In fact, a surprising number of people have little problem with the idea of praying animals. Many cite the behavior of their own pets and mention the spiritual sensitivity of their cat or dog to a family member’s suffering.
Now religious leaders must grapple with questions raisd by this amazing new discovery.
“If animals have souls,” said one rabbi, “how can we justify our present treatment of them? The battle to recognize these formerly unrecognized souls is a grave moral issue.
“At this point, the only religious difference between man and beast appears to be that animals are God-loving, rather than God-fearing. It’s a very interesting distinction.”
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