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Do you think animals have souls?

http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1503900/Defining_energies_part_2_effects_of_energies_how_they_could_relate_to_being_our_soul

If this pertains to us, doesn't this also have to pertain to animals?

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note: any bashing will NOT be tolerated. This is strictly for those who would like to debate in a mature manner.

 
xxhazeldovexx

Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 2:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • There are many people with mental illnesses....not to mention babies up until a certain age...who do not have self-awareness. I think self-awareness is heightened intelligence and nothing more. Dolphins and chimps are also self-aware. They recognize themselves in mirrors.

    I see what you mean metalcowgirl, that's a good point. But I feel that even infants, or people who have an illness that affects their mind, have an of awareness of who they are at some level. Same goes for the more intelligent animals. In other words I see spirit as pure energy, while soul is the pure energy that condenses into individual perception, thought and creativity. But, as far as I'm concerned, both soul and spirit are eternal. :)

    AnamCara1

    Answer by AnamCara1 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:19 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • God made man from the dirt and then He breathed into him a living soul.
    He spoke the animals into being.
    Man-kind have souls and animals do not.
    bloodbought

    Answer by bloodbought at 2:25 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • WHEN I LOOK INTO MY COCKAPOO'S EYES, I HAVE TO TELL YOU I CAN SEE HIS SOUL, I DO BELEIVE THEY HAVE A SOUL.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:26 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • No they don't.
    3rdDay

    Answer by 3rdDay at 2:26 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I think they have souls.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 2:26 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • can anyone that says they don't, explain then the differences between us having souls, and them not having souls? (something relevant to the link).
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:28 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I hope so if not then they are just robots with pre-programed instincts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I don't think people have souls, so why would animals?
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:29 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I won't tolerate bashing
    if you are here to do so leave.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:32 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

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