=mccloud;6741121]I used to love going fishing when I was younger, but stopped when I started to think that what I was doing was cruel and morally wrong, causing fish needless pain.
However, these last few years I have really missed fishing, the chance to get away from it all, sitting in beautiful countryside. To be honest, it's not the cathing the fish I miss, it's the act of fishing I miss. There's something quite spiritual about it.
So, is fishing cruel? Is it morally wrong? I'm happy that fishing for food certainly isn't, but what about catch and release?
Your views would be appreciated!
As I sit here in my BASS PRO-SHOP shirt i assure I'm not at prejudiced in my responce.
OK so maybe just a bit:D
But here is what God has to say about it! Gen 1: 26 -28 "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so."
So Catch and release or cook them up and your good to go.
Peter, Andrew. James nd John were all fishermen:thumbsup: