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Religion and Animal Rights

  • "A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." (Proverbs 12:10) CHRISTIAN
  • “Rise, Peter, kill, and eat” (Acts 10:9-13). CHRISTIAN
  • This is world is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants (Leviticus 25:23) CHRISTIAN
  • “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” (Deuteronomy 25:4) CHRISTIAN
  • “One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures.” (Bhagavad Gita) HINDUISM
  • "He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species he may take his birth." (Mahabharat) HINDUISM
  • Because he has pity on every living creature, therefore is a man called “holy”.  (Dhammapada) BUDDHISM


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Religion and Planet Earth

  • 'The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all that live on it are his.' (Psalms 24:1) CHRISTIAN
  • 'When you capture a city do not cut down it's fruit trees.' (Deut 20:19)
  • 'Not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers...' (Luke 12:27) CHRISTIAN
  • 'The Earth is green and beautiful, and Allah has appointed you his stewards over it.' (Hadith) ISLAMIC
  • 'There is no altering to the creation of Allah' (Surah 30:30) ISLAMIC
  •  Who so enjoys their gift, yet gives nothing, is a thief, no more nor less. (Bhagavad Gita 3:12) HINDUISM
  • If there is but one tree of flowers and fruit within a village, that place is worthy of your respect. (Mahabharata) HINDUISM
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Religion War and Peace

  • But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Exodus 21:23-24) CHRISTIAN
  • Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God. (Matthew 5.9) CHRISTIAN
  • Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves. ‘It is written,’ he said to them. ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.’ (Matthew 21:12-13) CHRISTIAN
  • Think thou also of thy duty and do not waver. There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in a righteous war. (Bhagavad Gita 2:31) HINDUISM
  • The warrior should not poison the tip of his arrow, he must not attack the sick or the old, a child, or a woman or from behind. These are sinful acts and lead to hell even if the warrior is the winner. (Rig Veda 6) HINDUISM
  • Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.’ (Qur’an 2:190) ISLAM
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Religion and Prejudice

  • 'Treat them as you would treat a fellow Israelite' (Leviticus 19:33-34) CHRISTIAN
  • 'Do for others what you want them to do for you' (The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12) CHRISTIAN
  • It is through faith that all of you are God's children in union with Christ Jesus' (Galatians 3: 26- 29) CHRISTIAN
  • 'Love your neighbour as you love yourself' (Luke 10:27) CHRISTIAN
  • 'Treat people according to their outward appearance, you are guilty of sin.' (The Golden Rule: James 2: 8- 9) CHRISTIAN
  • 'A mother... Givest Birth, and givest love... Grandam thus beings all...' (Rahulabhadra verses 6-7) BUDDHISM
  • 'Nationalism and racism are seen as forms of greed, hatred and delusion.' (World Fellowship of Buddhists 1984) BUDDHISM
  • A householder... a homeless wanderer... can if progress rightly, accomplish the right method, the Dharma... what is the difference?' (Buddhist Scriptures: Laymen and Monks equality) BUDDHISM
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Religion and Early Life

  • 'So God created human beings making them to be like himself.' (Genesis 1:27) CHRISTIAN
  • 'Do not commit murder' (Exodus 20:13) CHRISTIAN
  • 'Children are a gift from the Lord' (Psalms 127: 3) CHRISTIAN 
  • 'Fixed beforehand the exact times and limts of where they would live' (Acts 17:26) CHRISTIAN
  • 'You were God's temple and the spirit of God was living inside you.' (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17) CHRISTIAN
  • 'This whole universe is Brahman.' (Chandogya Upanishad book 3, III xiv verse 1) HINDUISM
  • 'The Supreme Lord is situation in everyone's heart.' (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 61) HINDUISM
  • 'In Him all things exist. He had become all. He is truly all.' (Mahabharata Santi Parva 47- 56) HINDUISM
  • 'A girl, a young woman, even an old woman, should not do anything independently.' (The Laws of Manu chapter 5 verses 147- 8) HINDUISM
  • 'Women were created to bear children' (The Laws of Manu chapter 9 verse 96) HINDUISM
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