Monday, 20 February 2017

Tell Me, What Is the Soul?

A real dialogue between Nathan, Eden and Z on Feb 20, 2017.

E: Would you rather die, die, or die?

N: I choose none of the above.

E: You have to choose one.

N: No.

E: But if you die, you turn into a ghost.

N: No, I don’t think so. 

E: When people die, they turn into a part of themselves.  They turn into ghosts [pronounced ghost-ez].

N: You mean peoples’ souls leave their bodies?  I’m not sure that’s a good thing.  Some argue that souls apart from their bodies are full persons, but it could just as well be that our souls are less than our full selves.  It’s like they’re copies or pieces of ourselves, but that’s it.

E: It’s, like, an unimportant part of ourselves?

N: Sure, I guess.  It’s like the soul is a less important part left behind.


Z: Like a liver.


2 comments:

MOM said...

Ummmm.....It's all because we watched ghost boy. Watch it again with Eden and Z and then discuss again.I hope a soul & a liver are not similar things. I think of my soul as my spiritual essence, my spirit self. God is a spirit. And he relates to our spirits. Romans 8, especially verse 16. .... Eden is so thoughtful!

MOM said...

Don't you think when the Bible tells us that the first and greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, strength & mind that it is trying to describe a complete self? The totality of all that we are?