Defining Persons

It’s easy to see the progression, the downward slide from people as God’s creations with the mark of the infinite to nothing more than common animals. After abortion rights, then euthanasia rights, and ultimately we get to the crux of the matter.

A U.S. animal rights group has filed what it said is the first lawsuit seeking to establish the “legal personhood” of chimpanzees. The non-profit Nonhuman Rights Project asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy “a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned.”

The lawsuit seeks a declaration that Tommy’s “detention” in a “small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed” in central New York is unlawful and demands his immediate release to a primate sanctuary. Chimpanzees “possess complex cognitive abilities that are so strictly protected when they’re found in human beings,” Steven Wise, the president of Nonhuman Rights Project, told Reuters.

Bestowing person-hood upon an animal defines down genuine person-hood in the same way as homogamy absconds with the concept of marriage from those properly entitled to it. It could be put in a variety of ways. Chimps aren’t the sexual procreation of humans. A chimp cannot a human be. The strange thing is that singular fact is lost in the bog of godless thinking. When the lot of humanity is nothing more than that of any animal we’ll end up living like them rather than they like us.

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About elmoshangnaster

The name's a dodge simply because 1) on the internet I can be whomever I choose, and 2) I'm just paranoid enough to keep scoundrels and government out of my business and don't care to sort 'em out from the decent folk. My blog, my opinions. Don't like 'em? Sure, kindly tell me about your far-fetched, idiotic beliefs...kindly. In the end we'll neither of us change the others mind, but I will take the time to read your arguments if they're thought out in a rational fashion and not full of hyperbole. I'm a Christian human being. It's not a flavor or color preference, it's who and what I am. Don't like it? The above considerations apply. I'm not about to waste anyone's time or mine shoving Christianity down their gullet if they demonstrate even the least resistance. When someone's ready to hear I'm only too glad to share. The Gravatar? It's Jenny Lake in the Tetons near Jackson, WY. If God had a house that's where it would be.

Posted on 03/02/2014, in Politics, Society. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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