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  1. For the same reason that you believe there is no elephant in your room and no gold bar in your wallet. They're not there, are they?” Why do you believe they're not there? Do you need any reason to believe that?

    For the same reason, I believe that there is no soul. And because I have something else to believe in besides that.

  2. In fact, there is not much difference. The average believer, like the average atheist, believes and disbelieves mechanically. Standard, stereotypical. Therefore, it is difficult to call it faith.

    The people around us — for the most part, and in the overwhelming majority — are only hints of people, sketches-blanks. It is rare to find those who represent a certain project that is being implemented, but they can find something alive that glimpses through the routine of mechanics — the mechanics of emotions, feelings, thoughts and actions.

    To become human, you need to become alive. Great scientists, writers, poets, composers, architects, engineers-those who later came to be called classics in their field of knowledge and activity-even they are only getting closer to being fully alive.

    We die only because there is no way we can become fully, totally alive.

    No, I'm not against standards, stereotypes. Without them, there is no life at all. But they need to be transformed into other, I would say, lively and plastic standards and stereotypes. Which would be, as cyberneticists say, a dynamic feedback system. That is, one that reacts in a timely and efficient manner and corrects itself and its behavior, its structure in accordance with changes in the surrounding world.

    There is no point in destroying standards, they should be used as fuel or humus rich in useful substances. And sometimes even take care of them, as a car mechanic takes care of equipment or a machine tool, greasing them with engine oil. Much depends on the specific situation.

    There are a lot of movies about robots right now. But look at yourself, these are films about ourselves! We are these robots!

    Therefore, one of the key tasks of people, every person, is to become a person. Alive. Become a representative of the great culture of all mankind, of all human civilization. To master all the cultural and scientific wealth that our human tribe has developed is to become a human being in the true sense of the word.

    Until we become human, there is no point in talking about faith, because faith grows out of the trust that only the living have.

    Be alive and with faith!

  3. Everything is simple. People have no idea about the soul or God, or they have false ideas about them. In the first case, there is no point in believing in something that you don't have an idea about, but this usually passes with age and gaining experience. In the second case, everything is more complicated. People get information about the soul and God, usually from religious sources. This information comes into conflict with previously received and well-founded information from other sources, critical thinking is triggered, and the simplest thing that can arise is denial. Most people stop at this stage, but some continue to reflect, get additional information, and as a result come to Faith. The path from denial to Faith is quite complex and not accessible to everyone. There is simply no way back.

  4. People from time immemorial believed in everything that they were told, some in one thing others in another, and there is only one reason, A PERSON HAS a BRAIN, BUT DOES NOT USE IT FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE, that is, people are lazy to think, search for answers, analyze and make assumptions, most people just see the truth in words, they do not need evidence and facts, but we must not forget, but this is in the interests of those who hold power, because a herd of stupid sheep is much easier to manage than one smart person

  5. Why do many people believe that there is no soul like God/The gods?

    No soul?

    Ask them what they believe in.

    And about “God”, God is the creator of the world (Biblical), the Supreme Mind that created the world.

    Do these “many” people believe in peace?

    If there is no Creator of the world for them, then they believe that the world either created itself, or they believe that the world has always existed.

    So it's just a different faith.

  6. The word “believe” is one of the most crafty words in any language.

    What does it mean? That something is accepted as a fact. There are facts, aren't there? Absolutely unambiguously correct statements. The sun rises every day in the east. A fact? Fact. Slightly requires clarification: what is not exactly in the east, what is not in every point of the Earth (at the poles not every day, which is only after the formation of planet Earth). It's all boring. The statement about sunrises is a fact. Almost.

    The statement that I believe I will go to the casino, bet on red, and win. This may be true, it may later turn out to be a fact, or it may not. This is a fact of life. You believe that one thing may or may not happen.

    And then there is a rhetorical trick when using the word “believe” in questions. Do you believe that there is a soul? Say yes, and you'll end up being a dim-witted person who rejects the scientific method and fantasizes about unconfirmed fantasies, and is also used to profit from unhappy people.

    Say no, and it turns out that a rigid rationalist, rejecting from the threshold that the world may be arranged somewhat more complex than modern science describes it. For example, if the world is a computer simulation, then the soul is an analog of the top player. There is no scientific evidence for this, but there is no reason to completely reject this possibility.

    Tell me, I don't know. You'll turn out to be somewhat narrow-minded, who is not interested in anything.

    The correct answer, from my point of view, is that the probability of the existence of a soul can be estimated with a huge error of 5% plus/minus 50% (I know, I know), but this will not suit anyone, including me.

    Do not ask questions that contain the word “faith”, there can be no good answer to them.

  7. Correction: many people DO NOT BELIEVE in Gods for the same reason that they DO NOT BELIEVE in Zeus, Mithras, fairies, etc. because they are well aware that all these are just myths of different peoples and there are no objective facts confirming the existence of these creatures somewhere other than our creativity or imagination. I don't BELIEVE that fairies don'T exist, but rather that they DON'T exist. The difference is fundamental. In the first case – an irrational belief that something does not exist, in the second-a rational doubt about the existence of something.

    PS: The soul is like the psychic inner world of a person (emotions, thinking, etc.), but it is not eternal because the brain that generates the soul is also not eternal, unfortunately or fortunately.

  8. Has anyone seen or registered a person's soul?

    What technical parameters of the soul do you know?

    Charge, polarity, vector, field density, information component.

    By what Laws or principles can you find out whether a person has a soul?

    In Russia, it has historically been difficult to register a population census.

    In the revision fairy tales, living and” dead ” souls were noted.

    collected by the hero of N. V. Gogol's novella Chichikov.

    If a person committed a meanness, it was said about him that he had no soul.

    All we know is that if they want to take a man's life, they strangle him.

    Maybe in a bathroom where a wall-mounted shower is screwed on, you can find out if the owners have a shower.

    It's all riddles, and the answer doesn't fit any of them.


    Faith in God( s) even more confusing and contradictory than the belief in the human soul, and waiting for its discoveries and proofs.

  9. Because that is the meaning of material life. You are given a body created in the image and likeness of God, as it is written in the Bible. But the Bible does not say why, for what purpose, you are given a body created in this image and likeness. The answer is in the Vedas. Because a soul comes to the material world who is envious of God and wants to take His place. Such a soul is given a body – a kind of material likeness of God with which to enjoy, control, rule, etc. This body is to some extent endowed with the qualities of God-strength, beauty, intelligence, etc.

    It is this body that allows the soul to try to realize its desire to become God. Not in the full sense of the word, because this is impossible, but-locally. God of the planet, god of the country, god of society, god of art, god of science, god of military affairs, god of politics, god of sports. So every writer aspires to become someone like Pushkin, a football player-someone like Pele or Ronaldo, a dictator-someone like Alexander the Great, that is, those whom no one or almost no one has surpassed (this is one of the characteristics of God – One with Whom you can not compare and Who can not be surpassed).

    To realize such a desire, of course, you need to forget about the real God, you need an illusion that hides Him from a living being, allows you to believe that there is no God, everyone is a blacksmith of their own destiny, life came from atoms, and the universe with all its most complex laws exists because something exploded somewhere.

    The stupidity of all this is that the body is temporary, and the soul, no matter what it has achieved in the material world, will lose it all and start again. Moreover, apart from its source – God – the soul cannot achieve complete satisfaction and happiness, even if it subdues the whole world with all its riches and pleasures. For this reason, we see that people's desires are insatiable, no matter how much someone gets, they want more and more. The soul is not really God, and it is not proper for it to be God. Attempts to try on this situation can only bring her suffering and frustration, God wants us to understand this, but we ourselves, without compulsion, through our own experience.

    Practical meaning-sooner or later, the living entity will have enough bitter experience of gains, losses and disappointments to realize that he is wasting his time in meaningless fuss, which does not give him anything, and will direct his attention beyond the material universe, to the eternal world, the abode of God. From this point on, spiritual practice, progress and gradual movement towards self-realization and liberation from the cycle of birth and death will begin.

    Now I can answer your question : if you don't believe in God, you are under the illusion of material happiness. This means that they haven't given up enough on trying to achieve it or build it. Sooner or later, such a disappointment will come and he will believe in God, the material world itself is arranged in such a way that it will inevitably teach this lesson to every soul, it is only a matter of time.

  10. I can prove that God exists!!!

    The fact that every thought of any person is material, I hope it is not necessary to prove? So, if this statement is true, then we can consider the statement that God is true, because many people believe that he is!!! Moreover, God is material, just as thought is material!!!

    I can also prove that God doesn't exist!!!

    Moreover, there are people who firmly believe that there is no God! So, for them, God really does not exist, as it is said in the famous work of Bulgakov: “Holding up the severed head of Berlioz at the Great Ball, Woland addresses it:” Everyone will be given according to his faith…” . So, the conclusion: The posthumous fate of a person depends on his earthly life. Berlioz's punishment is non-existence.”

  11. And so it's easier to live. God is invisible, and is revealed only to those who seek. And those who are not looking-live quietly and quite successfully.

    It is very scary to realize that there is a universal mind. And with their own laws. This will require completely changing your life, and living by His rules. For many, this step is very painful.

    Therefore, it is much easier to turn on the ostrich mode. My head is in the sand, I don't see anything, I don't notice anything, there is no God. And, although it is impossible to prove the absence of God, it is still easier to count in this way.

  12. It's just that there are people who rely only on themselves and listen only to their over-developed minds, drowning out the voice of their hearts. However, at critical moments in life ( when they are overexerting themselves), they either change their narrow-minded worldview or “stay at the broken trough”, or fall into insanity… God is a more highly developed person who helps his disciple at the very last moment of time so that he learns to spin his own strength to fulfill his bright beginnings…

  13. There is not a single person who does not know about God and the soul, but still consciously chooses not to believe. To believe, you need to change yourself. We begin to justify our disbelief. Many people do not want to live according to the commandments. I don't want to give up all the benefits that fall under the “ban”. And when you don't want to, what do we do? Correctly. We say that this is not the case. If we don't see it, then it doesn't exist. But not everything we don't see doesn't exist. What is impossible to see is possible to feel. We believe in love, emotional pain. Why? We can feel it. In general, everyone believes in what makes their life better and easier. � �

  14. And how can they believe what they don't know? People either feel in themselves something other than their own personality, “managing” in their body “according to their own plan” – and call this something “soul”, or-even have no idea about something like this…

  15. Because one of the principles of the Solar System is individuality. . This means that each person has their own brain, head and body. Thoughts and consciousness. And everyone analyzes as best they can. This is the first one.

    Second, physical life encourages visible material interest. And GOD is the invisible spiritual force that holds the Solar system together.

    And third, scientists cannot understand and find God. Therefore, mostly pragmatic people do not believe in anything, only in themselves. In order for everyone to believe, you need a certain upbringing from childhood.

  16. In order to answer these questions, it is necessary to answer who is a person? This requires research, self-knowledge. Now another question is who does this? A science that mostly consists of those who also think and in this regard laymen, those who dig in the brain trying to find something there? This approach is primitive and will not do anything. This question is answered by religion and its answer is also not very bright, but only leads to the following questions. Let's start with what is known about a person, not about the body, because any body is a tool or a means. The Bible says that a person is like God, but God is not visible, so the person is not visible, but you can see what a person uses-the body. The Bible also says that God created man's skin garments, which is the body, and this once again confirms that man is not a body. Now let's look at popular sayings. I came to my senses-who came? Lost consciousness-who lost it? Removal of a body-why not a person? Strangler-why not strangler of the body? A heart-throbbing moment-why not a mind-throbbing one? There was not so long ago a saying addressing a man to a woman or a woman to a man MY SOUL, this is a delusion or knowledge that a person is a soul. There are many questions and who asked them to themselves and who answered them knowing themselves? are there any of these? I can answer any question about a person, but who will be satisfied with it? only the one who knows himself and the ignoramus who likes to create his own authorities. The universe is a living being sma life, mind or God. Man is not just intelligent, he is an unknown and mysterious mind for himself. Open your eyes and look into the world everything is knowledge, everything for you to just cast your eye. There is a tree, we see only the form, but if we start to disassemble it into elements, it is a whole Periodic table, and all forms in this world have knowledge. The soul and God-Mind are neither something knowable, so to think is to err. Why do bodies move in space? have you ever thought about the fact that someone is moving them in themselves? The whole universe consists of threads that glow with different colors and have a smooth twist, and they are all intelligent, the universe is a mind with which a person needs to learn to communicate.

  17. And why believe in the mystical (soul, God/It is relatively easy to answer why, for example, to lead a healthy lifestyle. And what is the benefit of believing in something like this?

    Being guided by the desire to get benefits – for yourself or others – is the property of a reasonable person. Spending effort on something that will not be useful is not a reasonable property. So let's return to the original question: what benefit will a person get (for himself or for others) if he believes in the mystical? And what are the chances that this is the case?

    By itself, faith in the mystical (not help from, for example, God, namely, faith in his existence), does not give a person anything.

    Even believers (for the most part), turning to mystical practices, turn to “higher forces” for help – that is, they seek to get benefits (in fact, they believe not because of their beliefs, but for something). For example, why does the unfortunate mother of a terminally ill child put candles in the temple and beat her forehead against the faces of saints? – Because she hopes that a miracle will happen and the child will recover. And why do older people turn to God, as they think? “Because they are afraid of death, and hope for an afterlife, and not eternal torment in hell, but quite a paradise.)

    What can religion offer a person? – Let's do a somewhat blasphemous thing: look at religion and its associated ideas – as a product – from the point of view of marketing. And, for example, if we look at Christianity, we will see: “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you and all your household will be saved.

    Acts 16: 31 — Acts 16: 31.”

    What can we say if we consider this quote as an advertising slogan-from the marketing point of view of such a product as Christianity? What can we say about its target audience?

    First of all, the fact that the target audience of Christianity is interested in “being saved”. Do I want to be saved, for example? – no. Therefore, this product is not interesting to me.

    Let's look at other religions from similar positions and see that no religion can offer anything to a self-sufficient person who is at least in relative harmony with himself and the world around him. Conclusion: any religion is superfluous for such a person.

    Finally: concepts of the soul, God/Gods – completely devoid of meaning outside the context of any religion. If we go beyond, for example, “theism” as such (i.e., both mono-and polytheism), then the very concept of God is emasculated – it becomes empty and meaningless: outside the picture of the world that includes the divine, the very word ” God ” loses all meaning.

    So, the conclusions are:

    1) Outside the religious context, the concepts of the soul and the divine are completely meaningless-empty sets of letters/sounds. Obviously, outside of religion, it is absolutely impossible to believe in them, because it is impossible to believe in “something that has no definition”.

    2) Since no religion can offer anything to a self-sufficient person who is at least in relative harmony with himself and the world around him, it is superfluous for such a person: he has no reason to consider the picture of the world given in it, since it cannot be of any use to him.

    Summing up what was said in paragraphs 1 and 2, we get: a self-sufficient person cannot benefit from religion in any way, so he does not accept its point of view; since the concepts of the soul and the divine are completely meaningless outside the religious context, a person who completely rejects religion also rejects the grounds for believing in the mystical; having lost the grounds for believing in the mystical, but reasoning consistently, adhering to the principle of a sufficient basis of logic, a person rejects faith in the mystical itself.

  18. I believe in the God of Gods, but I don't believe in the soul. Because I believe the Bible. There is a lot written about God the Creator, for example, how He created man:

    “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living SOUL” (Genesis 2:7). So that there is no “soul” substance inside a person and nothing escapes from him at death:” In the sweat of your brow you will eat bread until you return to the ground from which you were taken, for you are dust and to dust you will return. ” (Genesis 3:19) Man himself is a soul, and if it were otherwise, then so it would be written.

  19. Mathematical truths, laws of logic, laws of morality are known only by reason. Kant: the concepts of good and evil do not exist in the concepts of the material, sensible world “Critique of Practical Reason”. We perceive only entities, All that are perceived by the mind are eternal ideas. Reason as a mode of cognition also passes into the realm of the divine world in philosophical contemplation. The world of the senses is fluid, changeable, and it may happen that this world may not exist. Man is involved in two worlds: the material and the divine. The material world cannot affect the soul of man, just as man cannot affect the Divine World (Plotinus). Therefore, only the Divine world can influence the material world. Hence moral truths are divine. The Lower cannot influence the Higher, but God can. With the mind, a person knows the intelligible world (the angelic world). This Is Some Divine world Of The Logos. These worlds, soul and God, are similar. But the Soul is different from the Divine Essence, because in God “to exist, to be, to have divine properties” – these concepts are identical. The soul is in time, and in space the soul has no extension. Man can know God, but he cannot know Him completely, because he is in time. Time is a companion of variability.�

    The human mind does not belong to eternity. Theory of knowledge : this is an opportunity to know God. The work “Confessions” of St. Augustine : “having understood its changeability, the soul ascends to the Highest, Unchangeable, to God. ” The ability to think is given to man by God. Causes of sensory cognition: material, formal. The theory of illuminism suggests that the light that illuminates a person is “the light of the divine mind.” Truths are eternal and man knows only through a rational knowledge of himself, in his inner spiritual world – this is the contemplation of the divine world. God is Spirit, and we cannot apply the terms of our space to Him. God is not made up of parts, and neither is the soul of man. “The Immortality of the soul” in Augustine's treatise : “it can't be, what I see with my eyes was unreal and invalid, just as the mind sees the objective, speculative, spiritual world. ” The goal of a Christian's life is deification, immersion in one's soul, namely, immersion in one's spiritual world. The knowledge of the Creator is a natural state of man, even more relevant than the knowledge of the material world, since this world is infinite and more complex for human cognition. Because the material world is known by the senses, and we feel different feelings (for some, an apple seems sweet, for others sour). Being is that which is, eternal, unchangeable. Where there is change, it cannot belong to the eternal, cannot be called being. Being is an Absolute characteristic, but our space-time is involved in God, and by God it is brought to being, which means change, movement. If our world changes, then it is created out of nothingness. The act of creation is the act of a creative divine act. God does not create the world to destroy it. A creative act of God is a Divine design. The soul participates in the spiritual world, so the soul does not change in space, and it is higher than the material world, but it is changeable in time. A change is a deterioration, increase, decrease, etc. The soul cannot move in space. We can think, become morally better, intellectually better, or degrade. The body changes in space: organs grow, get sick, and so on. Time is the companion of change and soul change occurs in time, but not in space. There is no time in God, He is Above time, He is in everything and everything in Him, at the same time, because God is the Maximum and the Minimum at the same time. Matter is something that can become everything, a synonym for unrealization. Matter is a material. The closet is already a reality.

    Exodus: I am Who Am, Who am True, Who Am. A person eats, drinks, gets sick, and dies. God exists by virtue of His existence. This is an ontological distinction.

  20. It all depends on the person's choice of what to believe, because there is no convincing evidence for or against it. And indirect evidence can be found for both positions. Therefore, the words “according to your faith let it be done to you” are true))

  21. Humanity has the ability to believe in something, in particular in the gods (God) and the soul. From an atheistic point of view, there are no gods or souls; from a mystical point of view, there is a soul, including gods and other supernatural forces.

  22. Because there is no communion with God, people begin to believe only after they begin to take the initiative themselves… An initiative is a prayer: a person asks God to prove to him that He exists and all this begins to form the first experience of communication, Then further – more …

  23. Genesis 2: 7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
    … the soul is life and there is no need to believe in it (since we are obviously alive), it is another matter to believe God, the choice of each person, because He is our eternal quality of life.
    … He is our Creator and Resurrecter.

  24. I think because so far many people can't (probably don't want to) define what the soul is.
    If you don't know what it is, you can't find it. How do I find something I don't know what?
    And if you haven't found it yet, then it doesn't exist.
    It is only known that the soul is life.
    Life is a movement. Living things are called animate, and non-living things are called inanimate.
    It turns out that when there is no soul, it means there is no life.
    This clearly shows the observation of those who believe that there is no soul, that is, no life.
    It also clearly shows that often what a person can not find, is right on his nose.
    But, of course, thanks also to the habit of people mystifying everything that is not sufficiently definite.

  25. There is no such thing as a “soul” in religion , there is a “spirit”, in a simple way breathing, the expression-to breathe life, is familiar ? It is taken from the Bible, and we have shifted this concept to human emotions and feelings, and call them the soul : there is no compassion, evil – there is no soul, they say soulless . Or on the contrary, sincere – kind, open, etc . As long as you breathe, you live , that's all !

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