Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by TheTaoOfBill, Mar 25, 2012.
Do souls weigh anything?
What do you mean by soul? The word soul is an English word and in translating the Bible into English, they have used that one word for the body as well as the spirit. So which of the two one are to referring to the body or the spirit?
Obviously I'm talking about spiritual.
Not to me because I am aware of the confusion that some people have and mistranslations. So I have to make sure that we are on the same page.
So here's my answer - Spirit is not physical and therefore does not have weight or size.
Us Mormons don't believe in immaterial matter. So, yes, I would suppose that souls carry some kind of weight, however small or large that may be.
yes, and a righteous one weighs less than a feather. sin weighs down a soul...like Big Macs. a moment on your lips, forever on your hips, Ethel.
What does a thought weigh?
Thoughts are weightless bursts of energy that comes from the burning of calories. A soul is something that is supposed to be eternal though. If it is weightless like a thought then it must be an energy. And if it is an energy then it must have an energy source.
has this theory been tested?
I'm thinking a soul and a thought weigh the same. Just a guess, but sounds good to me. Energy source is God.
At the risk of being insulting, I have to say, this is a stupid thread. What are you fishing for? Have you found some scientific research that proves thoughts have weight?
I am not a Christian, but I believe the soul has no weight, soul by my definition is the spiritual part of who we are
Thoughts also have a channel of matter to control where that energy goes. What physical properties hold a soul together. It can't just be a plume of energy. Energy doesn't tend to stay together in one place without a physical property holding it there. It tends to push and expand and move.
Just asking questions. Making people think a bit.
To be clear, I mean to suggest that a 'soul' weighs as much as the thought that produced such a concept. Just my opinion...
I have heard of an experiment that was carried out. A person was weighed before death, and then again seconds after death, and the difference in weight was around 25 grams. So the soul may exist, and if it does, it has a weight.
If you compare a human being with a book and the spirit of this book with the information inside then you would need some energy to destroy the book - but what happens with the information in this book? Is a fire be able to destroy it? Is it lost forever? Someone could take a look in 2000 years through a time window and read a book what was written thousand years ago. He could reconstruct and burn the informations of the book on a CD. We would now know nothing about this book - and the people in the future would know everything about this book. And I don't think we are able to do anything - intentionally or not - to destroy this way.
Hmm - I would say not the information itselve has energy or a weight. I would say the transport of information needs some energy and the reconstruction needs some energy - also the understanding (integration) needs some energy. But the information itselve is perhaps nothing else than pure spirit without energy and/or weight.
It does not necessarily mean it was the spirit
..there is always physical explanation its just that they at that point in time what it is. Spirit is not physical and only physical things the law of gravity has effect on or else it would not be spirit.
If information is no longer stored on a physical thing it is stored in our thoughts. And if not stored there then it disappears for ever. It no longer exists.
Everything that exists must be either matter or energy.
Gravity affects everything. Even non physical things like light.
This brings up another question.
If a person died in a black hole could their soul escape? Not even light itself is fast enough to do so. If we consider a soul to be raw energy then it is VERY unlikely that it would be able to escape.
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