Conservation of souls?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by James R, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I agree, but it is scripture that assigns sentience and motive for the miracle of creation.
    Clearly motive and satisfaction.
     
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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Okay...
    Discuss with Jan Ardena what Jan Ardena says. Discuss with others what they say. When discussing with others, who cares what Jan has said or hasn't said - unless he is directly involved in your discussion with the other person.
     
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  5. ToR original Registered Member

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    Not religious myself so playing Devil's advocate

    There are 'old' souls which are evident because those people are more 'evolved' in terms of their wisdom, conscience, moral code etc etc

    There are 'new souls' evident by their lack of 'moral' evolution.

    Something 'alternative' to ponder ...

    Soul = being of energy living in symbiotic harmony with its organic 'animal' host, hence can go from body to body (incarnation) and can return also to 'base' where only energy beings reside ... whatever that is.

    It is possible there are human animals that are not 'hosting' a soul ..........

    In terms of religion and souls ... if souls are separate entities ... religion has nothing to do with it. In terms of limited numbers of souls ... I wonder how they reproduce? How they cease to exist?

    Not a believer in any of the above just pondering alternatives given there are no absolutes
     
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  7. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Never said one belief is as good as another. And I do indeed have my own opinions, I just don't claim ultimate knowledge.

    Personally, I find the biblical concept of god absurd. But when it comes to the more generic question of "where did any of this come from", I will be the first to admit that I do not know. And I have given it much thought through my life, and will continue to do so.

    I have also realized that the more I like a hypothesis, or find it aesthetically pleasing, the more critical I must be of it. It is much too easy to succumb to confirmation bias.
     
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  8. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    BTW - I also find Bowser's redefining of god to be equal to the universe to just be a case of sleight of hand semantics. It doesn't answer or explain anything. In fact, from my experience, it only confuses the issue.
     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    You are special just like everyone else.

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I am not expecting anything. I cannot expect anything of something I do not know exists.
    It is not a matter of anyone being humble or not. It is a matter of believing something that either does not exist or does not want me to know or is playing childish games.

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  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    If there is no need of grandiose meaning, why attribute anything to god(s)?

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  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Why indeed. Many people go through life without a God. There's no requisite that you have one or more.
     
  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    If there is no need of grandiose meaning, why do YOU attribute anything to god(s)?

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  14. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I just had the same discussion on another forum. Why can't everybody's kid be above average? Because then averages wouldn't mean anything.
     
  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    That doesn't say anything about it's truth, which is my concern, not whether I can get along without one.
     
  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I do not recall any scripture with the exact term, eternal soul but many theists claim such for us. I do not know whether they know what eternal means. Eternal means always existing, without beginning or end.

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  17. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    If the multiverse exists, the source of some souls may be way way out.

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  18. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    So are UFOs a delivery system dropping souls off?

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