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Kitty heaven and other miscellanies

In an extract from his new book, Simon Jenkins offers a satirical take on some of the weird and wonderful ways in which Christians express their beliefs

DO ANIMALS go to heaven? Will there be mewing, woofing, and squeaking on the streets of the New Jerusalem? Theologians have only occasionally bothered their planet-sized brains about this weighty question, which these days is raised whenever a blogger loses a much-loved cat, dog, or budgie.

I tried to find out whether any of the great theologians actually kept a pet, hoping against hope to discover that the prim John Calvin kept a raucous, red-bottomed baboon. But the Google search ...

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