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A soul?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 26, 2013. 11 Replies

I and my son are atheists. My wife is, at best, agnostic. She doesn't believe in a personal God, but she does think there has to be an afterlife. The reason is because she doesn't understand that we…Continue

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Loren Miller replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"The problem with E=MC2 is that so many people throw it around, yet have no idea what it means. What that equation was expressing is the rest energy of matter, as well as showing the equivalency between matter and energy.For example, if two deuterium…"
Jul 26, 2013
Pat replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"As for me, E=mc2 . Bear in mind I'm not  a physicist or engineer. However, with my limited understanding, my matter and all that is in the universe, and energy, are one in the same, but just in different states. When I die, the…"
Jul 26, 2013
Eric Dover replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"Thanks!"
Jul 26, 2013
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Jul 26, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"What's up, Eric? I've got a couple of videos here you may be interested in. I've tagged 'em to start at a certain point, but if you don't have the ads blocked, it may not link to the specific…"
Jul 26, 2013
Eric Dover replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"Thanks. Y'all have helped me out. Next time the subject comes up I'll make sure to bring up the points made here."
Jul 26, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"The energy of the brain is electrochemical, created by its structure and sustained by blood flow (as though you don't already know this).  Cut off the blood flow and the energy the brain requires to maintain itself is of course also cut…"
Jul 26, 2013
Michael Black replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"She may be avoiding the real scary issue of whether or not we have free will.  This is a very disturbing thought.  We have to function and make decisions as if we, at the very least, have control over our actions.  In reality we may…"
Jul 26, 2013
Eric Dover replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"Her only argument is that energy can't be created or destroyed, just transferred. I explained that it doesn't mean consciousness."
Jul 26, 2013
Eric Dover replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"I'm not sure if she has really thought it through completely. For her early life, she was brow beaten and indoctrinated by her parents. I think it's her fear of hell and non existence that moves her to believe there's got to be more…"
Jul 26, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"If she's referring to her own consciousness, she needs to understand that consciousness is a PROCESS.  It is the operating system run on our brain which allows us to function and perceive the world as it is.  In that regard, we are no…"
Jul 26, 2013
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Eric Dover's discussion A soul?
"I don't believe we have a supernatural immaterial part to ourselves or that there is a supernatural element to the universe. Does your spouse think all mammals have souls or just members of the primate order ?"
Jul 26, 2013
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A soul?

I and my son are atheists. My wife is, at best, agnostic. She doesn't believe in a personal God, but she does think there has to be an afterlife. The reason is because she doesn't understand that we do not have a soul. She explained to me that we are energy, and energy cannot be destroyed. The best explanation I could give is, we aren't energy. We are what our experience and our brain make us. I'm sure there are more intelligent people here that could help me explain this a little better. I…See More
Jul 26, 2013
Eric Dover replied to Athianarchist's discussion So What Made You First Start To Doubt?
"I was a Christian. Not only a Christian, but one who believed in reformed theology, or Calvinism. I read the bible and believed it's literal translation. God choses those that will be with him in heaven.  Fast forward 20 years, and I…"
Mar 6, 2013
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Eric Dover
"Hi EricNice to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us all through common sense and freethinking wisdom.  You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth,…"
Feb 21, 2013
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Feb 21, 2013

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At 6:32pm on February 21, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Eric
Nice to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us all through common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3790 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin 
Terry

At 5:49pm on February 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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