"Satan as self-defeating kitsch."
History, Stanford University.
Concerned that the captive-bred pandas might lack basic instincts, the keepers provided sex education in the form of wildlife videos showing the animals mating in the forests. When this panda porn failed to boost the beasts’ sex drives, the scientists tried the remedy used by millions of humans: Viagra. “We’ll never do that again,” Zhang said with a wry smile. “The panda was excited for twenty-four hours. We had to beat his erect penis with a stick.”
Most people aren’t open to this kind of thinking now because, first of all, the Church of Rome, between A.D. 200 and 300, began saying that animals do not have souls. They desacralized nature. Then at a meeting on Constantinople in A.D. 553, the Church denied the whole idea of transmutation of souls, the evolution of souls and, therefore, reincarnation, all of which had been very much a part of Christianity before that. The idea was to attract people to the Church with the reward of heaven, so the Church began teaching that the only thing that was sacred is Homo sapiens. If animals were thought to have souls, too, the proletariat would be unhappy, because animals are free spirits, they don’t need to conform to Church orthodoxy, so it wouldn’t seem fair if they could go to heaven too. Jesus said it: He said, “If you want to discover the Kingdom of Heaven, listen to the birds and follow the animals.” It’s there, it’s in the early scriptures. But at the meeting in Constantinople in 553, that reference was very carefully deleted, as was any reference to nature and animals having any spiritual or divine capacity or presence. Your Bible is thinner today than it used to be. Nature was desanctified, and animals were unsouled.
Do Animals Have Souls? by Michael W. Fox
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