Just a Thought

On WPR in the morning they were discussing the human and dog relationship. Someone said something to the effect of, “after good dogs die, they come back to life as a human.” No, I think it would be the other way around. That is, if I were to believe in reincarnation, which I don’t. It’s a nice idea, but I believe when you’re dead, you’re dead.

Karl Marx said religion is the opiate of the masses. Within the 21st century paradigm of the mega-church, I think it is more like fast food.

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Painter, jewelry-maker, graphic designer, dingbat font creator, imagineer, progressive, liberal, Wisconsinite by birth and later by choice, dog and cat mom, sushi-lover and foodie.

3 thoughts on “Just a Thought

  1. I like to think that becoming a dog in the next life is a move up. That we have to be good humans to become dogs or cats. Besides I think it may even be preferable to be a Monarch Butterfly to being a human. This thing about people thinking that the best life is being born human – is just an idiomatic trait of our anthropomorphic ignorant minds. There is no reason to assume that being born human reflects something meaningful about the nature of deep reality. It is only a human concept and very likely to merely be a human fabrication in thought.

  2. Human fabrication in thought…like the way Man created God. Ha….on the wpr show they were actually discussing how Dog created Man, how dogs made humans more “human” in terms of caring, loving and acceptance.

    Dog Created Man.

    Maybe why I feel that certain people who don’t like dogs aren’t really human, know what I mean?

  3. Surely, you mean “aren’t really human” as a deficiency claim. For instance a person who doesn’t like dogs will have more difficulty in “terms of caring, loving and acceptance.”… You can’t possibly mean that “aren’t really human” means they are actually someone else – like they are not human they are “really” a cat.

    I agree that people who love dogs and/or cats will discover deeper and fuller levels of our human experience and be more compassionate “in terms of caring, loving and acceptance.”

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