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The Soul and The Brain
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I may not be the greatest most intelligent person in the world, I may not have the right answers, but I felt compelled to post here - simply because this had intrigued me. This might not be in precise correlation, but I believe even if the body ceases to exist, as well as the memories, the soul will remain.

Where the soul goes when the body fades, I have no idea. Maybe it goes to the supposed heaven, or hell. But would we even know? Probably not, because if our memories had dissipated how would we know if our life we led was good or bad? That's right, we wouldn't. Where is the precious God's judgment now? Would something described as compassionate and loving, condemn us for a crime we don't remember committing? In fact recalling something I had read awhile ago,

"nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

And on that note, I end it. My apologies if I said something to insult someone. (Mer, I'm tired, sorry if I had repeated what someone else had said... - falls asleep-)
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I may not be the greatest most intelligent person in the world, I may not have the right answers, but I felt compelled to post here - simply because this had intrigued me. This might not be in precise correlation, but I believe even if the body ceases to exist, as well as the memories, the soul will remain.

Where the soul goes when the body fades, I have no idea. Maybe it goes to the supposed heaven, or hell. But would we even know? Probably not, because if our memories had dissipated how would we know if our life we led was good or bad? That's right, we wouldn't. Where is the precious God's judgment now? Would something described as compassionate and loving, condemn us for a crime we don't remember committing? In fact recalling something I had read awhile ago,

"nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

And on that note, I end it. My apologies if I said something to insult someone. (Mer, I'm tired, sorry if I had repeated what someone else had said... - falls asleep-)
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sorry, I already sold my soul, so I can't really tell you that much :\
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sorry, I already sold my soul, so I can't really tell you that much :\
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Re-post. Please d/l duplicate threads admin. Not sure why CR is being buggy atm. Wouldn't let me d/l.
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Re-post.
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Hmm, I read most of the comments. I enjoy conversations like this seeing how my profession deals with this stuff. Let me go ahead and bark before pseudoscience begins tainting a lot of you.

Gust, I really like your comment, “if we're just chemicals then we don't really have any responsibilities or rules or any reason for life to worry about” so very true. To religious figures, religion provides structure, it provides meaning, and for some, without meaning, life becomes meaningless thus pointless.

Most don’t seem to grasp the soul’s definition. The soul is considered a separate entity of feeling, thought, and emotion derived from the physical form of a human. This is fact. There is no confusion on what religion or science considers the soul. Where interpretation lies, a typical debate between science and religion is the existence of a soul, and if it exists, where is it? It current doesn’t exist in our anatomies.

There is no point in diving into the subject, because it is impossible to neither prove nor disprove.

However OP, I will answer your question. Your main argument is one that has been brought up countless times. A better argument btw is attacking deformations like retardation. The basis of your argument relies on memories fabricating a person, or at least being a main element that incorporates the character of a person. Now we could dive into this deeply, or we can just make this short. Physical memories making up a person is an opinion, because it cannot be proven from an empirical standpoint. And yes, all this is doing is turning the focus of one subject to another.

The truth, none of this is simple. If it was, science would have already debunked religion already.

I do also agree OP with your actual assertion, because I am smart enough to understand the philosophical point on why religion exists, and I don’t need the structure that it provides. (Gust’s comment.)

However, we all have a separate consciousness. Just because you and I do not need this, it does not mean others follow this enlightenment. The one that that I can’t stand however are the people who follow blindly. (Incorporates most, not all. Gust understands why he believes in Christianity. This I respect. ) Yet, I can’t really say anything because you see this same principle in life—not just religion—why it’s best to not dwell. As the saying goes, “Live life to the fullest and don’t have any regrets.”
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Posted 6/28/11 , edited 4/28/16
Soul, schmol, sole, goal. Just live your life and be happy.
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