Eternity without dogs?

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I don’t believe in an afterlife but, if I did, there’s no way I’d want to spend it with pious buffoons like Albert Mohler or Robert Jeffress; in fact, I’d take care to make sure that couldn’t happen.

I’d like to spend eternity wherever my dogs have gone.

What do you know? Theologians are debating just now whether or not we are reunited with our pets after death.

Randy Alcorn is missing the point. Animals are a gift to humanity for this life, even as family ties are, prior to the resurrection. No one ought to diminish the value of animal companionship. But think this through for a moment: if the most sacred bond, that of a husband and his wife, which, incidentally, is utilized to speak of Christ and His church, is a temporary feature that is for this world alone according to Jesus (Mark 12:25), it is surely a stretch to think of our pets having some sort of tie to us in the eternal state. If our closest family members, husbands, wives and children, do not have a claim to eternity merely through their temporal tie with us, are we to consider that pets of Christians are “elect animals?” This is a laughable conclusion, should one be as so bold as Alcorn to adopt it.

Notice that this clown seems not to know that theology is a species of make-believe with no more intellectual dignity than alchemy or astrology; that’s why theological disputes can’t ever be settled — there are no facts to appeal to.

Seeing Patton again is a pleasant daydream, though.

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