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  • Since there is no evidence for the physical existence of either spirit or soul, the apparent answer is yes. Can you prove that *any* human being has a soul?
  • I am, so I'd say yep.
  • Well, that depends entirely on your point of view. Spirit and Soul are not traditionally believed to be the same thing, so first you have to be specific. A soul (in modern terminology) is usually considered an entity in and of itself that is a complete reflection of a person's personality, experience and deeds. The concept of it that is most often cited is derived from Christianity which was itself Hebrew in origin (though the concept of a soul was influenced by the Egyptians, and their concept was influenced by even older cultures) - and the Hebrew word for soul translates literally to "Breath". This is because before we had a conception of air as "inanimate" molecules, it was considered to be the mystical life giving force. Which is true - of all of the bodily requirements you have, breath is the most immediate. So, considering that Soul means breath - no, you could not exist on Earth, or anywhere else for that matter, for very long. Spirit is a bit more tricky. Spirit is difficult to conceptualize because in the religions and belief systems to use it typically think of it as the part of us that is also part of everything else. In this sense, spirit infuses all things - when something is living, we consider it animate and spirit is the thing that animates. Spirit therefore is equitable with the notion of life-force, and is often associated with the integrated forces of the world at large (like the sun or weather). Without these forces of life, no, no-one could exist on earth. So you can't exist without a spirit again. Spirit, like the modern definition of soul, gets confused with identity quite a bit. Their original meanings had very little to do with identity. In philosophy, our sense of identity is called our "Ego". It is the part of our consciousness that conceives of who we are and separates the world into definitions rather than seeing it as a whole. A human begin CAN exist without an Ego, but not very successfully.
  • i believe yes. i work in the medical field and have been with many people during death. i think that there is a transitional period before they go when their soul or spirit leaves them and they are drifting in and out not only their bodies but in and out of this demention or 'world'. during this they get grey colored eyes. very strange. almost zombie ish???
  • To exist on earth without a spirit and soul is torture beyond human imagination. It can occur through continual vice (ignoring your conscience and feelings). Without asking Christ for forgiveness or being in a prayerful spirit. Instead hatred takes over and joy and happiness along with all other human emotions are void from the body although it is living, scientifically speaking. It is not truly a life, it is a tortured state awaiting hell.
  • As I understand it, the soul is the 'animating principle' of the body. So it isn't possible to live without one. Spirit can mean gumption. And that can indeed be burned out of a person. As to the mystical self that transcends the body, without that, the body is like a car without a driver.
  • The soul and the spirit are not the same. The body needs the spirit in much the same way as a radio needs electricity—in order to function. To illustrate this further, think of a portable radio. When you put batteries in a portable radio and turn it on, the electricity stored in the batteries brings the radio to life, so to speak. Without batteries, however, the radio is dead. So is another kind of radio when it is unplugged from an electric outlet. Similarly, the spirit is the force that brings our body to life. Also, like electricity, the spirit has no feeling and cannot think. It is an impersonal force. But without that spirit, or life-force, our bodies “die and return to the dust” as the psalmist stated. Is “soul” a part of man that separates from the body at death and goes on living? According to the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, “often the soul is equated with the total person.” For instance, Genesis 2:7 states: “Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul.” The first man, Adam, was a soul. The understanding that the word “soul” can mean the whole person is supported by other scriptures. For example, the Bible speaks of a soul’s doing work. (Leviticus 23:30) The soul is spoken of as being impatient, irritated, sleepless, fearful, and depressed. (Judges 16:16; Job 19:2; Psalm 119:28; Acts 2:43; 1 Thessalonians 5:14) Referring to a soul as a person, Romans 13:1 states: “Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities.” And at 1 Peter 3:20, we read: “In Noah’s days, . . . a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water.” Nothing in these scriptures indicates that the soul is some immaterial entity that lives on after death.
  • Nope. hence why people "die" despite there being no scientific reason for why such a thing could happen and why a "dead" person cannot be revived.
  • Genesis 2:7 describes the creation of man. God blew “into his nostrils the breath of life, and then he became a living soul”. This helps us to understand that Adam’s body was formed but did not have a soul (or life) until God put it in him.
  • There is no proof a spirit or soul exists for anyone.
  • i dont think so
  • 7.6 billion people now exist, and none of them have spirits and souls.
  • i dont think so

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