Religion and the right to use animalsby Patrick Kwan
Sometimes I have that same problem of having a religious person tell me that his/her deity put animals for us to kill, torture, eat, wear, abuse. I don't even bother telling them this said this over there that said that over there. I show them a picture, a graphic picture, of course and I ask him/her, "So, your all-loving deity is putting animals on earth for this to happen. I'm sure if he/she/it did, he/she/it wouldn't have given animals any feelings. And make them like veggies. I can pick an apple from a tree, but, I can't murder an animal. I can pick cotton from a cotton plant, but, I can't skin an animal to make my clothes. Why did your all-loving deity make it this way? Weird. So, you rather murder an animal than pick an apple and skin an animal than pick cotton? I would like to see you do it, since your all-loving deity made animals for humans, I don't believe it should be much of a problem." Usually I make it short and just show the picture and say, "your all-loving deity is permitting this????"