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Do Animals Have Souls? Heck Yeah!

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection )

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If your religion leads you to believe animals are just machines with a pulse, I think you're missing something.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 8:12 am
Do we?

. (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:39 am
This is a topic I strongly believe in for many reasons.

Sara C (62)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:58 am
surely they have!!

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:59 am
Thanks Cher

. (7)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:24 am
Definitely they have soul, you see it when you look into their eyes.

Sarah G (109)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:47 am
If such things as souls exist, then the horses and dogs of my acquaintance are far more likely to possess them than the humans.

Rock H (254)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:07 am
One of the greatest problems that I have with organized religion is the thought that it makes humans more special than animals and gives us some right to dominate them. This thinking has lead to the destruction of our planet and the threatened loss of a high percentage of it's species. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Constance F (418)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:32 am
Thank you Rock! well said! Specieism - the root of all EVIL.

Roberto D. (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:04 pm
Thanks Cher! We need this in the forefront more and more each day.

aj E (164)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:07 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:28 pm
All my pets are waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:25 pm
Of course they do.

michelle t (41)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:31 pm
Animals do, but not all humans

M B (62)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:52 pm
Yes, they do have souls.

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:16 pm
Of course they have souls. No heaven worthy of the name would be complete without our beloved animals.

lori c (29)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:27 pm

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:33 pm
Classically, humanity was divided into body, soul, and spirit. Body and soul we shared with animals, spirit was - different. But my point is that everyone once knew that animals have souls. How did we lose this knowledge?

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:19 pm
As there has never been any evidence for the existence of a "Soul" in humans I fail to see the relevance.
As for "Heaven" same thing. Not a skerrick of verifiable supportive evidence

janet f (29)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:57 pm
Are we still debating this? Humans need to stop being so arrogant and elitist and admit animals have souls, feelings, the ability to feel pain and can empathize. This, BTW, is more than many people are capable of.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:49 pm
Advanced animals have a 'spiritual component' similar to that of humans; this includes cetaceans, some cephalopods, canids, felids, equines, other simians, raptor birds, corvid birds, psittacoid birds, crocodilians, pachyderms, and hyenas. While I don't expect bacteria or plankton to have independent spirits, or lower order creatures like smaller fish, non-social insects, or amphibians to show much if any spirit, I do expect to see the evidence in the more thoughtful animals including most humans.

Talya H (10)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:19 pm
Of course they do!!!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:17 pm
Unequivocally YES! Animals have more soul in 1 little foot, wing, fin or scale than half the human race put together. Anyone who would even question this should perhaps be looking inward first.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:26 pm
there was a time when the church thought women had no souls either.
I expect to find all my critters waiting for me at the Rainbow bridge. If all the animals that I ate before becoming vegetarian are there...I will be in big trouble!

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:40 pm
Yes animals have souls an they are the only living things on this earth with a pure loving an forgiving soul for all what we humans have done to animals an they still love an forgive us humans for all of the abuse we do to them they have a soul made of "GOLD" an unlike "HUMANS THEY DO NOT NEED A RELIGION TO SHOW IT" we need to plant this into our heads "MOTHER NATURES AN HER ANIMALS DO NOT NEED HUMANS HUMANS NEED MOTHER NATURE AN HER ANIMALS". =^..^=

Have you taken in a stray kitty today.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:20 pm
Without a doubt, animals have souls. When I lived in Portland, Oregon, I knew someone collecting data for a book about animals having souls. There were some very interesting stories he collected about animals having souls. He even collected pictures from people who captured spirits of animals. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then you can't help to look into the eyes of an animal and see a pure, innocent soul.

paula eaton (30)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:54 pm
Of course they have souls. They are far better than humans.

Patricia N (9)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:25 am
If humans have souls animals surely do too.

Danielle I (40)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:05 am
Noted - Anyone who has the joy of sharing their life with an animal be it domesticated or observed in the wild has to know they have a soul. It can be seen in the eyes, in the way they nurture their young, in so many ways. I believe all animals have a beautiful soul, I wish I could say the same for all humans

Past Member (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:18 am
yes they do!!

Danuta W (1250)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:23 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:53 am
Prov 12:10 The righteous one is caring for the SOUL of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel.
It says SOUL, if they did not have SOULS then it would not have stated it!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:57 am
There will be more animals in heaven than humans, as they are without sin, unlike wicked humans.

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:11 am
noted....absolutely animals have souls.....all living creatures have souls.....AMEN to the comment by Leslene Dunn.....I am quite sure there will be more animals in heaven than people....oh what a wonderful place that will be....I would much rather be with animals forever than humans!!!!!!

paul m (93)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:33 am

I belive they do,,,,,

Michelle K (3)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:55 am
I believe every animal has a soul, can feel hurt and happiness. In many instances animals are far superior to that of humans with regard to learning capability or a specific skill that is inherent in certain animals. Example: the Beaver who is an industrious animal who is a natural architect. Maybe they are far closer to us than we think...

Vera Taylor (46)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:25 am
I do NOT see how anyone can say definitly yes or no to the entire "soul" debate. How many people have died and came back with proff of an eternal spirit inside of us.? I like to think there is and would love to be reunited with all that crossed the rainbow bridge ahead of me. I hope & pray that when mu time does come that they are waiting for me on the other side. I just can't say possitively yes or no to an eternal soul, I just hope there is!!!!

Glenville J Owen (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:34 am
Of course they do.

. (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:02 pm
Of course. If not then why would there be a rainbow bridge for the animals to wait for their loved ones.Ann

Patrick Donovan (344)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:07 pm
I agree with Kye J.'s comment: I'm sure all animals do; not so sure about people.

reft h (66)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:32 pm
Life in the great "beyond" would be rather empty and less warm without our animal friends.... of course they must have a soul...

Suzanne L (99)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:59 pm
Far as I'm concerned they sure do.

Thomas P (280)
Monday October 8, 2012, 3:01 pm
If you've ever had a cat, you should know he/she had a soul

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:36 pm
for sure!!! thanks Cher, noted

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:50 pm
Of course animals have souls - just like we do. However they are in a different dimension when they pass over- their energy is different. Animals are here to teach us about love - which they do unconditionally - so different to humans!

Tom Edgar (56)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:51 am
patricia & wdw Could you please enlighten me. With what supportive evidence do you base your concusions

Rin S (10)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:21 am
I definitely believe that animals have souls, and I will heavily judge anyone who thinks they don't.

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:43 pm
Thanks, love this site!

Akhila a (0)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 6:29 pm
yes they do!

Madhavi Amma (0)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 7:01 pm
yes they do!

Madhavi Amma (0)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 7:01 pm
yes they do!
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