DO or do not dead dogs go to heaven? Trying to console a distraught little boy whose dog had died Pope Francis told him during a recent public appearance that “paradise is open to all of God’s creations”. Does that include dogs? Well, that is debatable for devout Christians. For when an American professor of ‘Christian Ethics’ was asked about it, he learnedly hedged his reply, saying the Pope spoke “in a pastoral language that is not really meant to be dissected by academics”, but it “absolutely” opened a new debate on whether animals have souls.
Hindu simpleton that he is, Satiricus is impressed with this humane nature of Christian theology. His wretched religion has taught him that not only animals but birds, bees and even ants (for whom there is a temple) have souls. What a foolish faith! By the way, even if a Christian’s dog is allowed entry into heaven, will a Muslim’s dog, who is decreed “unclean” by Sharia standards? Both are Semitic religions, then what price some Semitic similarity? Or are they waiting for a third religion to join them—the exclusively Indian super-Semitic Secularism?