Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Quotation: C.P. Newcombe (1904)

"Religion is that perfect abnegation of self which seeks its complete realisation in the mitigation of the sorrows of others. The Apostle tells us to be 'first pure, then peacable.' So we give our thoughts to the problems which tend to purity, and to us there is no peace till they are solved. We hate the cruelties of flesh-eating. We charge upon them the degradations which on all hands are so evident, and which are a shadow on the character of our best men, whether called by the name of Christian or by any other." From an essay entitled 'Are Vegetarians Christians?' which was published in The Vegetarian (September 1904)

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