Sometimes conversing with God can be very illuminating and potentially disappointing.
The topic of our conversation this morning, as I walked to and from the Sunday market, was “souls”.
One of the bigger sticks that the church uses to beat the congregations into submission is the fate of their souls. How much money has the church made by telling the wealthy that even though indulgences can no longer be sold, God would look kindly upon those who gave generously to the church?
Three passages from the Bible, which Christians assure me is the truth, actually confirm that we do not have souls and that they cannot be saved.In Genesis 2:27, God created men and women. I know that the church changed this so that it could bring the cash generating original sin of Adam and Eve to the fore. If you think about it, if the creation of men and women in unknown quantities on the sixth day was accepted as true, Adam and Eve had to be lies. If Adam and Eve was a true story, God created mankind and after the Cain and Abel incident, had done such a good job that 25% of His creation was homicidal!
In Genesis 3:19 which was a cobbling together of the Adam and Eve fable and what God may have intended for mankind, it is clearly stated that we shall return to dust because that is what we were made of.
In Genesis 2:7 it is clear that God created man as a living soul from the dust of the earth. If this soul is to return to the dust from which it was made, it was not going to continue in existence but be recycled – as dust.
Obviously there are Christians who will counter my hypothesis by quoting other verses BUT if what I have suggested is not true and a counter hypothesis can be created, ALSO from the Bible, the Bible is either very convenient or it tells lies.
This is a very simple use of very simple quotes from the Bible. Because the Bible was created by man as an MLM manual for making huge amounts of money, I am sure my simple hypothesis will be derided but, apart from many mentions in popular poetry and the psalms, the only time souls get mentioned in the Bible is when someone is returned to life. Although the phrase “his soul returned” could mean that a soul had departed and come back, it could also mean that the dead body recovered the functioning of a living soul because the body had not yet returned to dust.