From the late Christopher Hitchens, via Jackson, who said of it (remember, he is Orthodox): “… [he’s] both cynologically and theologically astute (atheist or no)…”
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
Hmmm. I can’t speak to theology, but I would suggest it applies, but only to “derived” modern dogs, not to the tazis, laikas, and other so- called Primitives, who seem to go about entirely confident that they are at least minor household gods… Ataika for instance:
Poster by Arthur