The Alaska Wildlife Alliance has finally come clean. John Johnson, an advisory board member of the alliance, suggests that humans, not wolves, need to be controlled ("As stewards of our environment, it's our duty to respect all life," April 20).
Moving into religious territory, Johnson suggests men will receive God's wrath if an animal is harmed. These kind of people worship at the altar of animals. It's unfortunate they think more highly of animals than they do people. Men are not predators. On the contrary, mankind is the crowning achievement of God's creation. I cannot speak for Hebrews, Muslims or Hindus; to a Christian, God's word on harvesting animals is very plain. If Johnson took the time to read the Bible, he might form a different view.
In Genesis, we find God Himself harvesting animals; He provides the skins to clothe Adam and Eve. God also comes to Noah saying, "be fruitful and fill the earth." Continuing, God tells men (through Noah) that, "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
Seems to me that the Alaska Wildlife Alliance is attributing to God what God did not say. I believe that in Old Testament times (and to this very day) men who say what God does not say (and then attribute it to Him) are considered false prophets.
-- Mark Burdick / Soldotna AK