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Claim: Photographs show a church sign debate over whether dogs go to heaven.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2008]
Origins: "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went," humorist Will Rogers once declared. Somewhat more cynically, writer James Thurber observed, "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
Regardless of where they stood on this great debate, many people found it amusing that a Presbyterian church and a Catholic church would be arguing the issue in public on their outdoor signs, especially in the form of barbed jabs directed at each other's theological interpretations. To those whose enjoyment of this religious debate was based on the notion that it actually took place, we're sorry to say that it's all just a bit of Internet humor. The fact that all the details in the pictures displayed above are identical save for the wording of the signs is a giveaway that the sequence was produced by someone using the Church Sign Generator web site.
Last updated: 8 October 2008
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