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Old 12-25-2002, 12:09 AM   #46
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*WE* judge what will disqualify someone (in our eyes) from being a worthy leader of our country. In the big scheme of things, God doesn't keep a point sheet when we do something wrong - "Uhoh, white lie = 1 point - oh, there he goes again, stole an extra newspaper = 5 points..." When we commit any sin, big or small (in our eyes), God's heart is broken and we are seperated from Him. When we can admit what we did was wrong and ask for forgiveness, the relationship is restored, and it is like that sin is cast to the ocean floor, never to be dredged up again. SOOOOOOO nice that Christ is able to do that, I think we would all be alot better off if we were capable of doing the same.

Keeping it in context w/ the protagonist of this thread...
And, please excuse the pun, but allow me to play "devil's advocate" here. So then we are to forgive Clinton as he has apologized, went to church carrying that big bible w/ the cross on it, and actually prayed w/ a reverend? Moreover he was "acquitted"(unless impeachment is considered sentence) of his crime by a jury of his "peers”.
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Old 12-26-2002, 11:31 PM   #47
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Gotta ponder this one for a bit. As some of you know, I am a veterinary student, and animal dissection is part of my curriculum. My guess is, Frist was trying to further his understanding of anatomy - would you rather he went out, adopted a child, and dissected the child to get his anatomy lesson? As much as I love animals and my chosen profession, animals are NOT humans. I'm not saying that what he did was right, there are other ways he could have acquired the knowledge he was trying to gain. But this is something he did a long time ago, we all have done stupid things that we probably wouldn't have done if we had thought them through a bit more. NO ONE is perfect, ANY presidential candidate is going to have skeletons in their closet. He has expressed remorse for his actions. Just remember - in God's eyes, all sin is equal. Lying, envy, gluttony, etc is just as repulsive to Him as murder.
I'll even take this a little further. IF the cat was euthanised humanley before dissection I don't know if it's really a horrible thing. I've done dissections in school ..those animals have to be killed in order for us to disect them. For god sakes ppl you think cows are treated humanely ????? pigs???? Chickens???

it's a bit hypocritical to call him out on this considering the culture of america doesn't treat any animals particualrly well..EXCEPT for housepets.




As long as frist understands that the lives of those animals were valuable yet served to make hima better surgeon..I can let him off on this



if you have a surgoen...would you like to have a guy that had never done an animal dissection??

thousands of cows,pigs,turkeys,chickens are killed everyday to feed america does anyone say a word ...no...but a man disects a cat and uses the knowledge to serve humanity...and he's a monster.....ridiculous
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those chicken mcnuggets are starting to dance---: in my abdomen now..
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I'll even take this a little further. IF the cat was euthanised humanley before dissection I don't know if it's really a horrible thing. I've done dissections in school ..those animals have to be killed in order for us to disect them. For god sakes ppl you think cows are treated humanely ????? pigs???? Chickens???
Arun, I understand what you're saying here, but that's not the point as I see it. I work in a humane society, and a huge part of our mission is to find new, loving homes for animals that have suffered neglect, abuse and abandonment. We interview every candidate very carefully and have a list of known animal abusers.

If someone says the wrong thing in the interview, they can't have the pet. Furthermore, if someone adopts animals over and over again, they are immediately suspended from further adopting as this usually means they are selling the animals to labs, or in this case dissecting them themselves. I'm not sure what rules that humane society has, and why he wasn't caught. Maybe he went to different societies each time.

The point is, everyone can understand the need for students to dissect, as it has been mentioned, that should be happening as part of their classwork. (there are even supposedly good electronic alternatives, but I don't know muh about that and that's not the point). But (as has already been mentioned again) they should NOT be going to Humane Societies under the pretenses of adopting a pet. That is horrible. At least he admited what he did was wrong....then again of course he would, he's trying to get elected!

(and no, cows, pigs and chickens are not overall treated humanely...I got a free range turkey for Xmas. Yum!)
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Arun, I understand what you're saying here, but that's not the point as I see it. I work in a humane society, and a huge part of our mission is to find new, loving homes for animals that have suffered neglect, abuse and abandonment. We interview every candidate very carefully and have a list of known animal abusers.

If someone says the wrong thing in the interview, they can't have the pet. Furthermore, if someone adopts animals over and over again, they are immediately suspended from further adopting as this usually means they are selling the animals to labs, or in this case dissecting them themselves. I'm not sure what rules that humane society has, and why he wasn't caught. Maybe he went to different societies each time.

The point is, everyone can understand the need for students to dissect, as it has been mentioned, that should be happening as part of their classwork. (there are even supposedly good electronic alternatives, but I don't know muh about that and that's not the point). But (as has already been mentioned again) they should NOT be going to Humane Societies under the pretenses of adopting a pet. That is horrible. At least he admited what he did was wrong....then again of course he would, he's trying to get elected!

(and no, cows, pigs and chickens are not overall treated humanely...I got a free range turkey for Xmas. Yum!)

1.) electronic alternatives...are crap if you want to learn it you have to see it..up front esp when your planning on being a surgeon....you don't have an electronic option there

2.)....so if I raise an animal with the sole intention of killing it and I take all of it's offspring for the same purpose essentially dooming it and it's lineage to endless slaughter...that's ok

but...I take three or four cats and disect them after euthanising them humanely...and this is horrible?

ok I see...so it's ok to treat an animal inhumanely...as long as it doesn't come from a humane society?
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my whole problem w the animal right's crowd is this-


favortism of certain speices-
how come its ok to save a baby seal but snuff out a poor little pig? as we eat our BLTs
how come we can save the dolphins while munching a tuna-fish sandwich? whats up w that?

there is a disparity here that needs to b addressed
i say equal rights for all the creatures
not affrimative action for only a select few determined by some self appointed do gooders..

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First of all, I am not some PETA animal rights maniac. Mania and extremism of any kind makes me very uncomforable....with the sole exception of mania towards U2, and of course Beatlemania.

I was a vegetarian for 4 years, but totally fell off the wagon. I wear leather goods, I eat meat. Wherever possible, I order free range meat because at least the animal will have lived a happy life. I think that as long as animals are farmed for a certain purpose and treated humanely in life, and then are euthanized (if only they would do that in factories!) then what happens to their carcass is immaterial to me.

So Arun, I suppose if you were to have a lab animal farm, and the animals were euthenized humanely and then dissected, that would be OK with me. I do NOT believe in senseless cosmetic testing, but that is entirely another subject.

All I was saying about about the Humane Society is that sure, you can adopt the animals and then euthanize them (I can't remember now if he actually did euthanize them, maybe he did) but the Humane Society is NOT an animal lab farm! Can you imagine if people went and adopted orphans and then euthanized them and harvested their organs? It's just a matter of principle that bugs me. To adopt animals from there under these false pretenses is just plain slimy. Let him breed his own animals, or ask his teachers for more animal bodies if he is all that keen on learning more.

At the Humane Society, we work very hard to care for these animals and I might add, people give us donations so that we can continue our work of finding HOMES for these animals. They do not pay to have us sell them off for medical testing. We have a responsibility to the donors, the public and the animals in this regard.

Oh, and as I said, I don't know much about electronic alternatives, but I was putting it out there. I understood that there are some good ones to use in place of frogs etc for general anatomic info, maybe more for high schools and as an additional suppliment in med schools.

diamond, I absolutely agree with you, there are huge discrepancies and hypocricies with animal favouritism (ie horrible to do experiments on bunnies, who cares what happens to "uglier" animals like lizards). And I don't see how a vegetarian who is a vegetarian for moral purposes (not health) can shun meat and wear leather at the same time. I think you are either all the way one or all the way the other.

I believe ALL animals have an important role in our ecosystem, and one should not be favoured over an other. The point about the dolphins is they were getting caught in the tuna nets, which is totally wasteful, cruel and unfair. We should only patronize people who fish responsibly. Anyway, if people are to have dominion over animals, they should take this role with responsibly and grace. Animals, like children are defenseless and have a right to live a full and cruelty free life. Cruelty to animals is just one step on the ladder towards cruelty to people as we all know.


OK, now I am going shopping. Bye!
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Well I'm not saying that what first did was RIGHT


I was raised vegetarian on the belief that ALL creatures are equal under god and that one should practice absolute nonviolence towards them.

I only wear leather upon no alternative and choose synthtic whereever possible.




I do not have the same objections to leather for the following reasons

1.) it's usually taken from animals killed in the meat process
2.) it lasts a hell of a lot longer than the meat from the cow and is by far less wasteful

however that is for a another thread.

I'm just saying that to say what he did was wrong is extremley hypocritical considering the values of western culture and the ways animals are viewed/ treated.


Also the orphan point is moot...why?? because we've already determined that killing humans is wrong but killing animals isn't according to the value system here.




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