Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning.
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to growl,
Big furry paws and he liked to howl,
Great big furry back and furry hair.
“Ah, think I’ll call it a bear.”

He saw an animal as smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass.
Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake . . .

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

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Now I could have used, you know, a plethora of impressive sounding names, the long ones, given to animals in very recent years, really. But names were given to all the animals back at the start, shortly after creation. There was no evolving into the boastful sophistry characteristic of text books and documentaries today that purport to put modern humans on a pedestal of their own making as they try to emote that notion with high sounding labels given to . . . animals . . . especially as they try to reconstruct a false evolutionary tree. Their efforts are late. And the original names sounded better anyway. Right Daddy?
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THE RECORD

God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” God created the great sea creatures and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.

God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” It was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:20-25


The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field.

Genesis 2:19-20


A righteous person cares for the life of his animal,
but even the most compassionate acts of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 12:10


The Lord said, “You were upset about this little plant, something for which you have not worked nor did you do anything to make it grow. It grew up overnight and died the next day. Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city? There are more than one hundred twenty thousand people in it who do not know right from wrong, as well as many animals!”

Jonah 4:10-11