Originally posted by bodebliss
"Have we established exactly what the human spirit is?"
[Edited on 6-11-2005 by bodebliss]
Just me?! Crikey, that's a big responsibility for one girl to take...
Seriously though - "You" is far too general a term, surely?
I'm made up of water, chemicals, enzymes, minerals...none of these would suggest anything other than a physical make-up. Where does the spirit fit into this? Is it made up of all of these physical agents?
Where does the spirit reside? And of what is it made? Is it simply a word we use to define that which we can't measure, within ourselves?
Is it consciousness? (hardly - comatose patients still presumably have spirits, yet they're not conscious).
Allot of humanlike spirits go their whole lives in denial. It has to do w/ wanting to play a game. You think your an animal? That's fine w/ me.
You want someone outside you to give you proof of something that on some level you know, but hide from yourself. Think about how convoluted that is.
Ok, that's running to the obtuse, I'm afraid.
So what you're saying is - if I don't accept what YOU suggest, I'm in denial?
For what it's worth - I'm more than happy to say that I do indeed believe that we each have a spirit, a consciousness, call it what you will.
But the post was about proof. Not belief. Interestingly though, you mentioned animals - if all living things (as you suggested) have spirits - what makes the spirit of an animal different from that of a human?