posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 10:41 AM
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
No one speaks for all theists or all atheists, but it helps, eh? :p
The experience of that which people are calling the soul is a mystical, transpersonal experience. Generally, atheists are not mystically inclined.
It's not "concrete" enough, not rational enough. There are exceptions, such as Sam Harris. But the exception proves the rule.
"One problem with atheism as a category of thought, is that it seems more or less synonymous with not being interested in what someone like the Buddha
or Jesus may have actually experienced. In fact, many atheists reject such experiences out of hand, as either impossible, or if possible, not worth
wanting. Another common mistake is to imagine that such experiences are necessarily equivalent to states of mind with which many of us are already
familiar—the feeling of scientific awe, or ordinary states of aesthetic appreciation, artistic inspiration, etc." -Sam Harris
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