First real post about cats – why do they have such bad reps?

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cat scratching his nose with his middle fingerThis is probably a biased because I personally don’t have any cats myself. So here goes a post about cats from my self-formed opinion/observation about cats.

Why do they have such bad reps, especially among dog owners?

Maybe it’s the way they hehave; how they walk stealthily, how they purr around your legs, how they roam around without the owner’s company, etc etc. Whatever it is, I hear a lot of people say that they are in fact, “evil”.

This small “sampling” of the world population wasn’t convincing enough to get me to swallow their opinion about why cats are evil. But there are some very web articles (of course, just OPINIONS) about why cats might have bad reputation proceeding them.

For instance, Evil the Cat in the the game Earthworm Jim seems to paint this evil, stealthy image well:

 

Evil the Cat is the manifestation of evil in its truest form (the cat). He rules over Planet Heck (residing elsewhere only for the hottest months). Molding Heck to his own vision of evil perfection, the planet is covered with spiked walls and precariously placed cliffs and ridges. The planet is also full of fiery pits and drops, which Evil has filled with all things evil he’s found across the universe, ranging from rabid lawyers to elevator music. Evil wants to claim Jim’s super suit as his own, to further conquer the galaxy and paint it more infernal.

Over the course of the cartoon series, which makes up its own particular canon, Evil is more concentrated on destroying the universe, rather than obtaining Jim’s suit. He has been continuously thwarted by such forces as origami, the Department of Apocalyptic Affairs, and even the cartoon’s budget running out. “A minor setback” is Evil’s usual response to his misfortunes. He is frequently assisted, but more often annoyed, by his aide Henchrat.

In spite of his status as a pure evil villain, Evil occasionally shows the behavior of a real cat, such as licking himself or playing with a ball of yarn when he’s bored. In Earthworm Jim, he’ll actually stop to groom himself a bit in between shots of his huge fireball gun, then has to be killed nine times (a joke on cats having nine lives) to be defeated for good.

 

Ok, probably not the best “proof” of cats’ evilness. It’s a game. It’s fantasy. End of story.

But what about these people who write these religious/pseudo-scientific proof about why cats are not appropriate for true christians?

 

There are numerous reasons why a loyal dedicated servant of God should use his Bible-trained conscience to arrive at a proper understanding of why cats are not advisable as pets or companions for Christians. Consider, then, the following facts:

It was a common practice in ancient Egypt to worship or idolize cats as ‘gods’. Indeed, after death many cats were mummified, venerated and sacrifices were made to them. As Christians we observe not only the Mosaic Law, but also the ‘necessary things,’ identified by the Apostles at Jerusalem, to include the following edict: ‘(1) Abstain from sacrifices to idols’. We are to ‘guard ourselves from idols’ and ‘worship no other gods’. Such feline influence could lead to idolatry and thereby ‘grieve Jehovah’s Spirit’ with tragic consequences. May we never take for granted Jehovah’s wise and generous counsel brought to you by your spiritual brothers in the pages of this magazine!

 

Hmm, convincing enough. But then again, if you believe in something, you can actually tell yourself that it’s true.

But what about cats that look like Hitlers? Or Kitlers a they say:

kitlers

Coincidence? I think not. (Have you ever heard of reincarnation?)

Well, whatever people may believe, I think one thing is for sure. Cat are here to stay.

I’d love to hear your opinion about why cats have this rep (or at least why they have such negative rep.)

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