perception of the soul, does it exist?
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I understand if people are confused with this question. As of my beliefe I've chose the pro option (the soul is a separate part within us) or do emotions come from a intellectual decision to competently live with one another? Is it the difference between a mental person (unable to function like the norm) and a psychopath (unable to care for another's well-being)
However, I cannot make many fact-related comments in this part of the debate. This means that I cannot fill in this sentence as asked: "The soul however is something also debated replacing an omnipotent being with...?"
In order to let me fill in this statement, please define the following:
1) What is the definition of "soul"?
2) What is the relationship between "soul" and "an omnipotent being"?
These must be defined to have a proper debate in order to not have any confusion.
You mention that a "soul" is made of 3 properties: physical, intellectual and spiritual. I've accepted this debate because I believe that the universe is only made of the physical. I believe this because I have not ever seen evidence for anything else. I see intellect as a result of physical processes in the brain, measured by the brain's ability to solve problems, and I don't see any reason why the "spiritual" element should be accepted as a part of reality.
And as for the rest of your post:
"do emotions come from a intellectual decision to competently live with one another?"
What definition of "emotion" are you using? Some emotions, such as anger, are certainly not helpful in letting people "competently live with one another".
"Is it the difference between a mental person (unable to function like the norm) and a psychopath (unable to care for another's well-being)"
Is what the difference between a mental person and a psychopath? If you mean the "soul", I cannot comment, until you give a definition of what it is.
Thank you for setting up this debate, and I await your response.
1) The 'soul' in many religious, philosophical and mythological traditions is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a living thing. Some people call it your conscience.
2) very good question, the relationship between the soul and an omnipotent being has no singular definition but is popular with many religious belief's. The soul is depicted as a moral guide to help judge and aknowledge the difference between right and wrong.
Correction: I mentioned that 'man' is made up of 3 properties. (body, mind & soul) Once you leave the physical and factual component of the debate it is then considered hyperthetical because the statements (hypothesis) can not be proven with physical proof but logical understanding. Science has many diverse and dynamic theoretical hypothesis in quantum mechanics, neurology and phenomena ect. Thought is perceived to be in modern science to be the product of electro-chemical reactions in the brain. (I will not go any further on this matter because of its difficulty too understand and interpret)
Everything we see proves the physical realm in which we live. There are also forces that although have phisical reactions, can not be measured in conventional means because it is not made up of physical elements, such as light, gravity and heat ect. These elements are not a solid, gas or liquid but are energy's that constitute the 3 states of matter. Assuming the soul is a form of energy (depicting the difference between animate and inanimate. These energies lack physical qualities but are considered a fundermental part of matter out side the phisical realm.
Anger is infact a very important part of co-existing with one another. That particular primitive emotion aids with hunting, revenge, distaste and many forms of protection.
I added the mental and psychopath comparison to identify the difference between a disorder leading to a morally wrong action as opposed to a cold calculated action/s. As the mental is not aware of their wrong doing. The psychopath on the other hand has full knowledge of their decisions but simply do not care. Would you commit a murder or rape? Would you hurt children and laugh? Do you NOT do these despicable things to avoid punishment and criticism? Those with a conscience simply do not want to do these things.
I define emotions as a communication of feelings from thought to body language. These feeling, while under control, may be a component of intellectuality but are inconsistent while lost in fits of rage or great depression causing tears. We can not produce this intensity on demand. This dilema also occurs when we are dreaming. There is no conscience intellectual decision during intense feelings, it's a primitive impulse reactions. We may be aware in most cases of what emotions we are showing but not always know why we act the way we do.
The soul is a unique and complex thing to argue for... I enjoy the challange thanks! I think you may be able to change my perception of a soul as non-existent because gee wiz was that ^ hard to answer.
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