Hey, you're the one who likes the idea of God sitting on the pan, watching the washing machine going around, while having you sacrifice poor innocent animals (that incidentally are allegedly only a little less intelligent than ourselves).
Do you jump up and down when you watch TV documentaries of lions killing lion-cubs, or chimpanzees tearing young offspring limb from limb? These things occur in the animal kingdom, as well as amongst mankind, and always have.
Is there really little difference between man and beast?
It has no bearing on the "God" question. You're adding apples to pears and coming up with bananas.
If you think it has, might I ask why you haven't joined the African anti-poaching militia, or somesuch? Does it really concern you as much as you state?
How about a completely alternative option, for you to consider:
Man was set as lord of his domain, and god of his own kingdom, to look after the earth as he would.
God looks on and only marvels that he would rather act like a beast, than the Lord that he should aspire to be.
That mother acted like an animal, and there are many like her.
I can only grieve for the family, for this situation is more than just a philosophical dilema
Nina:Sounds like a workable philosophy