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However through all of this nobody must forget the important point THESE ARE GUESSES. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE.
Chemical energy is derived from food, when we die we run out of it.
I don't really think the soul exists, and if you dare throw a Harry Potter reference at me, I am going to throw so many transformer references at you, that you would start calling energy as energon.
I think you confuse the concept of energy with atoms. There was some concept that atoms can not be destroyed and that they just transfer from one form to another, as they transfer electrons. When the human body decays, you might say your atoms have mixed with the soil or entered the air, and therefore you exist forever. But I don't think there is some additional component such as the soul in our bodies. Why do we need it, and what makes you so sure that we are something more than simple organisms?
I think in the old days, people used to fear the idea of death. They didn't like the fact that once they died, they would be no more. Therefore, to calm and instill hope in the people, the old religious fanatics drew the concept of an immortal soul, so that people would feel much better knowing that they would be back. It was just a blind hope, and nothing more than a psychological therapy.
Secondly I never said that "we are something more than simple living organisms" which by the way, are not that simple. I think that the soul is complex but it's it's own thing.
Lastly in "the old days" people DID fear death. That has not changed. I know this has nothing to do with the debate but just to clear things up PEOPLE STILL FEAR DEATH. Just because you don't believe in the soul does not mean that you have overcome the fear of death. Also take for instance the catholic religion. Our history is split into AD and BC. This year is 2,016 AD. If Jesus did not live 2,016 years ago, then how come no-one has noticed like people such as yourself. You have no proof so maybe he DID live. Finally it was not just to console people. Some pagans such as Vikings or Celts believed in the "immortal soul" as you choose to call it (how do you know that you can't die in heaven if there is such a thing) because it made them fearless warriors. The belief let the race fight fearlessly and great success came from it.
So I hope in conclusion that I have shown all my views on your previous argument and that your views have changed on what the soul actually is. This is why I believe that the soul DOES exist.
(also I would have uploaded this yesterday but I had some wifi problems)
But they are at least partially consoled (or fully, in case of fanatic believers) that even after death they have a chance. Furthermore, I quote from your own argument "Some pagans such as Vikings or Celts believed in the "immortal soul" as you choose to call it because it made them fearless warriors."
As for Jesus Christ, I believe he was a simple man with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. Also, who knows, in an alternate future universe beliefs have distorted after 2000 years and people worship marvel superheroes and transformers. In addition to that, jesus has no connection to the soul.
Heaven, hell and soul don't exist as it was the ignorant man's answer to what will happen after death. The rational realist knows that after death, he will die and there is nothing more.
Pro has no proof, evidence or arguments that show that the soul is real and it is a needed component. We are just flesh and bone and nothing more. Self-centered humans, thinking they can live forever, muahhahah.
Firstly I did not say that the idea of life after death was true. I was just pointing out that it wasn't just to console people but created by leaders to make their warriors fearless in battle. This is false information created around the soul.
Secondly Jesus' connection to the soul is with religion. The belief in an afterlife, which, looking back upon now seems stupid now because we are not certain that's what a soul is for.
Lastly you accuse me of a lack of proof. I would just point out that con has no proof either that the soul doesn't exist so please take that into account. Also is life after death actually "living"? I will not comment on the last word.
This and all the above arguments are why I believe that the soul DOES exist.
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