Sometimes I feel like six ears old keeping endlessly asking "why". A current example; I was thinking ...
People often have a quite a graphic idea how it is in hell or in heaven and are convinced that a persons soul, whatever that may be, will end up either in hell or heaven. But what about the so called soul before a person has been born or conceived? Where did it come from?
So I turned to google to check out some of the explanations other people tried to give, one of them was this:
The material body is only for the earth life because the soul cannot sustain itself here.
This is only the first sentence and I already have a question:
- Why can the soul not sustain itself here?
- Why does it need a body?
- Why does it need a human body?
- Why can't it not use an asteroid
- or a dogs body
- or just float around as "energy"?
- Would there be no bodies if there were no souls?
- Is there a different body then the material body?
And this goes on and on and on ... Every new statement just yields a ton of unanswerable questions.
I didn't even get near a answer to my original question "Where do souls come from?" but already spent a couple of hours reading one claim after another.
I obviously understand that such theological questions can not be answered to my satisfaction because at the end people will be forced to say "God did it" and I will ask: "... and where does God come from?" But I sincerely hoped to at least read about some interesting and perhaps new (at least to me) approaches to tacle this obviously interesting theological problem.
Perhaps I just need to search and read for a couple more hours.