Hello. I hope this finds you well. I saw this morning that Japan is making a proposal to resume commercial whaling and at first I got really upset. Then I decided to look at things a little more closely and of course found myself in the hypocrite box. I eat meat and meat comes from cows which are sentient beings. I don’t know to what degree they rank up with whales but nevertheless, before I can point a finger at others, I have to remove “the plank in my own eye” on this. It’s so hard to resist passing judgement on others who don’t believe what we believe and live the way we choose to live. It’s almost like a reflex, an instinct to do so. At least it can be that way for me. It’s when I take a minute to reflect and step back from something and or someone I’m upset about that I realize my part in it. I realize that I’ve either done something or been someone just like that at some point in my life. I eventually set aside my anger to find understanding, compassion and even forgiveness.
Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes when you look at the words we’ve come up with through time to describe certain things, you find some interesting things numerically. It’s become important to me to start looking at this because words are what I use to communicate the most, not numbers and yet, if you think about it, numbers are behind a great deal of what we say and do in this world. The numeric value of a word, I’ve been finding, doesn’t always match what it means by definition. Since I’ve discovered Gematria, it’s really opened my eyes about the foundations of language and communication. Take a look at what I’ve put together, what do you see? Do you see patterns?
“What’s your bottom line?” = 275/14/5 “Bottom Line” = 125/8 Money = 72/9 cycle Survival = 124/7 Existence = 104/5
Alive = 49/13/4 Sentient = 106/7 self-aware = 90/9 cycle consciousness = 175/13/4 conscience = 90/9 cycle God = 26/8 Soul = 67/13/4
Food = 46/10/5 Body = 46/10/5 Human = 57/12/6/3 cycle Animal = 50/5 Animals = 69/15/6/3 cycle People = 69/15/6/3 cycle
Domestic animal = 138
Wild animal = 98
Pet animal = 91/10/5
Food animal = 96/15/6/3 cycle
Some of the beings we farm and or hunt for food:
whale = 41/5 dolphin = 78/15/6/3 cycle fish = 42/6/3 cycle chicken = 53/8 duck = 39/12/3 cycle goose = 61 pig = 32/5 cow = 41/5 goat = 43/7 sheep = 53/8 deer = 32/5 bear = 26/8 wolf = 56/11 dog = 26/8 cat = 24/6/3 cycle = 647/17/8 647-26 = 621/9 cycle
Life = 32 Death = 38 Birth = 57 Rebirth = 80 = 207/ 9 cycle (interesting that same numbers values here are above, 621).
Hunting = 93/12/3 cycle Fishing = 72/9 cycle Whaling = 74/11/2/1 Trapping = 83/11/2/1 Ranching = 74/11/2/1 Breeding = 64/10/1
Farming = 68/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 = 528/15/6/3 cycle
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/japan%e2%80%99s-bid-to-resume-commercial-whaling-sets-stage-for-fierce-debate/ar-BBMS2pa – Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate – Simon Denyer
“Moronuki said the United States is guilty of a double standard by allowing native communities in Alaska to continue whaling while not wanting Japan to do so, even though whaling is a tradition in some communities in Japan.
“All animals are equal,” he added. “Some say whales are intelligent, but I hear that some scientists found that other animals like cows and horses, they are as intelligent as whales. So you must be aware that we cannot draw the line between animals: ‘They should not be killed because they are intelligent, but others, they are not so intelligent, they should be killed.’ ”
Perry rejected that argument.
“Whether whales are sentient or not, they are very difficult to count. They are long-lived, slow-breeding animals. It’s very hard to know if you are depleting the population, and if you do deplete the population, it takes a long time to recover.”
https://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html – After 2,500 Studies, It’s Time to Declare Animal Sentience Proven (Op-Ed)
https://us.whales.org/issues/sentient-and-sapient-whales-and-dolphins – Sentient and sapient whales and dolphins
WDC believes that whales and dolphins are both sentient and sapient individuals, and that they deserve to have both their individual welfare protected and also for their moral and legal rights recognised.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/whaling.htm – How Whaling Works
https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 – The United States Meat Industry at a Glance (as of 2013)
https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/are-farm-animals-sentient – Are Farm Animals Sentient?
https://news.vice.com/article/mexican-laborers-want-americans-to-know-who-picks-their-fruits-and-vegetables – Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables
“Day laborers in at least 19 other states in Mexico endure similarly poor working conditions. Some of these workers are among the quarter million people who live under modern-slavery conditions, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index.”
https://www.dirt-to-dinner.com/where-do-our-fruits-and-vegetables-come-from/ – Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?
The Bottom Line:
Our fruits and vegetables come from all over the United States, but California leads production by a huge margin. When the season ends in the United States, production shifts to Mexico, Central and South American countries allowing Americans to enjoy many fresh produce items year-round.