December 7. 2021
Church split over "Chimps in Heaven"
Theologians on both sides become more entrenched, as the Catholic Church debates the concept of "Sentient Apes" having soles and therefore an afterlife.
Campaigning bishops in favour ( Mostly from western countries.) point out that- “ Now we recognise the physiological and psychological similarities between humans and higher apes .We can no longer ignore our duty of pastoral care towards these, “God’s special creatures.”
“With the increase of commercial trans-genetic animals and bio-objects, many containing human DNA.
The Church must grasp this bio-ethical challenge. You may not be a brother, but I won’t turn away a cousin from God’s house.”
Detractors say. “ This not only goes against the teachings in Genesis , but would lead the church to sanctifying inter species marriage. A logical outcome of this argument.”
Not since the Pope defused the “Homosexuals in the Church” issue, by down grading it from a Sin to a Genetic condition. Has the Vatican faced such a potential for open warfare within it’s flock.