All dogs go to-
Valhalla, Asgard, Heaven or the Celestial Kingdom, take your pick when the pooch in your life wanders off this plane of existence and becomes worm food.
The CEO of a major religion has just come out with a “feel good” pontification for pet owners. The question was asked if dead dogs are admitted to Heaven.
The ensuing waffling was parsed immediately by pundits, who started asking if admittance to the Pearly Gates included cats, gerbils, hamsters, parakeets, and fleas?
I think the child asking this question was only inquiring about pets, and did not include all animals that had ever lived, which would make a pretty crowded after life of virus, bacteria and dinosaurs.
The Hindu tradition says that all sentient life returns to the great cycle of life, and one tends to go around again depending on the the entity’s performance.
This is a remarkably discriminating system, as not all get to the same level of enlightenment or salvation. How can a religion make choices?
If the pet owner loves his horse, heifer, rabbit, snake, rat, turtle, or tapir, can they all not be admitted?
Does it depend on where the person goes after he/she dies?
Picture this- Bobby gets hit by a bus, goes to line up at the Pearly Gates, has his entrance interview, and St. Peter balks at eventually admitting his pet, which happens to be a porcupine. Will a hedgehog pass muster? How about that skunk?
Who gets to decide?
Is there a special committee to screen disobedient pets, like the dog that chewed the hell out of everyone’s shoes, drapes and dollies, or are they all going to have a special Dispensation?
I think one has to admit all or none, but that is for you all to decide.
All dogs go to-