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Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:59am On Aug 02, 2012
Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls , cant think for themselves and make their decisions

This black swan is a true eye opener!!!

A black swan feeds its fish friends every day to the amazement of passers by. The swan picks up the feed and takes it to the mouths of the waiting fish, reports Southern City Papers.

"They became close friends after 3 years of playing together," say staff at Safari Park. "Every time I come to feed the swan, all the fish follow him to the bank, with mouths open. And he takes the food and puts some into each of the hungry mouths," says the feeder. "When everyone has eaten enough, the swan goes back onto the water and plays with his fish friends again."

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by Nobody: 7:01am On Aug 02, 2012
That is beautiful. . . . awwwwwww!!!!

I just love the passionate care that animals show. Warms my heart smiley

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by Nobody: 7:05am On Aug 02, 2012
I saw this a while ago. . . . just beautiful.




Cliffhanger! Lion cub saved by mum in dramatic scenes caught on camera as he cries out pitifully for help


The drama begins: The mother arrives at the edge of the cliff as her son cries out for rescue after being trapped when he slipped





On the brink: Four lionesses look over the edge before aborting their rescue mission because of the sheer drop





Rescue mission: The mother inches her way down the cliff face to rescue the terrified cub before locking him in her jaws and making her way back up the cliff face





Motherly love: The mother gives her son a lick to say that all is well in the pride following the drama


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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by truthislight: 11:26am On Aug 02, 2012
But is what the bible says, that Animals are souls just like humans.

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 12:59pm On Aug 02, 2012
truthislight: But is what the bible says, that Animals are souls just like humans.

dont lie. the bible and quraan both says that animals dont have souls and are mainly meant to serve humans. angry



2 Peter 2:12

".......They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish."


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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:01pm On Aug 02, 2012
good post Ileke-Idi. the Lions sure have a lot of community work just like elephants. infact i was just about to post pics of different cases where animals of oe species helps another. .wink
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:05pm On Aug 02, 2012
In Zoo Myrtle Beach Safari (South Carolina), orang utan Hanama takes good care of two little tiger cubs, Skukuza and Simh.
And according to the Zoo Director, he is an excellent babysitter. He is keeping an eye on them when they are playing, or takes them for a walk or holds them in his arms to cuddle.





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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by DeepSight(m): 2:46pm On Aug 02, 2012
Anyone who says animals don't have souls has never lived with a dog as a pet.

Animals are not only amazingly intelligent, but they display knowing sentient awareness of unexpected attributes: its amazing to observe animals that have a sense of guilt, a sense of family, a sense of loyalty FAR exceeding that of humans, a sense of work ethic and duty, a sense of deception, stealth, cunning and deceitfulness, a sense of love, a sense of intense jealousy, and many more.

Any person who is a lover of animals both wild and domestic, and has taken time to observe them, will be in no doubt that they possess souls of some sort.

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by Nobody: 4:07pm On Aug 02, 2012
Ileke-IdI:
That is beautiful. . . . awwwwwww!!!!

I just love the passionate care that animals show. Warms my heart smiley

Amen...its really a beautiful thing.

@topic they most certainly do.

Dogs are not called "mans best friend" for nothing. They too have unique personalities and exhibit signs of love, fear, happiness, etc.

Elephants too are known to be almost man like in personalities.
They mourn their dead and show genuine care for one another.

Monkeys too. They looove to bond...i remember watching a documentary of monkies on the animal planet tvn and this monkey's baby died. She apparently couldnt get over his death as she continued to carry him on her back for a few days until reality set in. I wanted to cry lol....

Also penguins are good case studies. They really embody the whole "it takes a village...." Mentality...and so on.

Gotta go my battery is dying lol but bottom line animals DO have souls. cool

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 4:28pm On Aug 02, 2012
Deep Sight:
Anyone who says animals don't have souls has never lived with a dog as a pet.

Animals are not only amazingly intelligent, but they display knowing sentient awareness of unexpected attributes: its amazing to observe animals that have a sense of guilt, a sense of family, a sense of loyalty FAR exceeding that of humans, a sense of work ethic and duty, a sense of deception, stealth, cunning and deceitfulness, a sense of love, a sense of intense jealousy, and many more.

Any person who is a lover of animals both wild and domestic, and has taken time to observe them, will be in no doubt that they possess souls of some sort.

wow i have noticed jealousy in my cat. i remember when i used to go and pet a stray cat that used to come everyday to visit my cat, my cat would become jealous and start making attempts to divert & catch my attention. i cant really describe it, but yeahh that element was certainly there. .

i didnt actually buy my cat. i was actually leaving my house one cold winter night for some work (mind you it was freezing cold), and then this kitten just walked into my house, went to the top floor and slept on my bed. since i was getting late, i didnt want to put it out or anything also since it was very cold. so i went out and when i returned, he was waiting for me at the top of the stairs. when i looked at that innocent face staring up at me, i knew it has got to stay at my home. so i kept it. grin
(and then a few months later, he starts bringing all his friends to my home to show-off and all that. that was when i started getting really annoyed )

here are pictures of my cat:

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 4:52pm On Aug 02, 2012
truthislight: But is what the bible says, that Animals are souls just like humans.
PAGAN 9JA:


dont lie. the bible and quraan both says that animals dont have souls and are mainly meant to serve humans. angry



2 Peter 2:12

".......They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish."






Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breatht; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?"
Ecclesiastes 3:19-21

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by Nobody: 5:03pm On Aug 02, 2012
I think I've asked this on another thread.. Can anyone give a concise explanation of what a soul is?
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 5:06pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:

Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breatht; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" Ecclesiastes 3:19-21

what you said above implies:

The non-eternal spirit of animals, and the immortal spirit of men, and they take two separate and distinct paths at death. Because man is made in the image of God (man-worship), he goes upward, but the spirits of beasts are absorbed by the earth. i.e., they cease to exist. And in point of fact, it is because he has this rational soul that man can justly be cast into Hell, and animals are not. Animals simply return to the dust when their life on this earth is over. By contrast, your God's Word makes it abundantly clear that the souls of men and women will live for eternity, either in the Kingdom of heaven, or in the Hell of the lake of Fire.


Revelation 20:13-14

"And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
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"EVERY MAN". it didnt say "every animal".




Genesis 1:26-27

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."



a.k.a humans are above all other creatures and christians do man-worship.
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 5:29pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


what you said above implies:

The non-eternal spirit of animals, and the immortal spirit of men, and they take two separate and distinct paths at death. Because man is made in the image of God (man-worship), he goes upward, but the spirits of beasts are absorbed by the earth. i.e., they cease to exist. And in point of fact, it is because he has this rational soul that man can justly be cast into Hell, and animals are not. Animals simply return to the dust when their life on this earth is over. By contrast, your God's Word makes it abundantly clear that the souls of men and women will live for eternity, either in the Kingdom of heaven, or in the Hell of the lake of Fire.


[color=#000099]Revelation 20:13-14

"And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
I thought the contention was whether the bible says that animals have souls or not. I have provided you with a verse of scripture that supports this. Distinguishing between the type of soul an animal has and that of a man is besides the point.

Question: do animals have souls?
Answer: Yes, the bible says so

Asked and answered

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 5:35pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:
I thought the contention was whether the bible says that animals have souls or not. I have provided you with a verse of scripture that supports this. Distinguishing between the type of soul an animal has and that of a man is besides the point.

Question: do animals have souls?
Answer: Yes, the bible says so

Asked and answered


your book is just saying that the animals dont have proper souls. they just have something like a temporary battery which switches off at death. a soul is supposed to be immortal. it is Spiritual Energy that can be neither created nor destroyed. .
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by Nobody: 6:05pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN,

Na which kain eye your cat get?

Na witch o!! Irish witch shocked shocked shocked grin

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:14pm On Aug 02, 2012
musKeeto: I think I've asked this on another thread.. Can anyone give a concise explanation of what a soul is?

Soul is Spiritual Energy. however christians think it is the breath of life or something of that sort. .tongue
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:14pm On Aug 02, 2012
Ileke-IdI:
PAGAN,

Na which kain eye your cat get?

Na witch o!! Irish witch shocked shocked shocked grin

hahahahahahahaa! i know!!!!! grin grin grin grin
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 6:20pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


your book is just saying that the animals dont have proper souls. they just have something like a temporary battery which switches off at death. a soul is supposed to be immortal. it is Spiritual Energy that can be neither created nor destroyed. .

And your pictures show that animals have "proper souls"? Please tell us how so
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:21pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:

And your pictures show that animals have proper souls?

yes thats right. cool
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 6:22pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


yes thats right. cool
How is this so?
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:27pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:
How is this so?

they are able to make independant decisions based on the different varieties of emotions and also express and show feelings towards other beings. in other words, unlike robots, they are not programmed and do not work solely based on instinct. .
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 6:43pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


they are able to make independant decisions based on the different varieties of emotions and also express and show feelings towards other beings. in other words, unlike robots, they are not programmed and do not work solely based on instinct. .
.....and how does any of these show that their souls are immortal?
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 6:49pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:
.....and how does any of these show that their souls are immortal?

because there is no such thing as a temporary soul. your bible is making up stories as usual..

Soul = Spiritual Energy.

The basic Law of Nature - The Law of Physics states that (material) energy can neither be created nor destroyed. it is conserved., i.e., it will move elsewhere. {you must have studied this in school in physics class}
In the same way, Spiritual Energy (the soul) can neither be created nor destroyed. it is conserved. i.e., it will move to another body.
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by truthislight: 7:57pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


dont lie. the bible and quraan both says that animals dont have souls and are mainly meant to serve humans. angry



2 Peter 2:12

".......They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish."






pls, read Numbers 31;28. animals = soul.

Maybe, if you do really know the bible it may change you mind set,
why not undertake a study of it?
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by ijawkid(m): 8:16pm On Aug 02, 2012
Pagan boy the bible does tell us animals are souls......

that is why an animals blood is precious in Gods eyes.....
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:00pm On Aug 02, 2012
truthislight:

pls, read Numbers 31;28. animals = soul.

Maybe, if you do really know the bible it may change you mind set,
why not undertake a study of it?

i have read it.i t is all about magic boats and how to turn wine into water and killing babies.

ijawkid: Pagan boy the bible does tell us animals are souls......

that is why an animals blood is precious in Gods eyes.....

animals "are" souls undecided

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 9:12pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:


because there is no such thing as a temporary soul. your bible is making up stories as usual..

Soul = Spiritual Energy.

The basic Law of Nature - The Law of Physics states that (material) energy can neither be created nor destroyed. it is conserved., i.e., it will move elsewhere. {you must have studied this in school in physics class}
In the same way, Spiritual Energy (the soul) can neither be created nor destroyed. it is conserved. i.e., it will move to another body.
Wow, soul = spiritual energy? Interesting. I didn't know you had a degree in supernatural sciences? lol. Nothing wey man no go see for this Nairaland!
please can you cite the source of this your information or are you just making stuff up??

PAGAN 9JA:

i have read it.i t is all about magic boats and how to turn wine into water and killing babies.
Are you sure you read Numbers 31:28? Or are you just being willfully ignorant?

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by jayriginal: 9:13pm On Aug 02, 2012
Deep Sight:
Anyone who says animals don't have souls has never lived with a dog as a pet.

Animals are not only amazingly intelligent, but they display knowing sentient awareness of unexpected attributes: its amazing to observe animals that have a sense of guilt, a sense of family, a sense of loyalty FAR exceeding that of humans, a sense of work ethic and duty, a sense of deception, stealth, cunning and deceitfulness, a sense of love, a sense of intense jealousy, and many more.

Any person who is a lover of animals both wild and domestic, and has taken time to observe them, will be in no doubt that they possess souls of some sort.

Very nice and apt actually.

On the issue of "souls", I see no reason why that is the distinguishing feature of humanity. Reading the thread, I expected to see many christians denouncing the concept of animal "souls". Possibly, the thread hasnt attracted them yet.

In fact, I think I've heard Pagan9ja use the term "our animal equals". That carries deep meaning. I'd like to be a vegetarian but some of our furry friends are quite delicious and besides, plants are alive too; they're just easier to catch.

My whole family is animal loving. We have had pigeons, dogs, a cat and even a chicken we called Remi. She died a natural death. No one could bear to eat her.

I'm rambling . . .

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Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by PAGAN9JA(m): 9:37pm On Aug 02, 2012
Mr_Anony:
Wow, soul = spiritual energy? Interesting. I didn't know you had a degree in supernatural sciences? lol. Nothing wey man no go see for this Nairaland!
please can you cite the source of this your information or are you just making stuff up??

The Creator has given me a brain to make use of it. this is from my own research, also citing different sources i really cant remember now. .

Mr_Anony: Are you sure you read Numbers 31:28? Or are you just being willfully ignorant?

i dont know really. i am bamboozled. grin


jayriginal:

Very nice and apt actually.

On the issue of "souls", I see no reason why that is the distinguishing feature of humanity. Reading the thread, I expected to see many christians denouncing the concept of animal "souls". Possibly, the thread hasnt attracted them yet.

In fact, I think I've heard Pagan9ja use the term "our animal equals". That carries deep meaning. I'd like to be a vegetarian but some of our furry friends are quite delicious and besides, plants are alive too; they're just easier to catch.

My whole family is animal loving. We have had pigeons, dogs, a cat and even a chicken we called Remi. She died a natural death. No one could bear to eat her.

I'm rambling . . .


oh dont worry about eating them. animals eat each other anyways. but as humans, it is good if we avoid eating animals, because we have the capacity to do it. also we must treat animals well when they are alive. it is also our duty to protect them. in my opinion, if there was ever an animal that suffers a lot in this planet, it s the chicken. you have no idea how they are treated in poultry farms. .
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by MrAnony1(m): 9:40pm On Aug 02, 2012
PAGAN 9JA:

The Creator has given me a brain to make use of it. this is from my own research, also citing different sources i really cant remember now. .
Lol, another way of saying: you don't really know and just made it up
Re: Picture Of Black Swan Feeding Goldfish: Who Says That Animals Don't Have Souls? by truthislight: 9:41pm On Aug 02, 2012
jayriginal:

Very nice and apt actually.

On the issue of "souls", I see no reason why that is the distinguishing feature of humanity. Reading the thread, I expected to see many christians denouncing the concept of animal "souls". Possibly, the thread hasnt attracted them yet.

In fact, I think I've heard Pagan9ja use the term "our animal equals". That carries deep meaning. I'd like to be a vegetarian but some of our furry friends are quite delicious and besides, plants are alive too; they're just easier to catch.

My whole family is animal loving. We have had pigeons, dogs, a cat and even a chicken we called Remi. She died a natural death. No one could bear to eat her.

I'm rambling . . .


so plant have blood?

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