Inhumane – and un-Christian – behavior keeps recycling, no matter the season. Today's trumpeted “good will toward men[sic]” wording is apparently literal, applying only to humans, if they’re lucky. And, as usual, too bad about animals.
Consider “Stormy” the cow a week or so ago, when it was bitter cold outside. Stormy was part of a live manger scene at a church in Philadelphia. (If you thought that idea had arisen and been shot down years ago, you’re right. But cruel ideas keep coming back – this time, for “Christians” to put into practice again.)
Because Stormy apparently didn't like being an involuntary part of a nativity tableau (or the cold), she “escaped.” Police rounded her up around 2 am on route I-95, and returned her to her command-performance site. (Did any officer mention the, well, inhumanity of a live manger scene?)
But Stormy’s story didn’t end there. She escaped again, this time to be captured in a parking garage. (Hello, church people! Aren’t you beginning to wonder about the wisdom of your ways?) Stormy’s acting career ended as she was returned to the farm she had come from. Way to go, girl!
Concluding this tale of human callousness, I’d bet the ranch there was no human baby, or human of any age, in that live manger scene at 4th & Race Streets, forced to weather the weather. So, if a church calling itself “Christian” is so inhumane (and un-Christian, I also believe) as to leave a live animal outside for display on a bitter cold night, then I (NOT calling myself “Christian”) have no qualms about thoroughly enjoying the image below.
Holiday kitty care
The images may be cute, but the chances of CATatrosphe are high. Here’s some good advice for keeping cats calm during the holiday season.
|Brooke Goldman image|
A Prayer to Talk to Animals
by Nikole Brown
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