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Does the mind = the soul to the Theist?

Rational_Thinker9119
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4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?
baggins
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4/8/2012 12:34:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

How do you define mind and soul?
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4/8/2012 1:03:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

Depends on the religion too... To Jainists, the mind attempts to liberate the soul from the body. To Christians, the body is just as sacred as the soul or the mind in that it is created by God. It really depends on the religion.
Genesis I. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.
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4/8/2012 6:02:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

It probably depends on who you ask. Theists differ on some issues. I haven't done a whole lot of study on the soul or on resurrection. But as far as I understand the Scriptures, the soul is separate from the body, just inhabiting it. While the soul inhabits the body it is alive and we can utilize all the functions of the body, including the mind.

When we die, the soul is temporarily separated and we live on in Heaven (and unbelievers in Hell, or some kind of holding place awaiting judgement -- not entirely clear on this point). Once Jesus returns (i.e. the second coming), those of us who have died will be resurrected and the soul with either inhabit the body again or we will inhabit new, glorified bodies (again, unclear on this point), so our souls will be inhabiting a body again but one that is indestructible, as opposed to the one we're inhabiting now.

So once we are separated, we will still have something akin to a mind because from what I understand, while the soul is separated we will have a conscious experience of the next life.
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4/10/2012 7:13:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

At the Time of the bible Mind and soul were the synonymous, and they were in the heart..
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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4/10/2012 4:46:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

I believe that they are currently considered separate things for Christians. However, I think that the soul & mind might be one and the same. Problem is, once the brain goes so goes the mind! Or maybe not?
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: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.
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4/10/2012 4:53:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 4:46:01 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:
At 4/7/2012 11:48:59 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I'm just wondering, is the mind, soul, and body three separate things to most Theists? Or, are the mind and soul the same thing?

I believe that they are currently considered separate things for Christians. However, I think that the soul & mind might be one and the same. Problem is, once the brain goes so goes the mind! Or maybe not?

The Fool: If we lose more and more mental faculties the more damage that is made to the brain, its makes no sense to say that when the brain is totally none functional everthing suddenly everything come back. lol.

I can make an argument for the soul though. That could survive.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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4/10/2012 5:02:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 4:53:36 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
I can make an argument for the soul though. That could survive.
Do tell...
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: At 10/3/2012 4:28:52 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.
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4/10/2012 5:27:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 5:02:08 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:
At 4/10/2012 4:53:36 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
I can make an argument for the soul though. That could survive.
Do tell...

not here. lol Theologins would go banana's with it.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL