Wednesday, March 23, 2005

the irony of our justice system

I recently researched the animal anti-cruelty statues for the state of Georgia and found that it is illegal to deny an animal nourishment. Willful neglect of a dog will land its owner in jail and slapped with a significant fine. According to statute 16-12-4, "'willful neglect' means the intentional withholding of food and water required by an animal to prevent starvation or dehydration...A person commits the offense of cruelty to animals when they cause death or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering to any animal."

Interesting. Our animals have more rights than humans, created in God's image.

After the decisions that have been made concerning the Terri Schiavo case, there is no where to go but down. Next, we'll decide we can kill people because they are too ugly or they don't drive a nice car. But have no fear, your mutt will be safe.

As a country, we've decided that it is our right to declare when life begins. Now, we've decided when it ends.

But not really. I remember that God is sovereign. He is the only one who can take the life of Terry Schiavo.

No matter what laws we pass, life is not in the hands of men.
Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul. Rather fear Him who is able to destroy both body and sould in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
posted by Christie