Visser 5 wrote:I think that the soul does exsist.
Other wise when all is said and done we just disapear.
I'm not sure that I could live with that.
Just because the thought is not appealing does not make it true.
A soul is not something that can be disproved. Neither is God, or pixies, even the Flying Spaghetti Monster. That though, does not mean that we should take it to heart and live to that idea.
Take, for example, this theory: There is, in the core of Pluto, a cupcake. It is sweet and chocolate coated, but it is also so small and makes no obvious presense. Anyone who happens to find this and eat it will never feel lonely again. But this cannot happen, because the cupcake is also invisible, and cannot be found.
Now of course, anyone who even considers this to be true should rightly be called insane, but it is still unprovable. It cannot be disproved.
If,though, this myth were printed in the minds of our ancestors, passed down through the generations by mouth and book, it would no doubt be in the state of religions we see today.
A single believer is considered insane. A group of believers is called a religion.
The same can go with a soul. We have no evidence, no reason to believe, yet many people believe it. It's an irrational belief that only intends to comfort the person in question. Just because it cannot be disproved does not mean we should take it seriously.
And do we even need a soul? If the theory of a soul is correct, then our soul will last for an eternity. Can you imagine that? An eternity? One hundred years in heaven may become a little tedious, but you still have eternity left to bear. Surely heaven WILL get boring after a while? Take for example (again) my cupcake. At first, the flavour is brilliant and chocolatey, as close to perfect as possible. What if you kept eating that cupcake? Wouldnt you get full and the taste will begin to lose appeal? Could you do that forever and an eternity?
Maybe just an end is better. It would be like before we were born: nothing. Why must we fear nothing, when our mind cannot even contemplate the emptiness? Have you ever thought to yourself 'I was really unhappy before i was born'? No. You haven't, because before birth, there was no such thing as emotion.
On a final note, I believe that belief in a soul could become a handicap. People may believe that because they have a soul, they have another life to look forward to, and consequently may not live their life to the full. Knowing that this life is the only life i have, i get the determination to fulfill myself and do my best to contribute.
This is not so much why i do not believe
in a soul, but why i do not wish to believe in a soul.