J.R. asks, "Are cats for true Christians?"
"Since cats were associated with the devil, could we as faithful and dedicated servants of God therefore contaminate ourselves by exposure to a 'living symbol' of satanic incarnation? How would this reflect on God's name and that of his visible, earthly organization? Would we want to be linked with a symbol of Satan, the 'god of this beastly system of things'?"
I'd have to answer with an emphatic "no!" Unless J.R. meant the question in a rhetorical fashion. In which case I’m sure J.R. already knows my answer.
"While the animal itself may be unaware of this tragic condition, it serves only its true master - Satan, the Devil."
Oh, my. That sounds very bad. I guess will have to get rid of Bumper. I hope the kids understand. By getting rid of their beloved pet I'm just looking out for their eternal soul.