That's what you should have said, to keep in line with your persona. Obviously not. This is why it is good to have discussions. Hindu perspective? What made you specifically ask that? The element that draws literally all perspectives, including memory, character.. etc, is consciousness. One can have no memory, very little character, be unreasonable, lack reason, logic, intelligence, etc, but they still have consciousness. Without consciousness, there is nothing (not Lawrence Krause nothing, real nothing). So it's reasonable to assume that the soul is pure consciousness, as it has no thing to contaminate it. Then you should state that. Otherwise it sounds as though it is an actual fact, rather than your personal belief or preference. I don't think so Baldeee. But I know that excuse is your last place of refuge. If you can show these so-called fallacies I commit, then I'll happily retract that statement. What about historians, scientists, artists, people who interested in antiquities, etc....? That's not really true Baldeee. For one start, I'm referring to scripture, and I am not using it in any religious way. As you said, different religions view the soul according to their comprehension, not due to the scripture. In Genesis, as you well know, Adams body was life-less (dead) until life was breathed into the nostrils, then Adam's body became a living soul. That should tell one that consciousness is due to the presence of the soul, but yet it doesn't with some religions that use the Bible as a source. Some Hindus do not accept that the soul is pure consciousness. Some don't even believe in God, and are staunch atheists, even though their scriptures inform them differently. No it's not. The issue is what are the properties of the soul. If you don't believe the soul exists, then at least you can presume it does. Religions also use scriptures as a recourse to help then understand what the scriptures teach about the soul. So to put scriptures on the same level as religion is a misunderstanding. I would say scriptures. I am aware of your first point. Are you? Which religions has the most to say about it? No one else is either. You can't provide any facts. I do. You were the one claiming the fact of the non-existence of the soul. jan.