The great dog debate

crap

So say these Presbyterians. That’s a question that has always caused me consternation, being a dog lover and all.

Check out the sign at the Catholic Church across the street.

dogs

I like the sound of that. But the folks across the street responded with the following.

more crap

I wonder why they want to be so hasty to condemn all the dogs of the world.  Maybe, just maybe they could be wrong.

1st dog

Now you know why I joined the Catholic Church.  To tell the truth, I don’t know if pets go to heaven or not, but I sure hope so.  They give unconditional love more freely than most humans.  That goes for cats too.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~Gandhi (1869-1948)”

9 thoughts on “The great dog debate

  1. Will Rogers said that if dogs don’t go to heaven, when he dies hd wants to go where they went. Me too.

  2. Dear Diva,
    I have never understood why people feel so strongly about animals NOT being in heaven. Like you said, animals are more capable of showing unconditional love than most (dare i say, all) humans. And if I’m not mistaken, the Bible clearly states that God is love. The Bible was written (though God-breathed) by humans, FOR humans, as a way for humans to come to know the love of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is simply no reason for the Bible to tell us anything that goes on with animals, their souls, their afterlife, etc. But anyone who has ever experienced the many emotions that their dog/cat has to offer them (excitement, embarrassment, shame, joy, and yes, love), knows that they will see their adored pet in heaven!!! Thanks for sharing this….love the Catholic signs!!

  3. If animals didn’t have souls, they wouldn’t be able to love. God made them and I believe He has a special place for them in heaven. We know the lion and the lamb will be close to the throne and will be in harmony. If he thought they were important enough to put two by two on the Ark with Noah, then you can just bet He thinks they are very important!

  4. PATIENTLY WAITING
    “I explained to St. Peter I’d rather stay here outside the pearly gate. I won’t be a nuisance, I won’t even bark, I’ll be very patient and wait. I’ll be here chewing on a celestial bone, No matter how long you may be. I ‘d miss you so much if I went in alone, It wouldn’t be heaven for me” Author unknown

    Hope St. Pete keeps a good stock of celestial bones. He’ll need them.

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