I have wonderful dogs and cats that I love very much. We keep them well fed, watered, give them oddles of love and take care of them when they are sick. I believe that animals should be cared for and God meant us to do that when he put us in charge of them.
I have no problem with people getting their animals blessed if that is what they chose to do. But when does it go above and beyond? Do we think animals should be ordained as ministers as some few people believe?
this is part of an article from our evening paper....Others seek to fulfill spiritual needs that go beyond a simple desire to treat animals with dignity and kindness. Some religious leaders welcome pets to worship services, memorialize them at death and discuss them as spiritual beings without distinction from humanity — the most controversial ideology and one that is not accepted by mainstream religious faiths.
Emerson Theological Institute, a "new thought" college based in Oakland, Calif., has started to ordain animal chaplains who tend to humans and their kindred pets. In Phoenix, a new, animal-centric church service for people and their (well-behaved) pets recently began.
i do not think an animal has to be ordained to take care of a human. They do that anyway and I have to wonder how much money is involved in getting these animals ordained.
I think that any one of my dogs would give his life for me and he does not have to be ordained.I think you will find people who are willing to do anything for their animals and will fall for that crap. The words 'rip off' pop into my head at the thought of that.
I believe my animals will get to heaven no matter what I do. I can remember Billy Graham saying there had to be animals in heaven or animals lovers would not be happy there. I honestly think he is right.