If humans have souls why not proto-humans or monkeys? Which animals have souls and which not? What about insects and bacteria? The problem with
immortal soul is that there would be a lot of them and most would be souls of complete dimwits or infants who would not be able to even think properly
in because they have no language or concepts. They could be completely retarded and deformed hideous freaks or have had so terrible miserable lives,
they wouldn't even want to remember any of it anymore anyhow. And if you become brain damaged, is your sould forever brain damaged too? It can't be
So, is the soul something separate from your physical intellect, personal history, knowledge and genes? How do you really define it? What does it
really contain? Your sense of aesthetics? What makes you you? Your rationality? Your sense of morality? Your tragic backstory? Trapment in subjective
state of being?
All this makes me kinda think souls don't exist.
How terrible would it be to be stuck with yourself forever? It may be just as bad as losing youself completely.
Where would the souls even go? In what form could they exist? Is your body image with you? Are your body and mind OK or the way when you died? What
age are you? Are the centillion retards there too? What are you going to do there with that infinite time? Drink beer, watch TV, and get high? How's
the internet there? How will you accommodate? Even if they are bigger-on-the-inside -houses, there would have to be insanely huge space for it and
lots of traffic. Ridiculous to think dead souls would have addresses and mundane needs to satisfy though.
What if everyone becomes really smart there because no one is the prisoner of physics anymore and we can all function in divinely brilliant super
savant levels and also know all in the universe and choose our form too and all be magnificent. Do we all become enlightened? So, what's left of us
then? Just our aesthetics?
Or what if everyone is just free floaty ideas of soul and there are no time or place or rules or ground to stand on?
How will that ever work? Maybe some sort of a dreamlike state where we do have bodies but nothing is fixed?
Or would we just merge with the Godhead and have no sense of individuality anymore?
Or will we just keep on dreaming a fake world never knowing we are dead? Never getting the answers to anything, forever wondering.
What if there just is nowhere for the souls to go but to incarnate, does it mean souls die if population diminishes?
What if your soul is actually alien and you have been supplemented here because the other planet had extinctions?
I kinda believe in tabula rasa. Life just is as it is and it's all there is. "Souls" come and go.
Nothing remains but their echoes. The dead become ideas and words, icons and paragons.
People should make the world just a nicer place in case we just keep doing this tabula rasa thing over and over again.
The thing is - there can't be complex lifeforms with abilitity to think consciously without idea of self/soul and wild theories of afterlife/prelife.
I'm curious to hear what aliens think about this subject
[Sorry, this is all just a mess. writing is hard.]
edit on 4-5-2015 by Exelcior because: still not fixed