However I do like looking at symbols, and most sports teams have an animal as the symbol of the team.
So why do we used all these animals as a symbol of strength for the team? We are higher on the totem pole than they are right?
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
-- Genesis 1:26
So if we are the ones who attach specific symbols to animals, wouldn't God help us learn through symbols as well?
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
-- Acts 2:38
There must be an opposition in all things. Think about it, if you never got hurt at all, would you really know what it felt like not to be in pain? If you never saw the sunshine, would dark clouds really be that gloomy? If you were never alive, would you be able to die?