#249E: Differences between the Biblical and today understanding and definition of „soul” – as a source of dispute whether the soul is mortal or immortal (po polsku poniżej)

Motto: „God so skilfully manages the physical world, that everything that exists in there inspires people to gather knowledge, to seek truth, to improve their character, etc.”

Almost all today’s people know that a computer is composed of three major components, namely „hardware”, „software”, and „peripherals”. Imagine, however, that we shifted back in time by about 2000 years, i.e. to the period when the Bible was written, and then we try to explain the work of such a today’s computer to shepherds and farmers living at that time. Its „hardware” and „peripherals” we could explain to them easily, because they could see and touch it. However, if we tried to explain to them what is the „software” or decided to clearly explain to them the differences between hardware and software, surely we would lost them. After all, in order to really understand these differences, these people would need to have our current knowledge and experience – which in those days was impossibility. However, in order to still be able to share with them the truth on this subject, we probably would introduce then to the use two simple ideas, namely of a „living computer” and a „dead computer”. These two ideas they could understand very easy from their everyday experience. The „living computer” we would explain to them as a physical computer which they can touch, however into which was „breathed” something extra, what they could NOT touch and what we could NOT explain to them clearly, but what would be just a today’s „software”. Because this „software” is the most important part of a present computer, which practically determines almost all of its capabilities, we would probably explain also to them, that such a „living computer” actually is the „living software”. We would also explain to them, that neither the computer nor this other something (i.e. the „software”), are able to „come to life” if they are NOT united (combined) together with each other, and when the „life” and the work of one of them is NOT dependent on the „life” and operation of the other. In other words, in order words, to tell them the truth, we would also need to explain to them that such a „living computer” cannot „live” forever, because its „hardware” always must „die” after the elapse of some time, while the „software” contained in it, although it is capable of the infinitive existence, is NOT able to „live” if it is NOT „breathed” into some kind of „hardware” prepared especially for it. Outside of the hardware this software can exist, but it will then be in a state of like a kind of „sleep” deprived of life, consciousness, and ability to think or to act.

Exactly the same problem, as the one described above, encountered God at the time of writing the Bible, when He was inspiring the explanations of what the soul is. Thus, God ingeniously solved the problem of a simple clarification of the nature of soul, through the introduction to the Bible of the concept of „living soul”, understood as a „whole person” – that is, understood as a person consisting of a „body”, already well known at that time, and also consisting this something extra (i.e. the „Divine breath”) that must be breathed into the body so that such a „whole person” could start his or her life. Unfortunately, this simplified definition in the Bible of the „living soul” as the „whole person”, imposed on us the unique definition of the concept of „immortality” which stems from it. The point is, that none of the components of a human being, that is, neither the human body nor this breathed by God something extra, separately is also unable to lead a „life” – similarly like a today’s computer hardware and software are unable to come to „life” if they are NOT combined together into a single whole. Thus, the biblical definition of a „living soul” as a „whole person” forces this consequence, that such a „soul” defined by the Bible cannot be „immortal” in the currently existing body that we have now. After all, the body that the today’s people have, has been so designed by God, that with the elapse of time it has to die, while the „Divine breath” (i.e. the „software soul”) breathed by God into this body, is unable to live after it is deprived of the body belonging to it, but it must enter a kind of a „sleep” mode that is lacking the awareness. Thus, the „soul” defined in the Bible as a „whole person” may acquire immortality only if in the future God is to design and to create a different human body which will be able to live indefinitely long and which will NOT have to die. So in this Biblical understanding of „soul”, the soul is NOT and cannot be „immortal”, but God can make it „immortal”.

In the meantime, since the times when the Bible was written, the human knowledge has been significantly increased. Among other things, people got convinced empirically, that everything that their senses and instruments are able to perceive, has some constituent parts out of which it is composed. This idea, that everything that exists and that has been identified by humans, is a composition of some of its smaller components, with the elapse of time has been passed also on the „whole person” – that is, onto the Biblical „living soul”. Thus, in present times the „soul” is NOT understood any more as a different name meaning a „whole person”, but as only one of the components of a human being – i.e. this component which in the Bible is described as a „Divine breath” uploaded into the body, and which for humans is an equivalent to the „software” from computers. However, such a recent redefining of the soul forces also the redefining of the concept of „immortality”. Namely, if the soul is defined in the today’s understanding of only the software component of a human, means NOT in the Biblical understanding of the whole „living person”, then such a „software soul” must have also a „software immortality” – that is, it may exist infinitely long, although when it is deprived of the body associated with it, then it ceases to live. Of course, this „software immortality of the soul” is substantially different from the „Biblical immortality of the soul”. After all, by the „software immortality of the soul” it is understood the infinitely long existence of this soul defined as a software component of the whole person, during which existence this soul will always remain in its undamaged and complete form, but it does NOT need to live during this whole period of time, if e.g. it is deprived of the body that belong to it. (I.e. this soul will exist and remain complete and undamaged all the time, although unnecessarily live, in a manner similar like the computer software, stored, for example, on a diskette or on a CD, also does NOT „live”, as it would „live” in the memory of the computer switched on, but it still exists and still remains undamaged and complete.) In turn the „biblical immortality of the living soul” is defined exclusively as the infinitely long living of such a „living soul” understood as a „whole living person”.

From the above it becomes quite clear what is the major reason for bitter disputes about whether the human soul is mortal, or immortal. This reason turns out to be the difference between the old Biblical, and the modern (inspired by computer software), definitions of soul. In other words, the reason for almost all of today’s disputes about the soul, is that each of the contending parties, by the term „soul” means something completely different. (If the definition of „soul” used by each of the parties was the same, then there would NOT be reasons for such disputes. This is why, if the reader starts with someone a dispute about the soul, or about anything else, then regardless of his or her views, first he/she should ask the opponent what is the exact definition of the subject of this dispute, and then should compare the definition provided by the opponent, with his or her own definition of the same subject of dispute.) However, as all disputes, also those concerning the soul, are a source of progress of the human knowledge and the gradual arrival of humans to truth. In turn the inspiring of people to the increase of their knowledge and to seeking the truth, is one of the goals of God’s actions – see item #B1 of the web page named „antichrist.htm”. Indeed, God makes no secret of this goal, and highlights it even in the Bible – as an example consider the verse 9:24 from the „Book of Jeremiah”, quote: „If anyone wants to boast, he should boast that he knows and understands me, … ” In other words, God is vitally interested that the discussions about truths were continued, and that their outcome is the growth of human knowledge and the awareness of the truth – especially those related to everything that concerns God. This His interest in promoting human debates to seek for truths, God discreetly manifests in a number of different ways – for example:

– A. Through methods of divine action, which sow confusion and inspire disputes among people. A perfect example of these methods can be the „principle of reversals” (used by God for upbringing of people) described, amongst others, in item #F3 from the web page named „wszewilki_uk.htm”.

– B. Through the mutual contradiction of the short-term and the long-term actions of the so-called „moral field”. This contradiction is described, among others, in item #J1 from the web page „pajak_for_mp_2014.htm”.

– C. Through a parallel inserting the evidence for at least three different mechanisms of formation of a given phenomenon, into every phenomenon induced by God, so that later this evidence allows each person to explain the phenomenon in his/her own way, means in the way which best suits his/heir philosophy, worldview and knowledge – for more details see item #C2 on my web page named „tornado.htm”.

– D. Through the simultaneous subjecting of the entire physical world to the action of two different kinds of time, namely to the action of „reversible software time” – according to which are ageing people and all other living organisms, and to the action of around 365 thousands of times faster elapsing the „irreversible absolute time of the universe” – according to which are ageing rocks, fossils, minerals, etc., as it is described, amongst others, in the introduction and in item #G4 from my web page named „dipolar_gravity.htm”. Personally I highly recommend to the reader to read exactly how both of these times work and what are manifestations of their work visible to the human – explained in more details in items #C4 and #C3 from my web page named „immortality.htm”. The point is that our physical world is governed simultaneously by both above kinds of time, and also God constantly controls the humanity with the help of the so-called. „omniplan” – which in turn governs over the „reversible software time”. Therefore, if someone does NOT know how this software time works and how it relates to the „irreversible absolute time of the universe”, then that someone actually Is unable to understand fully many of the phenomena of the physical world that surrounds us, and also is unable to understand the methods used by God, nor even trully understand the content of the Bible. It is also worth noticing here, that from the text of Bible stems, that in the future God will continue to educate the chosen 144 thousands of people, through sending Jesus to travel with them throughout the universe in a time vehicle which in the Bible is called the „New Jerusalem”. Since the operation of this time vehicle must use attributes of the „reversible software time”, hence for God will be very important that at least a part of the of people being taken through the universe understands how time works and what is the principle that time vehicles use.

– E. Through a number of other phenomena, already well known to us – including the so igniting for the discussions of today’s people, the topic of supposed contradiction between whatever the Bible says, and what is officially claimed by that notoriously erroneous old human „atheistic orthodox science”, which always follows the path of the greatest error but which still maintains its lucrative monopoly on the education and on the officially disseminated knowledge.

Already at the time of writing the Bible’s content, God knew perfectly well, that the time will come when people are to learn truths that today are described by my scientific „theory of everything” called the Concept of Dipolar Gravity. In turn, due to these truths, people will finally be able to understand, amongst others, the software nature of this component of the whole humans, which today we call the „soul”. (The source of this knowledge of future by God is the so-called „Omniplan” described in details in item #C3 from the web page named „immortality.htm”.) Therefore, for the use of future generations, God has included into the content of the Bible a number of confirmations, that people actually do have such a software component. An example of one of such confirmations can provide verses 9:5-6 from the Biblical „Book of Ecclesiastes” – quote: „For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten. Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they have no portion anymore to time indefinite in anything that has to be done under the sun.” These verses confirm, that similarly like computer software stored only on an external storage medium (e.g. on a diskette or CD), but NOT loaded into a suitable for it and enabled hardware, just by itself is NOT able to „live” and must be in a kind of state of „sleep”, also that software component of a person, presently called „soul”, after the death and after the loss of body also just by itself is NOT able to „live” – and this in spite of that the soul still exists, and that sometime in the future God will be able to revive it again through uploading it into a new body e.g. while performing the so-called „final judgment”.

The reader probably already have heard about the most moral out of all modern and developed by man philosophies of the today’s world, named totalizm, i.e. about the philosophy whose logo has become a symbol and a seal of morally proper actions – e.g. see the caption under „Fig. #J1” from the web page named „pajak_for_mp_2014.htm”. (The human origins of totalizm is here emphasized, because it means that totalizm, just like everything created by people, from the definition must be imperfect and fallible, and thus it recognizes the moral superiority of the perfect and infallible God-inspired content of the Bible.) All publications of totalizm are based exclusively on the use of modern terminology and methods, so that due to this, amongst others, totalizm is able to scientifically confirm and explain the statements of ancient Bible. Since this web page is one amongst the totaliztic publications, thus similarly like any other publication of totalizm, it uses only modern understandings of terminology that are used in it (and in them). After all, one amongst multiple goals of totalizm is, amongst others, the faithful translation of the most important statements of the Bible onto the present state of knowledge and the human language, as well as scientific confirmation of whatever with the ancient and now-hard-to-understand language the Bible tells us. Hence on the web page named „soul_proof.htm” (addresses of which are provided below) the human soul is described and understood in the modern manner – i.e. as a software component of the entire human. Thus, according to such totaliztic understanding of the soul, the soul is characterized by a „software immortality” – which is different from the „Biblical immortality”, because it means the capability to exist infinitely long, not necessarily linked to an infinitely long life.

Unfortunately, everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Hence, also this principle of totalizm, to always use the modern understanding of all terms utilised by totalizm, sometimes may give the reader an impression, that supposedly there are matters in which statements of totalizm differ from the statements of the Bible. This impression, however, is completely wrong, because together with working out and popularizing recipes for a happy and fulfilled life, another amongst a number of goals of totalizm is a scientific explanation and confirmation of the statements of the Bible on the basis of empirical evidence and logical deductions – hence in the intended way totalizm NEVER contradicts the Bible. So totalizm is trying hard, that in every aspect it is consistent with the statements of the Bible. But if in some matter its wording may give an impression, as if it was different from whatever the Bible says, then this impression stems from differences between the definitions of modern terminology used by totalizm, and the ancient terminology used in the Bible (plus sometimes this impression is further escalated by my human imperfection in the descriptive transmission to other people of the findings to which I arrived myself). After all, human language has only a limited number of words. Thus both the Bible and totalizm use identical words, which in both of them have the same spelling and the same pronunciation. Totalizm cannot invent new words for each concept that it developed, but it should use words that are already in use. Meanwhile, the meaning of these already existing words often has been changed during the period of time which elapsed since the date of writing the Bible, until the time these words are used by totalizm. Thus, if you, the reader, encounter in a publication of totalizm, a wording that would make on you a wrong impression that it is inconsistent with whatever the Bible says, then please write to me (indicate) which statement it is and where it appears in the totaliztic publications, while I will try to complement it with an additional explanations (similar to those from this post) that are to clarify the terminological differences, which have become the source of such an erroneous impression.

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The above post is an adaptation of item #J1 from my web page (in the English language) which provides scientific proofs for the existence of immortal souls and which is named „soul_proof.htm” (updated on 10 October 2014, or later). Thus, the reading of the above descriptions would be even more effective from that web page, than from this post – after all e.g. on the totaliztic web pages are working all (green) links to other related web pages with additional explanations, texts are printed in colours, the content is supported with illustrations, the content is updated regularly, etc. The most recent update of the web page „soul_proof.htm” can be viewed, amongst others, at addresses:
http://www.geocities.ws/immortality/soul_proof.htm
http://cielcza.5GBFree.com/soul_proof.htm
http://artefact.uhostall.com/soul_proof.htm
http://bobola.net78.net/soul_proof.htm
http://totalizm.com.pl/soul_proof.htm
http://tornado.fav.cc/soul_proof.htm
http://pajak.org.nz/soul_proof.htm

(*) Notice that every address with totaliztic web pages, including all the above web addresses, should contain all totaliztic web pages – including web pages indicated in this post. Thus, in order to see any totaliztic web page that interests the reader, it suffices that in one amongst the above addresses, the web page name „soul_proof.htm” is changed into the name of web page which one wishes to see. For example, in order to see the web page named „wszewilki_uk.htm” e.g. from the totaliztic web site with the address http://energia.sl.pl/soul_proof.htm , it is enough that instead of this address in the window of an internet browser one writes e.g. the address http://energia.sl.pl/wszewilki_uk.htm .

The above manner (*) for viewing the totaliztic web page that is sought by the reader, is especially useful because the majority of my web pages is published on „free hosting addresses” – some amongst which have this habit that typically they delete my web pages just after one year. Thus, if the reader wishes to find any such my web page to which I refer in my older posts from this blog, and therefore which page in the meantime was deleted from free hosting addresses, then it is enough to visit the newest post on this blog – under which I am providing the list of most recent and thus currently the most valid addresses that contain all my web pages. Then in any amongst these most current addresses the reader can find the web page which he or she is seeking, just by using its name for modifying that address accordingly to the method (*) described above (which method allows to run any totaliztic web page chosen by the reader).

It is worth to know as well, that almost each new topic that I am researching on principles of my „scientific hobby” with „a priori” approach of the new „totaliztic science”, including this one, is repeated in all mirror blogs of totalizm still in existence (the above topic is repeated in there as the post number #249E). In past there were 5 such blogs. At the moment only two blogs of totalizm still remain undeleted by adversaries of the new „totaliztic science” and of the moral philosophy of totalizm. These can be viewed at following internet addresses:
https://totalizm.wordpress.com
http://totalizm.blox.pl/html/

With the totaliztic salute,
Jan Pajak

P.S. Owners of today’s „smart” TVs, as well as relatives and friends of owners of such „smart” TVs, probably already know the problems and inconveniences with which these TVs trouble enthusiasts of http://www.youtube.com and internet television. For example, today’s „smart” TVs torment and torture their users by requiring that internet addresses are typed litter-by-letter with clumsy remote controllers whenever users want to look at a new internet item. Furthermore, in many countries the work of these „smart” TVs is repetitively interrupted and sometimes even aborted because of poorly programmed pirate advertisements that for financial gains internet companies additionally insert into videos or TV programs downloaded from the internet via their lines. Interestingly, if instead of “smart” TVs one watches on a computer screen the same video from http://www.youtube.com or the same program from internet television, then many of these problems and inconveniences that characterize „smart” TVs are absent. But the viewing them on a computer screen causes a different kinds of problems and discomfort. For example, computer screens are small, so from them a whole family cannot simultaneously watch the same film, also whatever they show is lacking the perspective and quality of a big TV screen. Hence, watching something on a small computer screen does NOT live up to pleasure and luxury of watching it from the big screen of „smart” TVs. In addition, computers, like “smart” TVs, are also flooded by the plague of pirated advertisements.

Thus, it is worth to know that the author of this post programmed in the resistant to viruses HTML language the examples of 7 „playlists” of „totaliztic songs” that eliminate a lot of such problems and inconveniences. These „playlists” everyone can now check or watch online for free, using either a „smart” TV, or a home computer. In turn, these „playlists” reassure that videos of „totaliztic songs” can now be viewed repetitively on „smart” TVs with just a single click of TVs remote controllers. Furthermore, these „playlists” prevent the suspension of work of „smart” TVs from the badly programmed pirate advertisements. Since they offer a different way of viewing of whatever one likes on internet, they provide an idea and a model as to how some problems of “smart” TVs can be solved.

Those readers who wish to check, or view, these my „playlists” on their “smart” TVs, or on their computers, can have a look at the web page (also programmed in HTML) with the instruction of use, currently available at two internet addresses, namely at http://pajak.org.nz/p_instruction.htm and http://totalizm.com.pl/p_instruction.htm. Near the end of this instruction green links are provided, the clicking on which runs wab pages of „playlists” in HTML, with „totaliztic songs” described here. Having a look at this instruction is worthwhile (they are relatively short) because they explain NOT only benefits of the use of my „playlists”, but also how to run these “playlists” on PCs with a browser called „Google Chrome” or on today’s LG „smart” TVs, and also how to make the LG smart TV to remember the addresses of these totaliztic „playlists”.


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