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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專訪:西藏青年領袖Sunny Sonam : we need to stick together because unity is power

Sunny Sonam, the vice president of Tibetan Youth Congress said: “The reason why I feel like doing this protest is [to go] against Chinese Communist. They are celebrating around the world saying that [there are] 100 years of happiness. But when you look at it, it is not happiness: how many tragedies, how many lives have been lost.”

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14手足在加獲批難民 Breaking! 14 HK activists were granted asylum in Canada

14名香港手足在新香港文化協會(下稱港化協)協助底下,在加拿大獲批難民。港化協一直幫助手足流亡來加,並遊說國會支持香港抗爭。例如早前手足購得口罩,上滿地可與當時正在競選保守黨黨魁的奧圖爾致送口罩予滿地可之醫院,亦是港化協之安排。

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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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