Thursday, August 12, 2010

Do dogs go to heaven?

Apparently, the answer to that question all depends on your religion.
Two churches of different faiths argued the point on their message boards. What resulted is one of the funniest exchanges I've ever seen, and definitely one of the funniest email forwards I've ever gotten.
I got this email about a year ago now, but was reminded of it during a conversation I had with my mom a little while ago.
Even if you've seen it before, enjoy another look.
Here's the photos:


  1. If dogs don't go to heaven I don't want to go to heaven.

  2. An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt
    road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate
    in the fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy,
    woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would
    like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so
    they walked on.

    They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white
    robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven"
    he said. The old man was happy and started in with his
    dog following him.

    The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed,
    I'm sorry but he can't come with you." "What
    kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If He can't come in,
    then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful
    companion all his life, I can't desert him now.
    " "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you,
    the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you
    into his area, he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't
    go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll
    spend Eternity on this road " So the old man and
    dog went on.

    They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate,
    just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir,
    my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in
    and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's
    some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves
    comfortable " "You're sure my dog can come in?
    The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed
    anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave
    the dog?" " No sir, that's why I didn't go to
    Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending
    Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some
    shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't
    come in if my buddy here can't come too,
    and that's final. "

    The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."
    "You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that
    fellow down the road said they weren't?" "That was the
    Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life
    long companion for a comfortable place to stay.
    They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late.
    The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there.
    GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all,
    HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he
    separate them in death?"

    Author Earl Hamner
    The Twilight Zone