Both Christ and Buddha Have Compassion for All Sentient Beings. Go Vegan! By Chapman Chen

Both Christianity and Buddhism are vegetarian/vegan faiths. Jehovah suffers in all suffering creatures; Buddha has great compassion for all as one. Both the Holy Bible and Buddhist sutras emphasize empathy with all sentient beings, including animals, forbid the killing of any of them, and condemn meat-eating. Both Jesus and former incarnations of Buddha died for rescuing animals.

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Which One Offered a Vegan Sacrifice? Cain or Abel? By Chapman Chen,

Summary: According to Genesis 4, God rejected Cain’s pure, bloodless, vegan oblation but accepted Abel’s violent, gory, animal sacrifice. This alleged act on the part of God goes against the essential Christian notion of “God is love”. Moreover, throughout the Bible, God time and again condemns animal sacrifice (e.g. Isaiah 1:12, Isaiah 22:12-14, Isaiah 66:2-3, Jeremiah 6:20, Psalm 50:7-14, Ezekiel 34:1-10, Hosea 6:6, 8:11-13, Micah 6:6-8, Matthew 9:13). And in Hebrews 11:4, Abel righteously presented to God “gifts,” the plural form of which implies that it was various fruits of the ground rather than one kind of gift — the fat portions of the firstborn.

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Does “Dominion” over Animals in Genesis Mean Stewardship or Despotism! Go Vegan! By Chapman Chen, HKBNews

“Dominion” in Genesis 1:28 KJV means not domination or despotism but “stewardship” (Linzey 2016) and “protection” (Halteman 2007), because 1. In Gen. 1:29, humans were given a vegan diet; 2. In Gen. 2:15 NIV, humans were instructed by God to “take care of” the Garden with all the animals in it; 3. God made His covenant with not only humans (Noah and his descendants) but also animals (Gen. 9:8-17); 4. God has compassion for all creatures (Psalm 145: 9). 5. Animals are our folk (Gen. 1:30). 6. Christ always sided with the marginalized (Matthew 25:40 NIV); 7. Jesus died at least partly for animal liberation. (Mark 11:18); 8. Via Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection, God reconciled himself to all groaning creatures and offered them hope of redemption (Colossians 1:19-20).

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Jesus Asks us to Serve the Animals. Go Vegan! By Chapman Chen

Jesus said he came “not” “to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28 NIV), and he told us to be “servant of all” (Mark 9:35 NIV). No wonder English theologian Revd. Prof. Andrew Linzey (1995) argues that Jesus wants us to be “the servant species”. The recipients of our Christ-like service must include both animals and humans, because 1. God suffers in all suffering creatures; 2. Christ always sided with the marginalized; 3. Jesus died at least partly for animal liberation; 4. What Jesus experienced as an individual on the cross represents “incarnation of God’s ubiquitous presence in the psyches of all creatures victimized by predation, injustice, or despair” (Peters 2018), and via His resurrection, all the groaning creatures are offered hope of redemption.

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耶穌都撐持槍權!Jesus is Pro-Second Amendment! By Chapman Chen

摘要:耶穌照計會捍衛美國憲法第二修正案:藏有武器的權利。耶穌話:我帶來的係刀劍,而非和平(馬太福音10:34)。釘十字架之前,耶穌指示門徒為未來傳教買長刀自衛(路加福音22:35-38)。偽教牧常引耶穌以下兩段話,告訴基督徒不應武裝自衛。首先,耶穌登山寶訓似乎叫信眾「擰埋另一邊臉俾人打」。但該處重點是:有人侮辱你時,勿以侮辱回應。再者,當猶大帶一班武裝人員來逮捕耶穌時,彼得拔刀反抗,但耶穌命他收刀入鞘,「事關持劍者必死於劍下」(馬太福音26:52)。其實,耶穌甘心被捕,係要實現聖經預言,而且擔心彼得寡不敵眾,會有生命危險。另一方面,舊約期望每個以色列人都擁有自己的武器,以保家衛國家,而殺死入侵家宅的竊匪並不算犯罪。 耶穌係持鎗權支持者 《美國憲法》第二修正案規定:不得侵犯國民保留及攜帶武器的權利。 根據保守派領袖兼Wall Builders創始人David Barton的講法,美國立國先賢撰寫《第二修正案》時的初衷是要保障公民「合乎聖經的自衛權」。前州長莎拉·帕蓮Sarah Palin(阿拉斯加)一五年十一月二十日在面書寫道:「耶穌會為我們的第二修正案而戰,就算上帝都叫你擰起武器,保護自己,保衛無辜。」帕蓮是零八年共和黨副總統候選人。她隨後引用聖經捍衛受憲法保護的持槍權。 「不信我嗎? 查下路加福音22:36吧,足證耶穌是持槍權的支持者。」   耶穌曾經命門徒買刀 根據路加福音22章的記載,耶穌上十字架前,指示教徒買武器自衛。 借用Mary Fairchild(2018)的話,「他正幫他們準備應付未來傳教時,將要面臨的極端反對和迫害」: 耶穌又同他們講: 我差你們出去時, 無銀包,無袋無鞋,你們有無缺甚麼 ? 他 們答: 無。 耶穌話:

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Proofs that Jesus was Vegan 慈愛耶穌食全素. By Chapman Chen

Summary: “I came to abolish sacrifices, and unless you cease from sacrificing, my anger will not cease from you,” says Jesus Christ in the Ebionite Gospel. Contrary to mainstream churches’ belief, Jesus Christ was vegan. Jesus’s natural brother, James the Just, is reported to have been vegan. “Who and whatever James was, so was Jesus.” (Eisenman 1997). In fact, Jesus was an animal rights activist. He cared about sparrows, asses, pigeons, lamb, etc. His rejection of animal sacrifice brought him into head-on confrontation with the Temple Priests, resulting in his arrest, trial and crucifixion. Jesus also deliberately held the Last Supper before the Lamb-eating Passover (John 13).

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突發!美眾議員貝理解釋何以倡港獨!Rep. Scott Perry Explains why he Supports Hong Kong Independence. By Chapman Chen

美國賓州眾議員史葛德•貝理(Scott Perry)五月二十二日強調國家安全法「進一步侵蝕香港自由自治」,故提出法案,授權總統唐老侵承認香港為「獨立國家」,撐香港人爭取「絕對自由民主」。  貝理新聞稿: 「中共本週頒布國家安全法,影響深遠,香港人遭受了自九七以來對自由自治的最大衝擊,無非是又一種壓迫香港公民的嘗試,以維護中共的權力。中國的行動完全不能接受,違反《中英聯合聲明》的根本基礎,及「一黨兩制」原則。中共正在違反自己的法律協議,而我的《香港自由法案》授權美國政府回應。美國將繼續支持香港人及其對絕對自由民主的追求。」 第6947號HR(《香港自由法案》)授權美國總統承認香港是個別獨立國家。 在本周於北京舉行的全國人民代表大會會議上,中共提出了一項廣泛的香港國家安全法,禁止顛覆中共權力、分裂國家、外國勢力和恐怖主義。該法是中國對香港獨立自主的最新攻擊,也是對香港自由自治的進一步侵蝕。舊年,香港經歷了為期六個月的大規模抗議活動,反對引渡條例草案,條例允許逮捕香港居民和外國遊客,並且移交中國大陸。 貝理道:「對香港自由的襲擊是對全世界民主獨立的襲擊。美國不能容忍中國進一步侵蝕香港權利,我們將繼續領導國際社會譴責中國的行動。」 貝理是眾議院外交事務委員會高級成員,並任職亞洲,太平洋和防擴散小組委員會。《香港自由法》有待眾議院外交事務委員會審議。 史葛德•貝理,自一三年來任賓州第十國會選區代表,五月十九日向國會提交香港獨立法案:-HR6947-授權總統承認中華人民共和國香港特別行政區為獨立國家,並適用於其他目的。 一九九三年,貝理在Dillsburg成立機械承包公司Hydrotech Mechanical。零九至一零年間,在伊拉克負責伊拉克自由行動,部署前培訓及勤務,指揮一零四航空團第二營。 從伊拉克返國後,一五年晉升為准將。一九年十二月,貝理與其他一百九十四位共和黨人,一齊反對兩項針對特朗普總統的彈劾動議。 Perry Introduces Legislation Supporting Hong Kong’s Democracy and

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