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Why aren’t cats mentioned in the bible? — 9 Comments

  1. There is no direct mention of cats in the translated Bible. It is known that the Israelites distrusted everything associated with the Egyptians, who ruled over them. The fact that the Egyptians held cats in such high esteem encouraged the occupied population to despise them almost as much as they hated the occupiers, so this may be the reason why they are not mentioned in the Bible.
    http://www.answers.com/Q/Are_cats_mentioned_in_the_bible

    Probably as good a reason as any that cats were not mentioned.

      • Because the bible is irrelevant to me the men who wrote the bible were not historians they were fanatics that demanded everyone cave to their ‘right’ way of thinking. The actual history of cats and mankind are much more interesting. The vast majority of species on the planet were not mentioned because these men lived on a very small patch of the earth. If they were so all knowing and guided by their sky fairy they would have addressed all the animals especially those that were wiped out by their masters mass homicide called the great flood.
        Interestingly they did mention man’s other companion the dog usually in very derogatory terms which is twisted by dog lovers to say that dogs are a gift from god. Modern canines are not a product of natural evolution but man’s creations. The common domestic cat is a product of it’s own natural selection and adaptation to living in co-existence with us.
        A work of fiction can contain many actual facts to make it a better story but it’s still fiction in the end and not a reliable source for information. So it’s failing to mention cats is irrelevant as a source of information Micheal. And I’m quite sure if they were mentioned cat haters would have found a way to twist the words so that cats were a source of evil in the world today.

        • I get it ME and I agree. The bible is full of holes. Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason picked holes in it. It was published in the late 18th century so it was brave work.

          “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit…..”

          I endeavoured to answer the question in the title in a straight way without digressing and criticising the bible although it needs to be criticised.

          • That is sort of hard to do. It appears the authors hated the Egyptians and therefore the cats they worshiped.
            There was also little to no animal welfare at the time. Animals worked or were eaten for food and used for clothing.
            Animals seem , to me at least to be mentioned when trying to define a good or bad human proclivity.
            I’m not trying to be nasty or offend simply offer my explanation of why cats aren’t in the bible.
            Thomas Paine got it right.

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