So often, we seem to want to "pin down" presentations that hit a nerve with us somehow. We try to seize the original piece, freeze it on display... And then wrestle everyone into agreeing to celebrate it, mock it, or hate it... That doesn't necessarily change so many ways that the next person might use or read the thing.
I really think this one can be what you make of it.
The Bible itself refers to the sheep and the goats, and you won't find anyone who feels that being called a 'sheep' is a compliment.
Actually, I think some members of a Charismatic Pentacostal church I once attended would be quite happy to casually speak of themselves as God's flock, Jesus' sheep, I'm not sure what the going term would be... But I wouldn't be surprised to find them using very similar language today. It was also fairly common for them to sing and dance with references to how various animals would prance about worshipping the deity, just as animals. Portions of biblical text encourage the "flock" to submit themselves to God's will, using metaphors such as the little lost lamb... Last I knew, pastors often drew out such language at length in sermons.
"A promise that I'm after and it's better than a bone" --
There are certainly New Testament exhortations to do as God wishes, rather than to pursue short-term gratification or economic gain...
Neroon points out in the other thread how more personal and more interpretive readings could be equally acceptable. On principle, I like to agree -- but practice is tough. Conservative readings emphasize more technical rules for behavior, while liberal ones emphasize figurative lessons. Even if you believe one or the other is a better way to be Christian, it's not always feasible to convince someone else. For some people, being a good follower and staying in very specific roles and ways of living is the path they take. They feel their concept of religion can help with that.
Thinking about it, the message could also be one of anti-religion. Misguided in saying that those who follow jesus are not humans but dogs who are unable to use human reasoning
The title: "Dogs of Glory," kind of (happens to?) reminds me of "dogs of war." Maybe I play too many strategy games?
"Water that is living and it's soothing to my soul..." Hmm, you don't suppose this was meant to be golden showers! Was it?
Or maybe, I've been around fetish sites too much
It actually seems well within the range of the charismatic camp to me...
In any case it has the details and enough potential meanings, to pass as art.