I just finished reading “Do Dogs Have Souls? Catholics v Cumberland
Presbyterians” – one of the latest additions to the Humor section of
All they have to do to put an end to this argument is look at the
original Greek of Revelation 19:4. There they will see that the “four
living creatures” of the English translation are “ζωα” (zoa) – that’s
right – “animals”!
And if that is not enough to convince anyone, in Revelation 4:8 the
original Greek for “living creature” is “ζωον” – “animal.” And again in
Revelation 5:11 we find “ζώων” – “animal.”
The “living creatures” mentioned in the Bible are “animals.” The
Greek word for “animals” is the root word from which such common English
words as “zoo” and “zoology” are derived.
So, since dogs are animals (ζωα), they definitely go to Heaven –
which is more than can be said about many humans. After all, according
to the Bible, it was humans, through their disobedience, who brought
about the fall of creation.
It’s obvious that all this denial of the truth is merely a ploy to
justify the cruelty of humans. To justify their own exploitation of
nonhumans, some humans like to point at the behavior of carnivorous
animals who kill other animals. But if humans are so superior to other
animals, why haven’t they set a better example? Why don’t they live by a