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Posted by Phelsuma04 at 11/2/2008 3:44:18 PM

Article I found on Kingsnake about an afterlife for pets! What do you think? I feel my herps kind of add a little something to my life, sort of a fulfilling feeling in keeping them. As a Christian I think that in heaven people experience an ultimate fulfillment and happiness. This would mean that if there were no herps for me in heaven I may not be able to experience the ultimate fulfillment and therefore there must be herps in heaven! HOOORAY!

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Jennifer Brooks,
Posted At: 11/2/2008 8:59:36 PM  
I think I will be reincarnated as a tiger retic and live with Jeff!

Posted At: 11/2/2008 9:10:10 PM  
I'm sure there will be animals of all sorts in Heaven. They are after all God's creatures. Why would He throw away part of His creation?

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 11/2/2008 9:43:53 PM  
exactly hana!

Brian Fischer,
Posted At: 11/2/2008 10:59:20 PM  
Hmmm... I thought snakes were regarded as evil in the bible???

Joseph Jenkins,
Posted At: 11/2/2008 11:48:12 PM  
The bible was written with many symbols, and, unfortunately, snakes have always been a symbol of natural fear to humans which makes them perfect as a symbol of evil.

But we're out to change that symbolism.

Posted At: 11/2/2008 11:52:03 PM  
Actually the bible Genisis 3 verse 1 mentions the snake as the most cunning animal God had made. Eve believed the snake (who was actually the devil in the form of a snake or at least sin manifest as a snake to persuade the humans) because she thought it intelligent.

Posted At: 11/2/2008 11:52:38 PM  
Besides, snakes schmakes. All I want to see is klemmeri!

Sonja ,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 8:26:28 AM  
I believe all animals will be there. It wouldn't be Heaven without them.

Jennifer Brooks,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 8:37:50 AM  
Lets not forget Moses and his bronze snake.He picked it up and put it on top of his staff were it remained and healed people who looked upon it wich is why alot of medical symbols contain that cross with the snake wrapped around it.

Posted At: 11/3/2008 1:13:11 PM  
not to poopoo your comment Jenn but I believe the symbol you're speaking of is actually a worm around a stick. There's a parasite (can't remember what it's called) that can grow very long within a person's blood vessels. In order to remove this worm from the body it has to be done slowly over several days. This is done by winding it once or twice around a stick and then taping it down until the next session. If a piece breaks off it become an embolism and kills you.

John ,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 1:23:08 PM  
When I was in highschool I argued often with a girl who said that animals have no soul and so would not go to heaven. At the time, I was somewhat agnostic, but that sentiment really turned me away from christianity. I've grwon up and I'm more open minded. I'm still quite agnostic. I personally think that there is something greater than us, but we cannot fully understand it. If there IS a heaven, I am absolutely certain that animals are there waiting for us. Either way, I do not believe that animals have no soul. I KNOW mine do. I feel it. That's what's important.

Jennifer Brooks,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 3:21:58 PM  
not exactly HannBuddika

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Rod of AsclepiusThe rod of Asclepius (also known as the rod of Asklepios, rod of Aesculapius or asklepian[1]) is an ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology[2], and with healing the sick through medicine. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. Asclepius, the son of Apollo, was a practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. The Rod of Asclepius also represents the constellation Ophiuchus, also known as Ophiuchus Serpentarius, the thirteenth sign of the sidereal zodiac.

and about the worm theory also from wiki
Worm" theory
Some scholars have suggested that the symbol once represented a worm wrapped around a rod; parasitic worms such as the "guinea worm" (Dracunculus medinensis) were common in ancient times, and were extracted from beneath the skin by winding them slowly around a stick. Physicians may have advertised this common service by posting a sign depicting a worm on a rod. The worm was mistaken for a snake in the Middle Ages and has since been known as a snake entwined round a staff and not a worm.[4]

And finally also from wikki the biblical connection
A similar symbol, Nehushtan, is mentioned in the Bible in Numbers 21:4–9. Attacked by a plague of snakes in the wilderness, Moses holds up a serpent coiled around a staff, both made from bronze, so that the Israelites might recover from the bites.[5

also the organizantions that use this symbol
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Australian Medical Association
British Royal Army Medical Corps
Canadian Medical Association
Star of Life, symbol of emergency medical services
World Health Organization
Australian Veterinary Association
Malaysian Medical Council

Jennifer Brooks,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 3:33:40 PM  
Oh this is for Aaron too... I found out that moses brother Aaron had a rod too and from wikki also this is what happened
Aaron's rod, however, is cited twice as exhibiting miraculous power on its own, when not physically in the grasp of its owner. In Exodus 7 (Parshat Va'eira in the Torah), God sends Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh once more, instructing Aaron that when Pharaoh demands to see a miracle, he is to "cast down his rod" and it will become a serpent. When he does so, Pharaoh's sorcerers counter by similarly casting down their own rods which also become serpents, but Aaron's rod/serpent swallows them all. "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn" and he chooses to ignore this bit of symbolic warning, and so the Plagues of Egypt ensue.

Joseph Jenkins,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 6:23:28 PM  
Go Jenn
Anyways, heaven wouldn't be heaven without animals

Pope of iHerp and Bread,
Posted At: 11/3/2008 6:28:49 PM  
Whose to say that animals dont have their own ideas about what will happen upon their death? Just because they arent as intelligent as humans doesnt mean that they have their own ideas. As for what happens to me, well, its not called a dirt nap for nothing. Im going to end up as worm food thus ensuring the circle of life.

Posted At: 11/4/2008 9:57:20 AM  
guess we're both right then :)

Posted At: 11/4/2008 10:02:16 AM  
On topic: I refuse to believe in a heaven without animals. Nate: as for animals aren't as intelligent as humans you are so wrong. We only think we are. Elephants have graveyards and mourn their dead; dolphins have sex for fun, so whose to say if animals have souls or not.

Posted At: 11/4/2008 10:48:18 AM  
Well if there are animals then there should be plants and fungi and bacteria as well. Wouldn't make sense to include one group of organisms and not the other!

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