Friday, 22 June 2012

Quotation: The Rev. James Clark (1903)

"God had given us dominion over the fowls of the air and fish of the sea, and how were we to exercise that dominion? Not as a cannibal king, who scrupled not to eat any of his subjects, nor as barbarians, who had power in that they might exercise it to the hurt of others; but truly in the spirit of the Lord Christ, who came to save and not to destroy - who came to teach us to nourish each gentle emotion in our soul." From a sermon preached at Dalmarnock Road Congregational Church, Glasgow and reported in The Vegetarian Messenger (August 1903 edition). The summary of Rev. Clark's sermon was subsequently published as a tract by the Vegetarian Society, entitled Scriptural Phase of Vegetarianism.

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