Paradise.. a place for all of God’s creatures? If that’s the case, what about dogs and cats as well?
The Pope has been saying some interesting things lately–like Catholics should not breed like rabbits and there should be limits to the freedom of speech and criticism of religion.. but something deeper is in question: In December he alluded to the notion that all of God’s creatures go to heaven.. the NEW YORK TIMES ran a good article by Mark Oppenheimer regarding the potential newfound animal love in the Vatican..
It is a longstanding theological question–one with no scientific answer since, quite frankly, there’s no proof of any afterlife or beforelife to begin with. But it certainly is interesting to contemplate.
The real question may not be whether Fido or Whiskers accompanies you on your journey into the afterlife, but if rabbits breed like Catholics in heaven..?