Is the human mind capable of sustaining something as tangible as the soul?

The brain is an intricate and complex design which still bears many mysteries to both the layman and experts (neurologists) alike. It is widely accepted that the mind can hold multitudes of petabytes worth of information and allocate different systems of thought both conscious and subconscious to different parts of the brain. In an electronic resonance diagram you can see different parts of the brain operating for different functions.

One thing that no scientist can tell you however is where thought actually comes from. We know that thoughts are in the mind, but the origin of thought remains a mystery. I cannot tell you that this is for certain the work of the soul. I am not qualified to. But scientists in the past (René Descartes), although considered archaic today, have said that the mind could possibly be a receiver much like a radio is only a receiver. Our thoughts come from a higher place, the soul, just like a radio receives all of it’s value from a transmitter.

I’ve tried to keep it short, there many perspectives on the body-soul relationship dating as far back as Aristotle and Plato (who also hold interesting ideas worth looking up) if not further. I’ll conclude by saying the mind is just too infinite to rule out the possibility of a soul’s foundation. What you need to consider is what the soul is, where it comes from why it might be important. That’s important as a thing, and as a thing to consider!

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” – Word of Jesus Christ in Mark 8:34-38
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