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Friday, May 6, 2011

lot belief-1

 Do you have a soul? First answer is no, as per the rule of this exercise. When a living animal dies, the body decays and turns in to dust. This statement does not give us an answer. So what is a soul? From the dictionary “nonphysical aspect of person, the complex of human attributes that manifests as consciousness, thought, feeling, and will, regarded as distinct from the physical body.”

 From “A soul, in certain spiritual, philosophical, and psychological traditions, is the incorporeal essence of a person or living thing or object.[1]Many philosophical and spiritual systems teach that humans are souls; some attribute souls to all living things and even to inanimate objects (such as rivers); this belief is commonly called animism.[2] In some schools of thought, such as Dualism, the soul is deemed integral or essential to consciousness and personality. Soul sometimes functions as a synonym for spirit, mind or self.[3] Other common philosophical positions such as Physicalism and reductionism deem the soul to be an incoherent concept and reject the idea of an incorporeal entity or essence.”

“Nonphysical aspects”, so the image of the rocks or the ameba in the picture here could be the soul of them but they are not human. Ok “consciousness” can or does a rock or an ameba know they are what they are? 

At first I would say no, but one or the other or both may post a comment here, I don’t know. We will have to wait and see.  From a totally abstract view and the lack of any scientific proof that there is no soul bring us back to the question.  So the answer to the “do you have a soul?” has to be yes. Now what did you write down to the question? What do you think of when you hear the word soul?

Tomorrow we take the yes side and see what we can find out.
Thank you and god bless


Derek Jones said...

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Finding One's Way said...

I think it is that flicker of light within us that is our soul.. I could be wrong.

Rimly said...

I think the soul is the core that is us, that cannot be destroyed.

Anna L. Walls said...

I think the soul is the identity we call 'me' or 'I'. It is the thought that occurs between our ears that no one else can see, hear, or feel.

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