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    Default Do animals have souls?

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    Can they go to hell or heaven?

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    No i'm religiouse i think humans are the only defined being and everythign else was put in place for us to devour mindlessly
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    Soul is what makes everything alive. Be it plant or animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    Soul is what makes everything alive. Be it plant or animal.
    You're an animist! I knew there had to be a reason I like you so much!

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    Yes.

    I dont believe animals can go to hell because their natures are different to those of mankind.

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    Animals are around to eat, have sex, and kill each other oftentimes.

    That isn't different from mankind.
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    Yes, absolutely animals have souls. I'm not religious and I don't believe in Hell, but I tell ya what, if Heaven exists and my dog's not going there, then I don't want to go there, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle View Post
    Yes, absolutely animals have souls. I'm not religious and I don't believe in Hell, but I tell ya what, if Heaven exists and my dog's not going there, then I don't want to go there, either.
    Animals are innocents and unlikely to be inclined towards malice without bad training or trauma or something. Perhaps this is the case with humans too if you take a strictly deterministic and developmentalist approach but the capacity for cognition and reflection being so different in humans, adding up to the different nature, means that humans have greater choice and capacity for change, when they refuse to and knowingly do wrong they are or will be living in hell, as they live their live so shall they exist in the afterlife, if God has an afterlife planned for them.

    I'm prepared to believe that God could decide that any of the things imagined in the world religions or simply nothing is the destiny of anyone, its impossible to know and trying to know or discover for certain seems like a kind of a bad way to spend this life. We only get one and it should be spent in joyful rather than morose ways.

    And in that dogs and animals can teach each and everyone of us a lot.

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    I don't believe in heaven or hell. I'm not sure whether or not there's such a thing as a soul. If there is, I don't see why animals can't have souls like humans do. It would just manifest differently because its a different species with a different type of 'intelligence.'
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    I believe most mammals have emotions and are self aware. I believe soul is that emergent function seperate from it's parts that creates reality and yes I do believe animals have this (also "inanimate" entities)

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