Ignorant, more ignorant, human

„Veganism is one of the greatest, most beautiful and gentle discoveries of humanity, because it offers the opportunity to live without killing or torturing animals, it frees from the compulsion to deny and repress, it does not harm anyone and sets with all these huge energies free. And by the way: The planet can hardly be saved more easily and cheaply.“ (ZEIT-Magazine)

Everything speaks for it, nothing against it.
To live vegan means to cause no harm.
To live vegan means to protect nature and not to exploit it any longer.
To live vegan means to defeat world hunger.
To live vegan means to protect biodiversity.
To live vegan means to be healthy.
Everything speaks for it, nothing against it.


Ignorant, ignoranter, Mensch

„Der Veganismus gehört zu den großartigsten, schönsten und sanftesten Entdeckungen der Menschheit, denn er bietet die Möglichkeit, zu leben, ohne Tiere zu töten oder zu quälen, er befreit vom Zwang, zu leugnen und zu verdrängen, er tut niemandem etwas zuleide und setzt mit alledem gewaltige Energien frei. Und nebenbei gesagt: Leichter und billiger lässt sich der Planet kaum retten.“ (ZEIT-Magazin)

Alles spricht dafür, nichts dagegen.

Vegan zu leben bedeutet, kein Leid zu verursachen.

Vegan zu leben bedeutet, die Natur zu schützen und nicht länger auszubeuten.

Vegan zu leben bedeutet, den Welthunger besiegen zu können.

Vegan zu leben bedeutet, die Artenvielfalt zu schützen.

Vegan zu leben bedeutet, gesund zu sein.

Alles spricht dafür, nichts dagegen.


The Blessing for Death

Especially in the business of death, there are a variety of rituals and traditions. This applies equally to the soldier’s as well as the hunter’s stand. And who would be better suited for serving as a master of ceremonies for carrying out some such rituals than the Catholic Church?

Here and there weapons are blessed. A special ritual in the context of hunting is the so-called Hubertusmesse. This takes place every year on 03. November, on the feast day of St. Hubert, the patron saint of hunters. It is said that the legend of St. Hubertus should tell us that as a hunter you turn away from the hunt for pleasure and turn to the care and nurture all. However, if you look at the life story of the saint mentioned a little more closely, you must you realize that this capture is not necessarily justified or the conclusion that is drawn.

Hubertus was a nobleman who, out of sadness over the early death of his wife, indulged in hunting. He did it to forget the pain. One day he saw a white stag. After Hubertus had pursued this magnificent animal for days, it apparently stopped, turned to the hunter. Between the antlers appeared a cross. Jesus himself wanted to alert Hubertus to saving his life. Then Hubertus laid down his arms, not to devote himself to the care and nurture, but to give away all his possessions and become a priest.

This day is therefore taken as an opportunity to bless weapons, hunters, dogs and dead animals. In the end, there is probably something to be seen about what is going on throughout the history of the church, the fraternization of the church with the nobility. For a long time the hunting was a privilege of the nobility, who by no means had to feed themselves from necessity, but saw it as a pastime, while people who hunted not to starve were persecuted and condemned as poachers. A remnant of this feudal fun hunt can still be found today in the hunting lanes, which are still allowed in four federal states in Austria, and in which bred animals are hunted. This combination of authority and church is therefore still celebrated and displayed, which is very apt in a democratic society.

But it is also fitting in that the church, by its very mandate, has a genuine relation to death. That’s why it’s only fair that she gives her blessing. For who believes that man is the crown of creation, he also believes that he can do whatever he wants with his fellow creatures. It also includes murdering them as the mood takes you.


Der Segen für den Tod

Gerade im Geschäft um den Tod gibt es eine Vielzahl an Ritualen und Traditionen. Das gilt gleichermaßen für den Soldaten- wie für den Jägerstand. Und wer wäre wohl besser geeignet sich für als Zeremonienmeister für die Durchführung manch solcher Rituale herzugeben, als die katholische Kirche?