Harry’s Law is a TV weekly series…

“Harry’s Law” is a TV weekly series on NBC. Last week Harry (Harriet Corn, attorney) defended a person who had taken in an escaped Giant Gorilla. The zoo claimed ownership and Harry’s client sought to retain control so she could send it to some wildlife preserve. The line of argument Harry pursued was what provokes my writing: she argued for the “personhood” of the Giant Ape! The ape has intelligence (in face it is smarter than some people who suffer from some handicap), emotions, etc. and to deny it “personhood” is to practice discriminatory “specie-ism”. In this episode Harry lost the case but it was presented so as to encourage sympathy towards her case and the ape’s plight in returning to the zoo. Here is how Satan works! Slowly, subtly and with sinister effect Satan inundates us with worldly wisdom. In this case it is based on the theory of evolution: if apes are our cousins, why deny them personhood? Worldly wisdom may sound reasonable, but it omits revealed truth from God: we are not animals but divinely unique and created in God’s image. Besides this, think of the consequences. We would have to add all the apes to welfare, unemployment, medicare; on and on!

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