What about the animals?

by one bad apple 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • Highlander

    I've always felt it's very arrogant to think that we, as humans are entitled to live forever whereas animals are destined to suffer and die. With most humans(not all) having more

    intelligence than the average animal, it does not make us deserving of eternal life.

    Ofcourse I'd love to live forever. Do I think that is possible? The honest and truthful answer is, I don't know, I can only hope.

  • Nolita

    I remember being taught that the animals died so as to demonstrate what death was to perfect humans. In other words..." You see this! This is what going to happen to you if you don't do exactly as I say!" Otherwise, how would the threat of death mean anything to people who were supposedly meant to live forever and had never seen anything die? I suppose for the "New System" it would serve as a reminder that, even though you're perfect, you're not totally off the hook because never dying definitely does not mean you are immortal, so if you step out of line you can still be made to disappear! Now doesn't that all make perfect sense! (*Please add a hefty amount of sarcastic tone as you read that last sentence*)

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