ANSWERS: 23
  • Yep, not sure where, but I believe it does :-)
  • yes i believe it does.
  • Heck yeah!
  • I don't; which is why I will do everything in my power not to die in the first place - hey at least it's an ambition ;)
  • I do. Definitely.
  • No, I am just dead, no thoughts, no actions, no going anywhere.
  • Yes, I do. And boy will I be pissed if I'm wrong!!
  • no i don't, i think that death is the end.
  • I believe that very strongly.
  • Well, if you believe in a soul then it has to live on.
  • God I hope so!
  • Sure do!!
  • Einstine taught us that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Only changed. I know without a doubt we are energy. I'm not so sure I understand that energy well enough to call it a "soul".
  • Define 'soul' and I could answer. If you mean sentience, life force, sense of identity, then no, I don't believe that lives on after we die. If you mean anything other than that, then I don't believe we have that kind of 'soul'.
  • Yes, though I've recently had trouble defining the term "soul".
  • Yes, and I know where my soul is going to also!
  • Yes, your soul goes back home, (where it was before it ever resided in your human body).
  • This question can be easily answered if we make sure we're using the same definitions of words. So that we have an objective standard, I'll use the Gnostic definitions. A "soul" is not something we have, it's something we are, at least according to the Gnostic definition. Soul is the combination of body (soma) and spirit (pneuma). Your question about the soul is easily answered then: When the body dies, does the soul survive? No. By definition, the soul is comprised of body and spirit. Destroy the body and the soul is destroyed also. The question, then, is whether the spirit survives, and, if so, what relationship this spirit has to what we consider to be our identity. It is easily proven that the spirit is not our memories, emotions, judgement, or any of the other things we generally consider to be "us," since a traumatic insult to the brain, such as a stroke, is capable of radically altering all of these things. Our identity, then, must reside in the soma, and dies with our bodies. That does not mean, however, that there is nothing beyond the grave. Different religions have different theological views on the subject. For example, the christians believe Jesus will physically resurrect people's bodies, thus recreating the soul by giving the pneuma a duplicate of the original soma. Hindus believe the spirit inhabits an entirely new body, losing all of its previous memories and identity. Taoists hold that the spirit returns to the Tao, the infinite Void from which all possibilities originate. Even Western science has begun to speculate on the nature of consciousness, and the possibility that death is not the end. According to Sir Roger Penrose's quantum brain model, for example, the mind is a standing probability wave expressed through the quantum superposition of the proteins lining the microtubules in the neurons of the brain. The mind, then is simply expressed through the medium of the brain, rather like a radio receiver. When the brain dies, the probability wave need not be lost (depending on whether one accepts the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics). So, do I believe that something will survive the death of my body? Probably. Will it be something I would recognize as me? Probably not.
  • No. The Bible makes it very clear what happens at death. Ecclesiates 9:5 is a good scripture to reference. http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/9-5.htm
  • Isn't that the Big Question?
  • Man people who constantly say define soul just shut the hell up and answer the question none of you brains are just so sophisticated that you need a certain way to describe a word to make you answer the question just answer the question you know what he means. My positionthough is yes!

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