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All Dogs Go To Heaven [Church Sign Debate] FUNNY!!!
The Real Democrat History ^ | 04/14/09 | Unknown

Posted on 04/14/2009 3:01:47 AM PDT by coffee260

This is literally a “church signs” debate, being played out in a southern town, between the Catholic church and a Presbyterian church that face each other across the street. From top to bottom, you will see the response and counter-response over time. The Catholics are displaying a much better sense of humor. You get the impression that the Presbyterians are actually taking this seriously!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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1 posted on 04/14/2009 3:01:47 AM PDT by coffee260
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To: coffee260
Nevermind!!! I should have known.
 
[via:SNOPES] All Dogs Go to Heaven

Claim:   Photographs show a church sign debate over whether dogs go to heaven.

Status:   False.

2 posted on 04/14/2009 3:05:54 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: coffee260
I don't care what the self righteous/Snotty Religious folks say, the Bible says, that God considers all his creation... and I do believe that in some capacity, DOGS do go to heaven.... is some say that they don't have souls, then, they do not sin, or have sin, so ? then ? yes, they do go to Heaven.
Now shut up you self Righteous/Snotty Religious folks....
Actually, the self righteous/Religious folks who lean on their own righteousness don't go to heaven.... and that is not even open debate, the Bible says so... it is CHRIST's Righteousness that makes us right with God.
3 posted on 04/14/2009 3:11:24 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: coffee260

It’s still funny. “Free dog souls with conversion” .... LOL!


4 posted on 04/14/2009 3:13:53 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: coffee260

It’s still funny. “Free dog souls with conversion” .... LOL!


5 posted on 04/14/2009 3:14:08 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: coffee260

You didn’t think that was real, did you?


6 posted on 04/14/2009 3:18:12 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: al_c

I’m uncertain whether my dogs have souls or not, but they have a wicked sense of humor.


7 posted on 04/14/2009 3:18:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Telling Layla's story spoken, 'Bout how all her bones are broken.")
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To: CholeraJoe
Dogs do teach us a lesson in humility ( something that the self righteous/Snotty Religious folks have not learned ) .... and Dogs teach us what is humility.
8 posted on 04/14/2009 3:20:19 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Something important to remember.

Spell DOG backwards...........................


9 posted on 04/14/2009 3:25:08 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: al_c
God knows which Presbyterian dogs will be saved, and those which will not be saved. This does not mean that dogs may do as they please while with us on Earth. Furthermore, a dog's Presbyterian owner on Earth may, or may not be predestined to be saved, while the dog may, or may not be saved, either.

This uncertainty has led to a loss of self-esteem and has encouraged the Mormons to convert Presbyterians, who can thus be joined with their dogs (and other worthy [pets) for Time and Eternity.

10 posted on 04/14/2009 3:27:21 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: coffee260
I was going to say - In the Catholic Church sign pictures the two cars in the back left never change and on the Presbyterian ones the little spring on the bush is the same.

But I've also been on the Session with people of little humor.

11 posted on 04/14/2009 3:27:44 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Halgr
The Dyslectic, Insomniac Agnostic....

I.E., A fellow who lies awake all night, wondering if there is a dog.

12 posted on 04/14/2009 3:30:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: coffee260

It’s still funny, even if it’s photoshopped.


13 posted on 04/14/2009 3:30:35 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: coffee260
What does the bible say about when Jesus returns witH his army?

Rev 19:14 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

They are in heaven and are following Him on white horses.

IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THERE IS AT LEAST HORSES IN HEAVEN! (NKJ)

14 posted on 04/14/2009 3:30:59 AM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: coffee260

In my exposure on FR, Catholics are rather adamant that animals don’t go to Heaven, and evangelicals are rather adamant that they do, based upon a literal reading of scripture. Can’t speak for Presbyterians, but I do know Calvin believed so, too. So, it’s sort of clear this is a hoax. The signs appear to be exactly backwards, as far as just who is advocating what.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 3:35:21 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: guitarplayer1953
Good one!

I would have countered the sign, There aren't any rocks in Heaven either with, Apostle Peter is The Rock; He's in Heaven!

16 posted on 04/14/2009 3:38:32 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: guitarplayer1953
If my dog can't go to heaven....I don't wanna go!

Bartyboy the Partyboy

17 posted on 04/14/2009 3:39:25 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Halgr
Spell DOG backwards...

I once convinced a teen ager that tartar sauce was made from ground up rats, by telling him to spell tartar backwards.

18 posted on 04/14/2009 3:55:37 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: coffee260

There aren’t any rocks in heaven? “Simon though art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church.” Peter is from the Greek Petros which means Rock. If we believe Saint Peter is in Heaven, we believe there is at least one Rock in Heaven.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 3:56:49 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: coffee260

Doesn’t matter, Presbyterians really don’t have a sense of humor!


20 posted on 04/14/2009 4:18:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Graybeard58

“I once convinced a teen ager that tartar sauce was made from ground up rats, by telling him to spell tartar backwards. “

We once convinced a bunch of my sisters friends that Young Chow Fried Rice was made from dog.


21 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:50 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Bow down to me. I am TOTUS.)
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To: coffee260

Personally I think snopes is a rumor.


22 posted on 04/14/2009 4:40:30 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Halgr
Spell DOG backwards...........................

Spell DOGGIE backwards.

23 posted on 04/14/2009 4:46:50 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: coffee260

Just go to http://www.churchsigngenerator.com/. And make your own. :-)


24 posted on 04/14/2009 4:52:14 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Obama lied. The Economy died.)
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To: browardchad

Probably from the church sign generator website.


25 posted on 04/14/2009 5:04:40 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Halgr
Something important to remember.

Spell DOG backwards...........................

You may have heard the one about the dyslexic, agnostic insomniac; He sat up all night wondering if there was a dog.

26 posted on 04/14/2009 5:18:58 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: Kenny Bunk

I gotta learn to post quicker!


27 posted on 04/14/2009 5:20:52 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
There is a book called “Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates” that discusses this topic. The author makes a case that we will see our beloved pets in heaven. Although I don't agree with everything he says in the book, he does make some great points that erase my skepticism.

1) There will be animals in Heaven. They are part of His original creation, so why would Heaven or the New Earth not include all that was originally created for us in Eden? If you believe there will be no animals in heaven or on the new Earth, you may as well agree there will be no flowers or trees.
2) NO they do not have soles like Humans, but if God created the perfect companion for you once, one that he selected just for you, - why would he not have the power to do that again?
2) Heaven will not lack one thing that will make us truly happy.

This is from the back cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Noses-at-Pearly-Gates/dp/0966611705

There are no words that can fill the emptiness we feel with the loss of a precious companion pet. Their unconditional love and devotion are missed as much as their splendid and unique personality. But we can replace the grief with joyful anticipation and hope, if we understand that there is a plan for them. The words of this book are offered to guide you to that place. You may begin reading as a skeptic, but you will end with a newfound hope and a lot of important things to think about.

Gary Kurz, Author

28 posted on 04/14/2009 5:41:01 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: NavyCanDo
Isn't it a moot point? If Heaven is Heaven, it'll be just fine whatever it is. It's hard to imagine Heaven being a disappointment. So whatever it is, I'm sure it's pretty good. Heaven wouldn't be Heaven if there are disgruntled pet owners standing around complaining. So, either our pets are there too, or by the time you get there, you just don't care anymore.

Personally, when I envision Heaven, it's mostly animals. Little furry ones. I see myself playing a concert with a great band, and the entire audience is made up of rockin' groundhogs and chipmunks and squirrels. It's like a rodent-Woodstock. But hey, I could be wrong.

29 posted on 04/14/2009 5:50:57 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: guitarplayer1953

For this horse lover, all I have to say is YIPPEE!


30 posted on 04/14/2009 5:51:31 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: NavyCanDo

With great bass fishing. Heaven’s got to be full of lunker bass, on quiet, pristine lakes with no other boats around.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 5:51:45 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: RegulatorCountry; guitarplayer1953

I don’t know that there is a “Catholic” position on this (someone can correct me if I’m wrong.)

But heaven is a place of supernatural beatitude, not merely natural happiness. So it’s not clear to me how animals can participate in that, as they have no supernatural life, no grace.

As far as I remember they *do* in fact have souls, just not rational ones—the soul, the anima, is the animating principle of a body, and to some extent everything alive has one. Even plants, although they do not have sensitive souls like animals do.

What I always come back to is the “new heavens and the new earth” which awaits us at the end of time. Can anyone imagine an earth without other living things? It would be a wasteland, a void. And moreover, it would not be at all conducive to the *natural* happiness of man, who was not only created in a world with living things in it, but was set above them as master to tend and to keep them. Presumably we will still be doing that in heaven, as that is our nature.

So I can’t imagine that the heaven of the blessed is devoid of living things. I’m willing to bet that animals will in fact be there, just that they will enjoy natural happiness there according to their capacity and that we humans alone will enjoy the supernatural happiness of the beatific vision.


32 posted on 04/14/2009 6:04:03 AM PDT by Claud
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To: Huck

Billfish...


33 posted on 04/14/2009 6:05:14 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: coffee260

34 posted on 04/14/2009 6:10:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Doesn’t matter, Presbyterians really don’t have a sense of humor!”

YES THEY DO:

My Evangelical Presbyterian Pastor told this joke in church:

Note: (The Presbyterians, even the politically conservative branch of it the Evangelical Presbyterians are not known to have spirited services. Nice services, but don’t expect to see lots hands waving, hallelujahs from the back roll being shouted, Alter calls, that sort of thing. If you are shy, the EPC is a good church for you.)

The FOUR PASTORS

Four Pastors from different churches were sitting on a park bench, enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon, when they started debating which denomination would be the first called up to Heaven.

The Catholic Minister said certainly Catholics will be first, because they have such great compassion and have done such great works that is pleasing in God’s eyes. We have built the Worlds most beautiful churches, and hold on to the ancient Catholic profession of the Christian Faith, and have produced many martyrs.

The Pentecost Pastor said, no, we will rise first, because we are filled with the Holy Spirit, and we celebrate our faith with joyful music and inspirational sermons, bringing thousands to Christ each week. We certainly deserve to be the first called up.

The Baptist Pastor said you are both wrong, because we have spread the Gospel of Christ around the globe like no other, and have sacrificed much in doing so. And we hold strong to the words of the teachings of the Apostles, our brothers in Christ. God certainly intends to catch us up first.

The Presbyterian Pastor said all three of you are wrong. The Bible says the “Dead in Christ will rise first”, leaving the other three will jaws dropped , and the Presbyterian smiling with pride.


35 posted on 04/14/2009 6:15:43 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: coffee260
I don't care if it's not real......it's funny!

"All rocks go to Heaven" heh

36 posted on 04/14/2009 6:25:21 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Hrmmmph, yes we do!
37 posted on 04/14/2009 6:29:03 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: Claud; RegulatorCountry; guitarplayer1953; Huck
"Do the bonds of relationship extend beyond this life?
We have no proof, one way or another. But there is a depth
to our experience that awakens faith, faith that in the mysterious
character of life ultimately nothing of real value will ever be lost.
OUR CLOSEST RELATIONSHIPS,
BOTH WITH HUMANS AND WITH DOGS,
SOMEHOW POINT BEYOND THEMSELVES,
LEADING US TO HOPE THAT THERE IS INDEED
SOMETHING OF THE ETERNAL PRESENT IN THEM.


- The Monks of New Skete


38 posted on 04/14/2009 6:35:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Not just dogs. I like small furries. Rabbits and guinea pigs.


39 posted on 04/14/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: Joe 6-pack

There’s no reason to hope in the abstract. The Bible is not silent on the matter. Romans, in particular, speaks eloquently regarding creatures being subjected to futility through no fault of their own. Chronicles compares creatures to a seed, sown in a natural body, raised in glory; of different types of flesh and different types of bodies, celestial and terrestrial. Job speaks to the subject as well.

No need to guess. They’ll be there.


40 posted on 04/14/2009 6:46:13 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: coffee260

My cats feel very disenfranchised right now.


41 posted on 04/14/2009 6:47:13 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Huck
Well, I agree with you, but the Monks are very much dog people...;-)


42 posted on 04/14/2009 6:48:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I do love German Shepherds. Had a couple of em growing up. Great dogs. So smart, so loyal, so much talent. Great animals.


43 posted on 04/14/2009 6:49:36 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: LambChop_NY
Not real but funny.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

44 posted on 04/14/2009 6:56:50 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: CrazyIvan
You are OK. It's just that you are predestined not to be the lead dog on that particular old joke. Call it a theological "Shaggy Dog Story?"

Cheer up, your dog may be predestined for salvation.

45 posted on 04/14/2009 6:56:53 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: coffee260
Our Pastor said that these beings were placed on this earth to give us enjoyment and companionship and there was no way God would not have them in Heaven waiting for us if we get there.

I believe my pastor.

Even though our dog is fine, we adopted a three month old kitten last September who was found by a police officer as a new born at the roadside next to her dead mother.

The Officer took her home and fed her with a eye dropper and then gave her to us.

Yesterday, at the age of ten months I took her to the Vet to get spayed. She died from a allergic reaction to the anesthetic.

Of all our pets through the years she was the prettiest and the biggest "stinker" we had. She brightened up our lives for the few months we had her and she was loved with no conditions.

Mulan_Computer

RIP Mulan. I hope to see you in Heaven.

46 posted on 04/14/2009 7:22:42 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: coffee260
I hope sincerely that dogs are just animals, who have no immortal souls liable to eternal consequences.

I own dachshunds-there's no way dachshunds are getting into heaven!

47 posted on 04/14/2009 7:23:26 AM PDT by kaylar (And I hate to think of weiner dogs going where they deserve to go....)
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To: coffee260

On the Q of whether or not animals go heaven.

I believe that heaven is so great that we can’t even begin to understand it. We can debate all we want to on this earth but when we get there this and other debates will all be answered.

Sort of like an “O Wow How Cool is THIS” moment, as best my mind can comprehend it.


48 posted on 04/14/2009 7:29:02 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Fred911

God knows what joy it would give us to have our dogs with us in heaven. God would want us to be happy so our dogs will be there!


49 posted on 04/14/2009 7:30:03 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: coffee260

Hilarious!


50 posted on 04/14/2009 7:55:05 AM PDT by Kenton (Packing my hollowpoints with pig fat since 2001)
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