that make the species a disgrace to whatever you believe in.
Be it a higher power, a "higher calling", a superior moral status based on intelligence or ability to rationalize the physical universe.. what ever.
I neither condone Vick's actions nor deny his right to remake himself within a socially acceptable framework.
yes, people have a right to their opinions.
Dogs kill people, people kill dogs.
There is no "glory" or honor in either.
It is animal-ism, which is in everyone.
You can claim to be above it, for what ever reason, but if you watch football, MMA, Boxing, NAscar, anything competitive where "victory" is glorified, you have no corner on the "morality market."
Even this topic of discussion is a competition to obtain a position of "innate" personal superiority.
I find it amusing.
good for you.
don't bother answering me, Mallett.
And Lynn, I know your gonna jump on me for "toadying" to jc, so save that little personal perspective for yourself and we'll just pretend we both understand the truth of that.
At least I'll understand my perspective.
I strive to raise myself to the level of JC toady.