I squashed a spider on a table in a meeting yesterday and my colleagues gasped and said "but you're a vegetarian!"
Oh and a massive grasshopper came into the first floor of my office building the last week -- a Christian colleage said "kill it! anything less than a human is fit to be killed" which upset me.
- Was your friend expecting you to eat it lollol
- I thought your friend would have said ,
- kill it! anything less than a Christian is fit to be killed
LADYBUGS ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE
Four ladybugs were sent into space in 1999 on NASA's space shuttle led by Eileen Collins. Ladybugs and their main food, aphids, were sent to a zero-gravity environment to study how to aphids could get away from the ladybugs without being able to jump using gravity.
According to the STS-93 Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, "One of the experiments that I do understand well, and is also very interesting, is an experiment that involves aphids and ladybugs. We are taking a small container with some leaves and aphids, and the ladybugs that are their prime predator. I'm told that the ladybugs on Earth will climb up a stalk to capture the aphids, and the aphids will use gravity to assist them to fall off of the leaf to escape from the ladybug. The question is, how will these defense mechanisms work in the absence of gravity, and what will happen to the relationship between predator and prey? One of the things that extra time has allowed us to do is to come up with names for the four ladybugs that we have. I think they have been very appropriately named after The Beatles: John, Paul, Ringo, and George. We're taking these ladybugs up and we're going to release them and see what they do."
Results of the Experiment: Upon completion of the mission, it was determined that the ladybugs survived and did eat the aphids while in a microgravity environment. Ladybugs do very well in space!
It depends if the bugs are dangerous, if they are swarming, if the are eating the wooden frame of your house, or if you can easily scoop it up and let it go.
I will ignore some little bugs in my home. I attacked the swarm coming through a hole in my ceiling with half a can of bug spray (and paid for it by coughing up my lungs shortly after) and patched up the hole.
I will squash a poisonous spider in an instant, but I'll catch a big hairy harmless one and let it go outside.
I squashed a spider on a table in a meeting yesterday and my colleagues gasped and said "but you're a vegetarian!" They had no trouble with me using a mouse trap on the mouse in the kitchen however (I've since been traumatised by the poor mouse in the mouse trap so I've purchased humane "catch and release" ones instead).
Oh and a massive grasshopper came into the first floor of my office building the last week -- a Christian colleage said "kill it! anything less than a human is fit to be killed" which upset me. But not to worry, I caught it under a plastic bowl and let it go outside.
It's probably busy eating through some crops with its cousins now... *snicker *
We all kill bugs all the time...who permanently looks down at their feet when walking?
What about bacteria?
Personally I have a low tolerance for bugs ... if I can pick up a spider and chuck it out the window, I will. If however it's a really annoying bluebottle buzzing around then I will take a swipe at it
Yes it could be argued there may be Karmic consequences...but in the grand scheme of things...what are the more significant things you do in your life that also have Karmic consequences?
I think a sense of proportion is very important here
Back to spiders...I remember once I did my good deed and caught a spider and put it out the window...I watched it crawl away to freedom...only to be slaughtered seconds later by an even bigger spider...........
The wonders of nature!