I was out at work earlier and an employee at one of my stores and I got to talking, she works par time for an animal rescue group. Somehow the topic of religion came up and I told her I had went to catholic school for good part of my education and my family goes to mass every sunday, she asked me if its true God must breathe life into every living thing that is born, I said that is true, the argument began when she asked why a loving God would continue to breathe life into countless dogs and cats, all over the world, when their population is a real problem and leads to alot of suffering on their part, it also leads to alot of heartache for people like her that go out and have to rescue these animals or find a place for them, or euthanize them ultimately. She is a big believer in spay and neuter, as am I.
I had never really thought about it the way she was describing this. It does seem strange God would breathe life into these animals countless times for 10s of 1000s of them, all over the world, when most of them end up being euthanized. I can understand why he breathes life into every human baby that is born, but with animals, it does not make much sense to me, the only thing I could speculate on, was that it is not necessary for God to breathe life into every living thing when it is born…? but that kind of goes against him being the ultimate creator.