Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animals Are Not Human

Yes, believe it or not, animals are NOT human; which is why we are called "human" and they are called "animals."
This subject really, really gets on my nerves. I don't know if it's like this in different Countries, but in America, it's disgusting. On just about any channel you watch you would see a commercial for the ASPCA and saving animals, but how many commercials are there for saving children's lives? Yeah, very few, unless you're watching 1 or 2 certain channels. Sure, let's put it out there that animals need help and good homes, but forget about children. I am totally and completely against animal cruelty, but people go way, way too far.
One thing that gets on my nerves, is on decorating shows where the parents say how they want a room that's just for them, where they can get away from their children, a room they can't enter. And yet, everyone wants to have their pet with them, sure show people your top priorities: pets first, then children. It really frustrates me.
Pet food and Pet Smart commercials drive me crazy as well, everyone acting like pets are the most important part in their lives or in their families lives, it's ridiculous.
Of course if one has a pet, they love it, why not? It's only natural. But loving it like a normal person would, and treating it like it's the most important part of the family are 2 totally different things.
I am in no way against having a pet (that would be stupid), I mean, they're fun (we don't have any), but it is possible to go too far.
It's understandable if a lonely person or a couple that can't have children treat their pets in a different way than others do, but come on, people, pets are not children, it's weird to treat them as such.
If one has a pet, it could be called a part of the family, but it is NOT a human being.

20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:20-28 (ESV)
Man is to have dominion over all creatures. Now wouldn't it be weird to have dominion over ourselves? That would just make no sense whatsoever. Furthermore, all of the animals were created and THEN man, we weren't created at the same time. We are created in the likeness of God, animals are not. He did not say, "Let us make living creatures of the sea and sky, all livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth in our image." No, they are made according to their kinds: we (humans) are made in the image and likeness of God, not of animals, as they are not made in our likeness. Animals are animals. Humans are humans.
You don't keep a human for a pet, but rather, an animal.
It disgusts me to think that people are more than happy to give to charities and places for the support of animals but are hesitant to do it for children. What is wrong with this Country? What is wrong with people? How can they be so heartless towards others? But oh let's make sure all pets are well protected in safe, loving homes, forget about people that can't help themselves. Let's blame them for their own misfortune and not worry about helping them, oh but there's those poor little dogs and cats that did nothing wrong, let's spend all our money helping charities and associations that take care of them, but ignore the ones that really need our help: fellow human beings.
Don't get me wrong, I hate seeing an animal hurting and all alone and everything, but I feel even more sorry for the person that can't help themselves or take care of their families because of job loss or other financial problems. This Country has got to wake up and gain some caring, compassion, and kindness here. What happened? When our Grandparents were young, people cared about other people and would help them. Who is the one that started the, "Let's put animals before people" movement?
How would you feel if you were all alone, lost everything, and hurting and saw someone that could help you, but they help the little animal not far from you instead? "Oh well, I'll just die so the little animal can live." That's smart.
Another thing- testing make-up and things on animals: I understand it may seem cruel, but isn't it more cruel to test it on a HUMAN BEING and see if they'll be affected or die from it? Seriously, let's save the animals and let the innocent people die all so we can see if we can wear this make-up!
This is something I have been wanting to write for a long time and now I've written it and don't feel bad or anything because it is the truth. People are more important than animals. Anyone that doesn't see it that way has serious issues with where their priorities lie.
Man is created equal. Animals are not created equal to man, they are of their own kind, as the Creator of the universe tells us.
Get your priorities straight and have a heart for people in need.
Grace be with you.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Friend's SoundCloud

I have a friend in the UK that is a musician and he just started up a SoundCloud profile and I wanted to share it with everyone:

Here are a few other links of his:

Anyway, it's really great music and I hope y'all check it out....'cause it's swell and 'cause he's my friend and 'cause I told you to.

There is only one problem with him: he's a Liverpool FC supporter. I, being a Manchester United supporter, find this disgusting, but I'm able to look past it because he's my friend AND because Manchester United have 19 league titles to Liverpool's 18...oh, whoops, did I just brag?

Ha, seriously, he's a swell dude. Check out his tuneage. I now also have a link to his SoundCloud on my sidebar; just look for the Liverpool Vs Manchester United picture on the left, it's really not that hard to find, trust me.

Whoops! How'd that get there??
Grace be with you.