I am an atheist because I believe the Bible is a fictional horror story. The writer of the book of Genesis is undisclosed and this is scary. How can such a scary book that has provoked wars through the ages and has encouraged the killing of thousands of innocent animals be considered fact. In real life, the parrot spoke many times for goodness sakes and the elephant painted a picture of an elephant giving a flower to another elephant in Thailand and my pet hamsters have shown me that they understand english by obeying the commands I have given them in english. How can anyone say animals have no sense of being here after these occurrences. One can only dig deep into the bible to get the fictional story out. But it is still a fictional story that is resulting in thousands of sensible nice animals being killed in the most horrible ways.
Another thing that brought me from Christianity to Atheism was that I did not like the fact that God said it was okay to kill animals for food in the Old Testament of the Bible. It did not make sense to me that God gave Moses the commandment thou shalt not kill and then went ahead to give him laws telling him which animals to kill for food. God seemed to contradict himself by commanding Moses not to kill and then commanding Moses to kill 'animals'. I love animals and I don't like them being killed for food, leather or fur. This is my main reason for leaving Christianity. I don't like the fact that Jesus taught Peter how to catch fish as fish have the right to live life to the full and enjoy swimming in the water and Peter had the right not to catch any fish and hence kill no fish. Animals have feelings too and if God really did make the animals as the Bible says he did, he would know this and not command us to kill them.
Chickens are definitely not on this planet to be food for humans and foxes. Once I saw four chickens in a cage, two females and two males and one of the female chickens kissed the male chicken on the beak and then went on to kiss the other female chicken on the beak. The other female chicken's response to the kiss was to kiss the other male chicken on the beak and the male chicken she kissed responded by kissing the other male chicken on the beak. I never knew before that chickens kiss each other. That was a pleasure to see. It is nice to be kind and polite to all people. Chickens are delightful animals to spend time with and their young are very cute and fluffy to carry and feed.
I believe in loving everyone no matter how small or large the person is. So whether the person is fly or elephant, I believe in still loving the person. So flies can live with us as humans and we can live with elephants as humans and as long as we can love everyone, the flies are safe with us as humans and we are safe as humans with the elephants.
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