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not all dogs are bad.

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Submitted by Larry B. (United States), Mar 1, 2008 at 19:23

Dear Mansoor.

You have been brought up to believe that all animals are bad. It is always easy to publicise an incident and captilize on the results of a bad dog. My dog of thirteen years old has earned a spot in our family, not as a member but as a loved pet. Five years ago while walking in the woods near our home, I encountered a bear cub and was charged by the protective mother, I was recovering from back surgery, and could not run. My faithful dog attacked the bear so ferociously that she stopped the bear in her tracks and it ran away.

Point is.. If I had been brought up to despise all creatures about me, I would not have had the dog with me, and the outcome could have been deadly. This dog has never shown anger at any humans other than barking to anounce thier presence. Talk about loyalty.

ALL RELIGIONS make determinations about the seperation of animals and humans. As with all things human or animal, it is good stewardship that determines the final behavior of a child, or an animal, and sometimes even stewardship fails. Which is what makes me question what kind of upbringing can turn a human being into a living bomb bent on murdering innocent people solely on the belief of a religion, or a despiser of all of Gods people, (humanity), and cause them to declare themselves superior to all who do not believe as they do, and refer to them as infidels?

My dog has more decency and common sense than all of that ideology.

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