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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

Abraham Lincoln

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At least there was one good Republican.

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My opinions on the man aside, I really don't understand the quote. Is it a joke?

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I take it to mean that if a man's religion is worth anything it will be reflected not only in how he treats other people, but also in how he treats the creatures some people consider to be lesser than man.

Note that I do not necessarily subscribe to the idea that humans are somehow the favorite children of some Invisible Sky Daddy, or that we are more worthy of life than dogs or cats or moo cows.

I think life itself should be respected, that we should align ourselves with life and try to support and promote it when we can. To the extent that some people may suffer from a religious affliction and yet despite their illness still promote life, I'd say their affliction is not so bad as that of many others.

Still, the only good religion is a dead religion.

Well, that was me ranting, I suppose.

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I see it as meaning that a religion should benefit all life. Not just the two legged people but the four legged people as well. If a mans beliefs aren't benefitting all of "Gods" creations then obviously it is lacking something.

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I don't consider humans to be at all more worthy of life than other animals, except in that humans are capable of reproducing the Earth's biosphere elsewhere so that all its eggs will no longer be in one basket. But non-human animals are still just as deserving of respect and compassion.

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Perhaps some more than others.

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That little cutie would be completely invisible in a snowy field!


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