I have a really interesting question brought about from a conversation with my vegan friend. It relates to the distinction between animals and humans and how humans are subject to the moral law whereas animals are not responsible…basically it seems to me that animals are supposed to be atheists. When God is the single greatest part of life and existence, why would He deprive animals of Himself? Why would God want animals to be atheists? It’s a scary thought because I’m thinking about nihilism and how if God didn’t exist or that if we were non-human animals we would have to live without God and that scares me.
On a second note, my friend does not understand why a loving God would allow meat (especially for animals who live through torture their entire lives then just end after life is over since they don’t have heaven/hell). Of all questions about the faith, none have stumped me quite like this one has.