Friday, August 19, 2011

Regarding the previous post

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”   Gen. 1:26
The way God drew up the plans, man would have dominion over all the critters.  Man could say "Hey, Lion!  Fetch me a Mountain Dew!" and the lion, if it knew what a Mountain Dew was, would do it.  Pretty cool, eh?

That was in Genesis, chapter 1.  Then man sinned and everything went kaflooey.  When man sinned and fell, man lost that dominion.  Man was the pinnacle of the material Creation, and when man fell, everything below also fell.  Rebellion happened (and continues to happen) at all levels of creation because of man's failure.  That's why I can't play with crocodiles and the lion won't fetch me that stupid can of Mountain Dew, no matter how nicely I ask him.

Now I don't have a Scriptural backing for my theory, but I believe doggies are "less fallen" than most of the other critters because they (usually) heed man.  They still pretty much recognize Man's dominion.  Treat a doggie even halfway decent and he'll do anything for you.  A little food and a little attention and that doggie will face the lion for you.  That's what makes the subject of that previous post so thoroughly disgusting and angering.  Our troops are getting shot at and being killed trying to save people who have no problem at all with cruelly maiming the least fallen of all the critters.  Sickening.

6 “ The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
      The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
      The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
      And a little child shall lead them.
       7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
      Their young ones shall lie down together;
      And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
       8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
      And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
       9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
      For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD
      As the waters cover the sea.                     Isaiah 11:6-9

8 comments:

  1. We need to get out and leave the barbarians to prey upon one another.

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  2. True to my word, I didn't go out to look at the link in the previous post.

    But, I surely do love that sleeping dog 'n baby pic!

    Do you suppose the lion would bring a martini?

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  3. Oh, baloney. When the lion of the Senate was alive, he might not have brought you a Mountain Dew (who can blame him?) but he'd probably have brought you a beer or a scotch (or whatever he was drinking at the moment).

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  4. That is such a sweet pic, and a beautiful post, Inno.

    I'm not going to click the previous link, because I really can't stand to see awful things, esp. to do with animals.
    Have a nice weekend. I wish every thing was always as peaceful as those two cuties cuddling.

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  5. Inno~ Such a Great Post! Thank You!
    Love the picture too.

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  6. So, once again, the fact that I can't get chinchillas to give me back massages is Adam and Eve's fault.

    Lame, lame, lame Adam and Eve.

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  7. One of the truest things I've learned (so far) is the ONLY unconditional love you get in this life comes from your dog.

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  8. Great post, Inno! I DID click o the link and I am appalled at the cruelty of that "culture".

    The other thing is, they view women and children only slightly above dogs. That makes it easier to be cruel to that segment of the population.

    This was a refreshing reminder of what the true God intended for creation. Maybe with the exception of the Mountain Dew. That's just nuts!

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Family-friendly phrasing heartily encouraged.

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