I've been discussing this with a Canadian friend of mine, and due to just how much one's consciousness and behavior is altered as a result of brain damage (think of the case of Phineas Gage, or of Alzheimer's disease, or generally dementia) - it is safe to assume that YOU, as in what one identifies as being *themselves*, which accounts to beliefs, skills, knowledge, behavior, identity - that is ALL provided by the brain itself. And if the brain itself is damaged, then all of this is lost.
Considering that at death, our brain stops functioning, then even if there WAS a soul, it would be such an insigificant portion, that whatever that would contain is no longer "you". Our perception is the result of our brain processing signals, so our "soul" then would also be incapable of pain.
Therefore, "eternal damnation and suffering" is IMPOSSIBLE!
I find this to be quite liberating.
What do you think?
- YES, it is liberatingVote A
- NO, it is not liberating at allVote B
- ACTUALLY, I was so busy disagreeing with you that I completely disagree with the base assumption in the first place, and gave this question zero thoughtVote C
- OTHERVote D
- I DON'T KNOWVote E
- I DON'T CAREVote F
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How do we know souls don't exist though? I think there are far more between heaven and earth, than we have accepted and can prove the existence off. Maybe when we die, it's only our body that is too broken to continue, and our conscience moves on. To where I don't know, since I don't believe in heaven. It's just something we must find out when we die, and if there is nothing then we won't know, because we're gone.0
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