The Carnivorous Nature and Suffering of Animals
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The Carnivorous Nature and Suffering of Animals

Young-earth creationists believe that the biblical account of creation is incompatible with an earth history of billions of years. One reason is that if the fossil record represents millions of years of Earth history, it has to be said that God’s method of creation was both cruel and wasteful.

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Original article: The Carnivorous Nature and Suffering of Animals

Romans 5:12–21: Paul’s view of literal Adam

Christ as the last Adam: Paul’s use of the Creation narrative in 1 Corinthians 15

Animal suffering and western sensibility

Are we allowed to eat all animals today?

Did God really say?

Can pantheism explain morality? And, the fight-or-flight response and the Fall

Did fish die before the Fall?

The problem of evil: pre-Fall animal death?

The Fall: a cosmic catastrophe

Cosmic and universal death from Adam’s fall: an exegesis of Romans 8:19–23a

My Journey

Was God’s finished creation perfect?

William Lane Craig’s intellectually dishonest attack on biblical creationists

The new earth

Nephesh chayyāh

When did animals become carnivorous?

Is cancer ‘very good’?

Cecil the lion: should we care?

Is, ought, or enemy?

Which prey do predators eat?

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