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What is the essence of a soul. Spirit or mind?
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Posted 12/25/12
an easy debatable subject is what is the definition of a soul? is it simply just our mind that is in our awareness of self and awareness of our existence, or is a soul a spirit. are we energy that transcends time. is our mind made up of energy if so than would it not suggest that we can surpass the wall of death. Law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. science One of most basic laws of science and Law of the Conservation of Energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. So would it suggest we can change in this universe, our brains energy. In saying dos energy have blueprints or memorys of its previous form. Is this wishful thinking or can science prove the essence of a soul is spirit and not just mind. why are we do we have awareness of our own existence and why do we intelligence rather than be a animal, would that not prove to be a better survival tool of evolution to be less intelligent with more animal instincts?
Posted 12/25/12
The spirit is supposed to be an internal, supernatural force. You might also just call it a particular mood. An ambition.
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I thought soul and spirit were synonyms, the mind is just something that embodies the soul. A better question is,

Ghost or spirit?
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Let me put this to all:

first you have the mind - which gives awareness of self, everything that is freedom of thought/choice.

Second is the heart - which most will agree gives you the ability to love. It also allows for compassion, sympathy, empathy. Hate is shared with the mind

Third is the Soul - which most agree is the essence of who you are/were as well as the spark of life..
In order for this to represent the person you are/were It is my belief that all three need to be in the Soul


I base my personal opinion on Christian, Pagan,and Wiccan beliefs.
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kennk5 wrote:

Let me put this to all:

first you have the mind - which gives awareness of self, everything that is freedom of thought/choice.

Second is the heart - which most will agree gives you the ability to love. It also allows for compassion, sympathy, empathy. Hate is shared with the mind

Third is the Soul - which most agree is the essence of who you are/were as well as the spark of life..
In order for this to represent the person you are/were It is my belief that all three need to be in the Soul


I base my personal opinion on Christian, Pagan,and Wiccan beliefs.


Varry true.
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It's your quantum self.
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sooo longgggg...

Do you know how a computer works? electricity. 0's and 1's that interconnects every parts to create a system.
I think the human body is the same, the brain controls everything via electric signals.... so about soul and all that stuff...hmmm I don't think it's real, everything is in the brain and combined with everything else : liver, heart,etc. creates our system.


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Posted 12/26/12

darkangel09rose wrote:

an easy debatable subject is what is the definition of a soul? is it simply just our mind that is in our awareness of self and awareness of our existence, or is a soul a spirit. are we energy that transcends time. is our mind made up of energy if so than would it not suggest that we can surpass the wall of death. Law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. science One of most basic laws of science and Law of the Conservation of Energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. So would it suggest we can change in this universe, our brains energy. In saying dos energy have blueprints or memorys of its previous form. Is this wishful thinking or can science prove the essence of a soul is spirit and not just mind. why are we do we have awareness of our own existence and why do we intelligence rather than be a animal, would that not prove to be a better survival tool of evolution to be less intelligent with more animal instincts?


You forgot about the second law of thermodynamics which states that any energy that is transferred will always loose a tiny amount to uselessness. The energy isn't lost it just can't be used. If our body does possess a soul of some kind that is energy then it must be continually replenished by the food we eat and fluids we drink. Once our body is no longer able to replenish that energy (death) then it will gradually be lost to uselessness until it is indistinguishable from the background energy of our environment. This is what happens with all energy s I see no reason to believe that our spirit or soul would be any different.

As for intelligence we don't even have a standardized definition of what what intelligence is so answering your final question would be all but impossible until we do.
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Posted 12/27/12

Seversky wrote:

Allergic to bullshit

It must be hard being allergic to your own three word prattle!


ispy12 wrote:

sooo longgggg...
Do you know how a computer works? electricity. 0's and 1's that interconnects every parts to create a system.
I think the human body is the same, the brain controls everything via electric signals.... so about soul and all that stuff...hmmm I don't think it's real, everything is in the brain and combined with everything else : liver, heart,etc. creates our system.


I have read the paper spouting the comparison of the human mind to a computer and it is sound.
The paper I read had one more element that you failed to cover,
EMOTIONS! A generally unpredictable element not found in computers. And then there is the ability to learn and surpass the original parameters.
Now don't go science fiction on us with what could happen.
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Posted 12/27/12
A soul is just our sense of self. Our awareness and our essence.
I have no belief in an eternal spirit that lives on after we die.

It would be nice if we had one, but I don't believe we do.
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Vary well put,
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I don't know and I don't really care.
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Since you took offense, you must know about how you are engaging in foolish lengthy bullshit with no consequence
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Doesnt exist, if you cant measure it and cant mathematically theorise it then it isnt there.
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