The Dog-Centered Life
December 29, 2012(Why do we love dogs? They are team players.)
Something a little lighter. Slightly revised from June 2010
Today, while walking my dog, I saw a white-haired lady drive by in a convertible.
A large golden retriever was in the back seat.
It seemed the lady was the dog's chauffeur!
Then it hit me:
"We all have to serve somebody."
Human beings are ornery creatures.
Instead of serving G-O-D, naturally we would get it backwards.
We serve D-O-G!
Why is this?
GOD VERSUS DOG
God is difficult to understand. People can't agree if He is Christ or Allah. Some think He is an old man. Others think He doesn't exist at all.
We blame Him for everything bad. If He is so powerful, why does He let evil things happen?
With Dog, expectations are not so high.
Dogs are tangible. You can see them.
Frisky. Furry. They're always there.
Feed me. Walk me. Pat me.
It's easy to serve Dog. He's a mooch!
He's not a vengeful Dog.
Put him off for hours and he's forgiving. When you finally reach for the leash, he's as happy and grateful as ever. He doesn't say, "Do you realize how late it is?"
"If I can make just one Dog happy, my life has been worthwhile," I tell my wife (in jest.)
I would have succumbed to Dogolatry but for the fact that I have a working understanding of God.
As my readers know, I equate God with spiritual absolutes: Truth, Justice, Beauty, Goodness, Harmony and Love.
In a word, Perfection
It's obvious that people were born with a craving for these ideals. They are the principle of our development. We were intended to realize them in this world.
"God is a Spirit. Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth." (John 4:24)
They never do.
Related -- Who Made this Mess? (YouTube)
Comments for "The Dog-Centered Life "
Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at