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Do people have souls? A British scientist say this is real. Does that put faith

  1. Readmikenow profile image96
    Readmikenowposted 16 months ago

    Do people have souls?  A British scientist say this is real. Does that put faith in perspective?

    Here's a copy of the article.  I found it a bit interesting. Could this prove there is a spiritual world and that is where we're all going?  Is this evidence that there is a God and teaching in Holy books need to be looked at more closely?
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2123380 … ter-death/

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 16 months ago

    My own current belief (and I stress 'current' because my beliefs can change) is that not only do we 'have souls' but that we ARE souls.  I suspect that we are the LIFE in our body, a life which has AWARENESS and - in the case of we humans at least - are aware that we are aware.   That is, we are the Observer, the Witness, the Experiencer of our own minds and bodies.   These last two belong to us but are not us.

    As Dr. Roberto Assagioli and others have asserted many times, I believe we HAVE bodies but are not essentially our physical body.  That we have minds but we are not essentially our thoughts or imagination.  That we have emotions but that we are not essentially our emotions.   We are a Center of Awareness with a Will.

    The good advice is you will not find out what you ARE with your thinking.    You will find out if you go into silence to the point where your mind chatter stops and you realize you are STILL HERE.   

    Check out the conflict between what your mind wants and what the real you wants.   People do it all the time.  For example, when trying to give up smoking.   Who is the real you here?   The mind's rational that you can't or should not?  The body's craving?  Or the you that wants to give up smoking?

    Following scientific trends is helpful but will never change you as much as personal experience in SELF REALIZATION.   If you're really serious in finding out, you will begin that most important of all quests:  Trying to find out the answer to the question:  "What am I?"

  3. Ceegen profile image80
    Ceegenposted 16 months ago

    Information theory nearly dictates that we're more than just biological machines. This information has been out there for a while now in different forms, and most people who have taken a course in philosophy know about these things already. Any study of physical things for any length of time, leads you to believe in something more than just this physical existence.

    Faith, however, is not something mystical. Faith is based on the evidence of things not seen. We see the world around us, and we base our faith on the unseen things of this world, by the things that are seen.

    We see an object fall to the ground, we have faith that gravity exists. We see water turning into ice crystals, and we have faith in some underlying principal that allows this to happen. Likewise, we observe our own existence, and we have faith in there being something more to life. It's just natural to assume these things, because these things are all around us.

    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent point.  Someone once said "Faith is not being able to see the wind and yet knowing it is there."

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    Norine Williamsposted 16 months ago

    READ, we are "spirits" housed in a body; that's all!  The CREATOR is SPIRIT so why wouldn't we be?  Aren't we HIS children IF we BELIEVE? 

    I'm glad HE is "opening your [spiritual] eyes to "truth!"  Scripture says "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10)!   Fear of GOD is a combination of awe, fear that one may have in the presence of an angel, deep reverence, honor, and respect and not destructive fear as man would have one believe.

    We were created "in the image of GOD" (Genesis 1:26) as "spirits," and until we come to the realization that we will one day "reconcile" to HIM, and should therefore "prepare," we will continue to "search" for any and everything to "fill that EMPTY SPOT!"  This takes "FAITH!" 

    "Now faith is the substance of things HOPED FOR, the evidence of things NOT SEEN" (Hebrews 11:1)!  READ ALL OF IT!  Oh, but when you come to the realization:  "GOD providing some better thing for us..." (Hebrews 4:40) which fills that EMPTY SPOT you will be one happy "spirit!" 


    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting.  NW are you able to discuss any other holy book?  You're good at mentioning scripture, but not much else.  Do you know what the Talmud is?

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I BELIEVE the Bible is the "inspired WORD of GOD" (IITim3:16) & have found IT to be "true" by the fulfillment of HIS promises in my life! I BELIEVED & now have "connection" (Acts1:2;Jer31:34)to HIM! Not in need of "man's opinions!"
      Crazy?  T

    3. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      NW Okay, you're a bit limited in your understanding of religious texts. See if you know anything.  What was the language the New Testament was written in? The Old Testament was ancient Hebrew.  How about the New Testament?

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I don't care if it was written in Chinese the HOLY SPIRIT speaks "one's" language & that's what matters!
      I Cor2:14 "FOOLISHNESS to the "natural man" so you wouldn't understand!
      I Cor2:3-5!
      Get your Bible & READ!