Thursday, November 30, 2006

NO THANKS: Animals I'd Take a Pass on Being

The belief in reincarnation has probably been with humanity since the dawn of our ability to identify ourselves as being unique among other creatures. The march of religion has kept our association with other wildlife at arms length during much of this time - oftentimes to the point of insisting we are not, ourselves, animals. Strange how it is then, that when so many of us fantasize about reincarnation, we often wish ourselves to be some other creature besides a human being.

And that's fine, I suppose, as long as the creature imagined is a cute, cuddly puppy, or a majestic golden eagle. But what about the more ugly, less savory creatures of the wild? If we actually do become other animals in some "next life," would we necessarily have a say in what we were to become?


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At 6:07 AM, Blogger MTA said...

Great story, Bill. Had me chuckling all the way through.

You certainly have an interesting perspective on things.

Coming back as a fruitfly so you can die and come back as something else quick was a riot.

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Bill Dusty said...

Thanks, bud ;-)


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