I just watched this documentary about elephants and…


So I just watched this documentary about elephants and it really made me wonder about the whole ‘do animals have souls’ debate.  Elephants essentially have funerals or viewings for their dead – they all line up and walk by the dead body one by one in a procession, yet many would argue that this is just some sort of instinctual thing.  But if it’s instinctual to mourn, then you might say that we’re just animals and nothing more; am I right?  I don’t know that animals have souls exactly like humans, but to say that they’re solely beasts of instinct seems like a stretch.  Thoughts?

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  1. Your on to something here. I agree with where you are going.
    Genesis 1:24 “Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures*…”
    *The word ‘creatures’ here is the hebrew word nephesh. In itself nephesh, or soul, implies conscious life, as distinguished from plants, which have uncounscious life. In the sense of conscious life an animal also has a soul.

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