If so, where do we draw the line? I'm sure we all think our dogs or cats have "souls" or a personality. But does that extend to fish? Insects? Birds?
Do animals have souls?
|by I'm bored today||reply 43||Last Tuesday at 9:15 AM|
I think they do!
|by I'm bored today||reply 1||04/13/2019|
Yes, they all have souls. And you're going to hell for your treatment of them.
|by I'm bored today||reply 2||04/13/2019|
I start from the premise that God, Jesus, the Devil all of it is made up and not real. Therefore none of us have a soul.
The reasons for the premise is as follows. First the monotheistic god - there have been NUMEROUS gods over time. Why is this one supposed to be so special? Secondly I know the Romans, Greeks, and even the Egyptians kept records of everything. Yet none of them mention Jesus of Nazareth - the only time he shows up is in a couple history stories from near a century later.
The other thing - Satan - he was borrowed from the Persians in the form of their religion Zoroastrianism. So yeah maybe not true.
Thirdly - recall much of the population back 2000 years ago was illiterate. So the tradition was an oral tradition until it was nailed down in the Greek language. Now if you've ever played the children's game Telephone you know when the message you started comes back the details change significantly.
So with those in mind - none of it is true. It fails every logic test too.
|by I'm bored today||reply 3||04/13/2019|
Your certainty is as misplaced as your boredom: we don't all think dogs or cats have "souls," nor do I think they have personalities. Nor do fish, insects, or birds. I don't think I (or rather, "we" as humans) have souls either. You may think otherwise, but the notion of "souls" and "personality" are creations of the human brain, not organs of the body.
If you want to believe in them, fine, but don't go telling us what we all agree on when, in fact, we don't.
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Delicious animals don't have souls, so it is acceptable to eat them.
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R4, if you don't realize that animals have their own personalities, you are stupid beyond belief. It's not a hard concept to grasp and it's not a difficult thing to observe.
|by I'm bored today||reply 6||04/13/2019|
You think Trump has a soul?
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R4. Apologies. I did not mean to insinuate that. Sorry. I was just wondering.
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no and neither do people, Its all part of the brain washing religious crap people are exposed to. Its all completely fabricated myth.
|by I'm bored today||reply 9||04/13/2019|
According to Christianity, no they don't.
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Souls don't exist.
|by I'm bored today||reply 11||04/13/2019|
The Amish don't believe animals have souls. That's why they treat their animals like shit and are known for their puppy mills.
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you are vastly stupid beyond belief, R6, if that's the best response you can muster for someone you disagree with.
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R5 that was funny
|by I'm bored today||reply 14||04/13/2019|
I believe they do. If they didn’t they wouldn’t have emotions. I’ve seen sad dogs cry.
|by I'm bored today||reply 15||04/13/2019|
Since "souls" are fiction, there is no harm in claiming animals have them.
|by I'm bored today||reply 16||04/13/2019|
Elephants have what humans have chosen to call "wakes" for dead elephants. Why? Because humans mourn their dead and presume animals do the same.
Humans love to anthropomorphize (attribute human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object) as in "people's tendency to anthropomorphize their dogs"
Let dogs be dogs. Don't burden them with our behavior.
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I have no idea, nor does anyone else. It is beyond our comprehension.
|by I'm bored today||reply 18||04/13/2019|
I don't know, OP. I'd like to think animals have souls, or some kind of energy that might constitute them. Who knows, though.
Having pets all my life, mainly dogs and cats, they do have personalities and quirks. They have feelings and feel pain and joy, so I don't really think of them as an animal, more like another sentient being that deserves love, kindness, and respect.
|by I'm bored today||reply 19||04/13/2019|
I has soul for days.
|by I'm bored today||reply 20||04/13/2019|
Every creature has a soul.
We're unique in that we sell ours if we think it gives us an advantage.
|by I'm bored today||reply 21||04/13/2019|
Personality and emotion does not equal an imaginary concept
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|by I'm bored today||reply 23||04/13/2019|
Only dogs have souls.
|by I'm bored today||reply 24||04/13/2019|
Yes, they do have soul.
|by I'm bored today||reply 25||04/13/2019|
We all have souls, even plants. Just thank the lettuce or tomato when you harvest it, and your garden will be much more productive. Seriously. Be kind and thankful.
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In that case R15, vegans and vegetarians are committing LITERAL VIOLENCE against innocent plants every single day, all because of their selfish, greedy desire to eat. VEGETABLES ARE MURDER.
|by I'm bored today||reply 27||04/13/2019|
Animals are worth reincarnating.
Humans, not so much.
|by I'm bored today||reply 28||04/13/2019|
I certainly think that plants have souls, they respond positively to classical music and they like people talking to them.
|by I'm bored today||reply 29||04/13/2019|
R29, your 6th grade science experiment was a LONG time ago. And there were, shall we say, a few flaws in your scientific method.
|by I'm bored today||reply 30||04/13/2019|
Please be kind to them. This world is horrible.
|by I'm bored today||reply 31||04/13/2019|
I'm completely forgotten now, aren't I?
|by I'm bored today||reply 32||04/13/2019|
even process food has a soul...
|by I'm bored today||reply 33||04/13/2019|
If you want to look at Christian beliefs, check out Isaiah, Chapter 11. All of the animal groups will be part of the second coming. How else can the wolf lay with the lamb?
|by I'm bored today||reply 34||04/13/2019|
My cat is an intelligent human trapped inside of a feline's body. She looks at me with contempt when I watch trashy television and hisses when I bring home a guy she does not approve of.
|by I'm bored today||reply 35||04/13/2019|
R32, I prefer St Francis of Assisi.
|by I'm bored today||reply 36||04/13/2019|
R35 Cats can hear you when you talk to them. It's just that they don't give a shit what you say
|by I'm bored today||reply 37||Last Sunday at 8:51 AM|
Honestly I’m not even sure if HUMANS have souls...
|by I'm bored today||reply 38||Last Sunday at 10:15 AM|
Souls are a manmade concept. We do have an electrical charge that dies when we die. Even those who spoke for Jesus don't talk about anyone having a soul. Besides, the soul is an oral concept without a physical description. But if there is any group of critter possessing souls, I would expect it to be the wild animals, not humans. our four and no legged animals can only do that which they are designed to do. They are without sin and therefore accordingly, little saints.
|by I'm bored today||reply 39||Last Sunday at 10:45 AM|
[quote] We do have an electrical charge that dies when we die.
How would you explain my hypnic jerks then, tough guy? Is that ideation or is my body just asking for sweet release?
|by I'm bored today||reply 40||Last Monday at 8:25 AM|
If they did the Catholic church would have gone after them a long time ago.
|by I'm bored today||reply 41||Last Monday at 10:41 AM|
The church has not gone after pets because the church knows they are without sin.
|by I'm bored today||reply 42||Last Tuesday at 8:11 AM|
Sorry "soul" is a made up belief.
Animals are sentient beings who should get to live without being harmed, tortured and killed by humans.
|by I'm bored today||reply 43||Last Tuesday at 9:15 AM|