Snakes.....

Are all snakes considered cousins of the devil?

No.

The serpent is merely a symbol of the devil. Snakes themselves are just creatures. While some can be harmful to mankind, so are many other creatures (sharks, hornets, tse-tse flies, etc.) All seem to have some vital part to play in God’s creation.

It is interesting to note that snakes, goats, and cats all have a vertical slit, rather than a round, pupil, and all are associated with the devil. Is there something evil looking about their eye?

But God made them all. As evil as some creatures behave, I see people who are not much different. It must be the free will thing… (only kidding)

[quote=Joe Kelley]It is interesting to note that snakes, goats, and cats all have a vertical slit, rather than a round, pupil, and all are associated with the devil. Is there something evil looking about their eye?
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This is a great question. Here is a page with some pictures of unusual iris/pupil shapes.

Cats and many reptiles close their pupil to form vertical slits, sheep and most frogs have horizontal slits, and geckos have indented slits which effectively create a row of small pupils in each eye. More unusual pupils such as triangular, square and horse-shoe shaped ones are found in various amphibians, lower primates, fish and cephalopods. There are probably many different reasons for not having circular pupils, such as camouflage and obtaining a large dynamic range of pupil closure.

[quote=Jeffrey]Are all snakes considered cousins of the devil?
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No. Snakes are just creatures, like dolphins, monkeys and birds. It was merely used as a biblical symbol for the evil one. Other cultures, like the Chinese, consider snakes as a symbol of wisdom.

Gerry

[quote=Joe Kelley]It is interesting to note that snakes, goats, and cats all have a vertical slit, rather than a round, pupil, and all are associated with the devil. Is there something evil looking about their eye?
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Hey, don’t associate a slit in the eye of a cat to anything of the devil.

I love my kitty, and she loves me. The most unusual thing happened to me at one time. I had the flu and was sick to my stomach. My beatiful, fluffy cat decided to jump on the bed next to me and started to purr. I stroked her and as I continue to do so, I felt the cramps and stabs of pain subside from my stomach. I fell asleep and when I woke up I felt sooo much better. My hand was still resting on the cat .

Yea, yea, I know, I got better because I relaxed, and so on, and so on. But if it was not for my cat, I would not have relaxed.

Theodora

[quote=Joe Kelley]It is interesting to note that snakes, goats, and cats all have a vertical slit, rather than a round, pupil, and all are associated with the devil. Is there something evil looking about their eye?
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Feed a cat some Cat-Nip and you’ll see those pupils go from slit to saucer in no time at all.:bigyikes:

Ahimsa

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