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        08-20-2009, 05:44 PM
    Green Broke
    Do Pets go to Heaven?

    I've asked this question to lots of people; ministers, friends, family, etc. The vote was tried between them. I was wondering what everyone else thinks?

    For me, the answer is very simple. If it isn't heaven for you without your pet, your pet will go to heaven.
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        08-20-2009, 05:47 PM
    Green Broke
    Animals don't have a soul, therefore it is impossible for them to go to heaven.
    IMO, when you go to heaven, you will be so happy to be in the presence of God that you won't even think about animals not being there/being there.
        08-20-2009, 05:51 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Sunny06    
    IMO, when you go to heaven, you will be so happy to be in the presence of God that you won't even think about animals not being there/being there.
    Hmm... That's a good point right there...
        08-20-2009, 06:02 PM
    I believe animals have a "soul" and they will be in heaven or whatever afterlife you believe in if they mean that much to you.
        08-20-2009, 06:47 PM
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    I believe that animals will go to heaven.

    My trainer has a really good way of explaining it: In the Bible, in Revelation, it says that Jesus is going to come back on a white horse. Where did Jesus get this white horse if it didn't come from heaven? No horse on earth is going to be perfect enough to be the steed of the king of the universe so he couldn't just grab a random white horse from down here. He must get it in heaven then, which means that there are horses in heaven and one can assume that our horses would be there too (because why would God create a whole new kind of horse just to be in heaven when he can just fix all our ponies and move on from there?).

    Another good reason saying that animals go to heaven: God created them all because they made him and us happy. Now why would he create them to make him and us happy then shut them out of heaven? It just doesn't make sense.

    I personally am going to heaven, no doubt, but if my animals aren't there, heck, I don't want to go there either. I believe they do have souls because it just doesn't make any sense that they don't. How can they be our partners and friends and everything in between if they're soul-less? How can they mean so much to us and have no soul?

    My $0.02. =)
        08-20-2009, 07:18 PM
    Green Broke
    Animals have spirits, not to be confused with souls.

    Don't fly off the handle for me saying that. It is true, though.

    And personally (just my opinion) I want to go there to be with God. I don't think I'll neccesarily care if Sunny is there or not :]

    I have though, often wondered if animals would be there or not because, afterall, they DO make people happy.. But again the sight of God itsef has got to be better than having 'Fifi' with you.
        08-20-2009, 07:38 PM
    Does your first statement (Animals have spirits, not souls) stem from the bible or elsewhere? If from the bible, could you tell me what they say the difference is (It's been quite a few years since I was active in any church)?
        08-20-2009, 07:41 PM
    Green Broke
    Hold on let me see if I can find it. I think it is.
        08-20-2009, 07:49 PM
    Green Broke
    In the mean time read this:

    Does an Animal Have a Soul? - Succeed in Understanding Religion: School for Champions
        08-20-2009, 07:53 PM
    Hmm. Interesting. That just sort of solidified my belief that animals have souls! Go figure.

    So what do you think about the "Does all life have a spirit" question? Do you think a person has a soul but can also have a spirit?

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