Do you believe that animals have souls?

@tcup345 (360)
United States
June 21, 2009 12:28pm CST
Have you ever looked into an animals eyes and see a soul there? I do. The church teaches us that animals do not have souls. I disagree, but then, lately I have trouble believing anything the churches teach us, that'll be a whole 'nother discussion. Animals have personality, likes, dislikes, feelings, intelligence. Why not a soul? I don't think their thought processes are like humans, if we take the time to understand how they think we can relate to them better.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
19 Nov 09
They certainly give us soulful looks, don't they. Well, someone will be annoyed by this but I will say it anyway--it seems to me that if we have souls, then so do they. So I am uncomfortable "owning" an animal. I do like to eat meat, though.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Ah, those eyes, who can resist them? My animals own me, not the other way around, they have me wrapped around their little toes/claws. I enjoy having them here, they fill my days with laughs and affection.
@drdivu (1011)
• India
21 Jun 09
certainly they have souls..!! they can feel everything, have emotions and react in their own way..!! they certainly have soul..they die and the souls are released..more so, according to jainism, those souls if do wrong lead the life of animals or lower most..so ALWAYS TRY TO LEAD A GREAT LIFE AND KEEP HELPING PEOPLE...!!!