It's my opinion that all of the major religions are based on the idea of the soul. That religions are simply a means of explaining what happens to your soul when you die. That denouncing the idea of the soul automatically denounces all the subsequent religions. Do you agree or disagree?

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Interesting. I'll look into picking it up...

I'm aware that many religions do not include the concept of a soul. The word religion itself in fact leans more towards a way of life than it does towards the idea of a god even. The religions that do not include the idea of a soul actually aren't my problem. I might not even take issue with some of those religions.

The religions i'm concerned with in fact ARE the ones with the level of irrationality that include the soul. They also happen to be the 4 largest religions on Earth which encompass more than half the people.

Humans fear what they don't understand and what do they understand least of all.. even today. Death. I could imagine our ancestors coming up with these stories... of the soul. This coping mechanism to comfort themselves and loved ones in times of loss. I watched this movie last year and thought... HA.. guess i'm not the only one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7TKxV5wwLA

The Boyer book is excellent and might very well change your viewpoints on religion and it's origins. It has helped me immensely.

This is one of those questions that sounds like it best belongs in a barroom. Something of a 'chicken and egg' question, which really doesn't matter too much since religion, souls, and any other supernatural stuff are all equally bullshit.

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