Thursday, September 21, 2006

butterflies in heaven?

I took this picture of a butterfly who lives in/around our backyard. It brings up the question: Do you think all butterflies go to heaven? Or is it just the butterflies who live on/around property owned by saved humans?

4 comments:

bandlady said...

I can't wait for the responses from this post, Jason! I think the enormous response about pets going to heaven has enticed you to ask this one!

My official comment is: I don't know.

Jason Woolever said...

You're right. It got a good response, so I'm kind of posting on the curtails of its glory. However, I really just need a caption to put with this cool butterfly picture that I took the other day.

Anonymous said...

Jason,

A brief overview of some resources for Animal Theology.

My answer: Scripture does not address this issue. I don't know but some of this experimental theology is compelling.

John Flores
Frisco, Texas


The Reverend Professor Andrew Linzey, PhD, DD, is an Anglican priest, a theologian, a writer, and is internationally known as an authority on Christianity and animals

He is a member of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford, and holds the world’s first academic post in Ethics, Theology and Animal Welfare — the Bede Jarret Senior Research Fellowship at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Linzey

http://resources.theology.ox.ac.uk/staff.phtml?lecturer_code=alinzey

Catholic Concern for Animals and THE ARK
http://www.all-creatures.org/ca/index.html

Do Pets Go to Heaven? - A UMC Pastor's Perspective
http://www.emmitsburg.net/tumc/pastor_wade/2005/pets.htm

Excepts from Will I See Fido In Heaven?
http://www.creatures.com/Scripture.html

Jason Woolever said...

John,
Your a research machine! Way to go man. I like the designation of "experimental theology." I wonder if its the natural outflow of people who are recovering from other things they experimented with.