If The Egyptians Were Right

Via Jerry Coyne. If the ancient Egyptians were right, then dogs are in trouble. As are we all…   [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s Dog Slide

Oops. This is the disadvantage for charlatans in the technological era. Someone can stop the video and zoom in, and track down the source of the image you used. And in this case, Ken Ham’s slide about dogs evolving after coming off the ark actually shows dogs diverging from 400,000 years ago. [Read more...]

Hellfire and Dalmatians

Via Eric Funston. This is a different, more fundamentalist variety of the canine religion shared in a cartoon in an earlier post.   [Read more...]

Canine Sermon

Yesterday’s Bizarro depicts what a dog sermon might sound like – assuming they view humans as angels. It is useful to imagine how other creatures might think about the divine, to remind us how much our own perspective is distinctively human, constrained and influenced by our particular perspective on the world. [Read more...]

Non-Human Theology

The Peanuts cartoon in yesterday’s paper featured Lucy expressing the view that “the theology is the same” for dogs as it is for humans. I’m less interested in the dog-related question at the moment as I am in other non-humans. Is theology the same for extraterrestrial sentient beings? For artificially intelligent machines? These are the [Read More...]

Revelation 22:15: No Dogs Go To Heaven

Revelation 22:15 got a mention in my most recent Sunday school class, even though we weren’t up to that passage. That text mentions that outside the New Jerusalem are “the dogs” as well as a variety of clearly human sinners. One person in the class asked whether this means that God is a cat person. [Read More...]


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