Should we forgive animals?


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Should we forgive animals? Does God forgive animals?


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Hi,

There is nothing to forgive. Animals’ minds are so rudimentary that they cannot rationally reflect on the morality of an action. So it is impossible for them to sin. The more intelligent of them can feel emotions such as anger, jealousy, and sadness. But they cannot reflect on what such feelings mean.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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