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The soul is an immmaterial [[spirit]] that many religions claim reside in a human's body. The soul is responsible for the [[consciousness]]. In [[Christianity]] the soul goes to [[heaven]] or [[hell]] after you die.
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The '''soul''' is an immmaterial [[spirit]] that many religions claim reside in a human's body. It is supposedly responsible for [[consciousness]]. In [[Christianity]], one's soul goes to [[heaven]] or [[hell]] after death.
  
 
==Counter-apologetics==
 
==Counter-apologetics==
  
 
# Nobody knows how the soul interacts with the body. Since it's immaterial, physical things cannot influence it, yet it somehow communicates with the brain and vice versa.
 
# Nobody knows how the soul interacts with the body. Since it's immaterial, physical things cannot influence it, yet it somehow communicates with the brain and vice versa.
# The idea of a soul raises many questions about relativity. If the soul doesn't occupy our universe, then it shouldn't experience time. Since we do feel time, it cannot be immaterial. Since it occupies our universe, this raises many questions about what it's made of. Is it made up of the basic particles that all matter is made of? If it's an entirely different type of particle, what's its mass? Is it influenced by the four fundamental forces? What's its charge? How does it manage to hold your consciousness? None of these questions have ever been answered, so to use the soul to explain something, you are using a term that isn't defined.
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# The idea of a soul raises many questions about [[relativity]]. If the soul doesn't occupy our universe, then it shouldn't experience [[time]]. Since we do feel time, it cannot be immaterial. Since it occupies our universe, this raises many questions about what it's made of. Is it made up of the basic particles that all matter is made of? If it's an entirely different type of particle, what's its mass? Is it influenced by the four fundamental forces? What's its charge? How does it manage to hold your consciousness? None of these questions have ever been answered. Therefore, using the soul to explain something is using a term that isn't defined.
# Just what information does the soul contain? Science has proven that certain parts of our physical brain are used for emotions, other parts are used for memory, logical thinking, breathing and heartbeat. Damage to a certain part of the brain can drastically effect the personality, memory, or thought process. And if the soul contains our memories, then what is the point of our memories being stored in our physical brain as well? Is alzheimers or amnesia a problem with the brain? Or a problem with the soul?
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# Just what information does the soul contain? [[Science]] has proven that certain parts of our physical brain are used for [[emotion]]s, other parts are used for [[memory]], [[logic]]al thinking, and the pacing of one's breath and heartbeat. Damage to a certain part of the brain can drastically effect one's [[personality]], memory, or thought processes. And if the soul contains our memories, then what is the point of our memories being stored in our physical brain as well? Is alzheimers or amnesia a problem with the brain or a problem with the soul?
  
 
[[Category:Metaphysics]]
 
[[Category:Metaphysics]]

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The soul is an immmaterial spirit that many religions claim reside in a human's body. It is supposedly responsible for consciousness. In Christianity, one's soul goes to heaven or hell after death.

Counter-apologetics

  1. Nobody knows how the soul interacts with the body. Since it's immaterial, physical things cannot influence it, yet it somehow communicates with the brain and vice versa.
  2. The idea of a soul raises many questions about relativity. If the soul doesn't occupy our universe, then it shouldn't experience time. Since we do feel time, it cannot be immaterial. Since it occupies our universe, this raises many questions about what it's made of. Is it made up of the basic particles that all matter is made of? If it's an entirely different type of particle, what's its mass? Is it influenced by the four fundamental forces? What's its charge? How does it manage to hold your consciousness? None of these questions have ever been answered. Therefore, using the soul to explain something is using a term that isn't defined.
  3. Just what information does the soul contain? Science has proven that certain parts of our physical brain are used for emotions, other parts are used for memory, logical thinking, and the pacing of one's breath and heartbeat. Damage to a certain part of the brain can drastically effect one's personality, memory, or thought processes. And if the soul contains our memories, then what is the point of our memories being stored in our physical brain as well? Is alzheimers or amnesia a problem with the brain or a problem with the soul?
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