reply to post by samlf3rd
Too tempted by this question not to respond but as time is tight at present, just a short initial response.
If God created every thing within a short time span then where did all these extra souls come from? Is there an extra soul bag that makes more as we
need them? Our population was at around 200 Million at the year 1 now the population is at 7 Billion. That's a whole lot of more souls into the mix
right? Were they waiting around for the go ahead?
I am reading your question more as a probe than an attempt to sell an idea. Always good for thinking minds to look for where such perturbations, as
your question offers, can lead our imaginations before we start making judgments and decisions - let alone simply ridicule others', or defend our own
set beliefs (Who killed the idea?)
So, for now, just some somewhat jumbled thoughts.
We need a bit of maths (not going to do that now) to really calculate the total number of these souls in the no-reincarnation scenario. This means we
need to total all the people ever born and that adds quite a few more billion, in fact many, many billion. Someone care to make the calculation?
Next question is, what about all the souls of all these humans who died? Where are they all? Even by some beliefs, the one's in the hot place are
still around as they work out their eternal sentences. Not sure which venue is getting more crowded that the other.
Of course, reincarnation solves these problems of numbers to some extent but still not your question about the new souls that have increased the
apparent number of souls on Earth. One would also imagine that this ongoing creation would be getting better and better, soul wise, unless all souls
are perfect and just their Earthly lives are polluted.
Actually, do we actually need to start by defining a soul? Do they merge, divide, stay individual? At what point did man start to have a soul? Again,
Christianity has an answer through its creation story but that does not explain much about the booming of souls after this creation.
The way I see it, there are probably a millions answers to this conundrum, each with some degree of truth (if only we know which part that is) so lets
just enjoy the ride, as the destination is unclear.