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    Do dogs go to heaven?

    Do you think non-human animals have souls or an afterlife? Do you think they have ideas about God and religion? If so, which animals? What do you think their beliefs are?

    Some scientists claim that humans are the only animals capable of conceiving of the future or of hypothetical scenarios. I wonder if humans are the only species capable of religious thought.

    These questions were inspired by Papabear's "God To Dogs" thread

    http://www.lawenforcementforums.com/...ad.php?t=20791

    That thread made me wonder which if any of those questions dogs actually are capable of asking, and what the answers might be.

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    DUH they made a movie about it

    "all dogs go to heaven"

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    I really hope a few of mine are waiting when I get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    DUH they made a movie about it

    "all dogs go to heaven"

    And there's your answer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I really hope a few of mine are waiting when I get there.

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    Eventually, they do. But, first they go here:

    http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm
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    An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice grassy, woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him. The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed, I'm sorry but he can't come with you."

    "What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If he can't come in, then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life, I can't desert him now."

    "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area, he'll promise you anything, but the dog can't go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road."

    So the old man and dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. "S'cuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?"

    "Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable"

    "You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed anywhere."

    "Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?"

    "No sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in.
    We'll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final."

    The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."

    "You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?"

    "That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?




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    Every single animal I've ever met has been more deserving of an afterlife than many people I've known.


    Quote Originally Posted by just a kid's song
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    Through all creatures are the gods made whole.
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    I hope they do!
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

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    Um, Jenna? Thou that googlest all things? Here is a link for you. All Dogs Go To Heaven


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    Anyway, I sure hope to meet all of the animals that have been entrusted into my care as currently my wife and I are unable to have children and so any and all of them are like children to us. Especially the unconditional love they give.


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    I'd be interested in hearing if anyone believes dogs don't go to heaven, but humans do. Or maybe insects go to heaven? That brings up a discussion on the intelligence of species. After all, we're all animals/mammals, is it reasonable to think because we're more intelligent and evolved than other species, that we'd go to heaven, but they wouldn't?

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    dulce et decorum est pro patria mori


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Fed View Post
    Why do you care? It's not like you ever give a serious opinion, or discuss it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing if anyone believes dogs don't go to heaven, but humans do. Or maybe insects go to heaven? That brings up a discussion on the intelligence of species. After all, we're all animals/mammals, is it reasonable to think because we're more intelligent and evolved than other species, that we'd go to heaven, but they wouldn't?
    I'd be more inclined to think a dog had a soul than an insect, and I'm not sure soul always relates to intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Fed View Post
    What is that, anyhow?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


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    Good post buttercup that the way I would like it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Why do you care? It's not like you ever give a serious opinion, or discuss it anyway.
    I did in that one thread in the LEO only area about the things
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    I love that story Buttercup, I have seen it before and enjoy it everytime.

    I can't answer your question, Jenna. All I know is that my dogs past and present have been my best friends. My dog now has been a life saver to me in many ways, I can say that if she isn't in heaven if I am lucky enough to make it, then I don't want to be there. I rather be where ever she is.

    My dad, I miss him every day.

    Originally Posted by Wolven
    Life is too short to wear unsexy underwear.


    I am a female!!!!! LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    DUH they made a movie about it

    "all dogs go to heaven"
    So do horses.
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