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Your problem is not technology. The problem is YOU. You lack the will to change...You treat this planet as you treat each other. - Klaatu
What are you talking about? There is no such thing as the "Mafia"......it doesn't exist. Just a bunch of lies told to defame honest hardworking Italians like myself. - TomO
I will do you, let's see, goofy, wacky, and to the left side of the bell curve. -Ktoyou
I'm white. I'm not black. I can't convert to being black. It doesn't matter how much I want to become black. I could listen to rap and date fat white women all day; for all that, I'll still remain white.- Traditio
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. - Let's at least work at it?
Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
May 17th, 2012, 03:24 PM
What could distract us from the absolute goodness and perfection of God? Still, I would like an afterlife with animals there (although my house would be overrun with the many four-footed and feathered friends I made and lost over the years).
The answer becomes obvious when we define our terms. Heaven is nothing but the perpetual union of the rational soul (or the intellectual being, in the case of the angels) with the God whom he loves with all his heart, mind and soul. If we're lucky enough to make it to Heaven, that's what we're going to do for all eternity: we're going to know and love God for all eternity. It's going to be a constant discovery of yet newer and newer beauty and joy in the mystery of the Trinity.
It follows quite simply from this that there will be no animals there. Animals don't have rational souls.
When a Man Lies He Murders
Some Part of the World
These Are the Pale Deaths Which
Men Miscall Their Lives
All this I Cannot Bear
to Witness Any Longer
Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation
Take Me Home
So yes there will be animals in new heaven but there is not going to any fierce animals. All animals will be tamed ones.
What'll they eat? Is there eating in new heaven?
"There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down"
"In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." – Alfred Whitney, Essays on Education
Don't you know
That it ain't a crime
If all the squares
And the junkmen
Think you're out of line
We don't know because we don't need to know. I have toyed with the idea that as Jesus has raised us up, so we in turn may raise up our best beasts to be with us. But we have so little idea of the heavenly estate that any speculation is pretty much hot air. It is an excellant question to drive home the point that we have not been told everything, just the bare minimum necessary for us to get into heaven(whatever that is) ourselves. Humility is good for us.