Confuzius wrote:Look through my posts...I actually never argued that point. (ya need to pay more attention it seems)
I don't think you read my posts. I said there was a scholarly consensus that the Bible does not teach an immortal soul, and that there isn't an immortal soul. You promptly attacked this, claiming 'If you are talking about Christian theologians who are also scholars, I'd say about 99% believe in an immortal soul'. To date you have failed to provide any evidence for your claim.
I did, wasn't too impressed. (see below)
I saw below. You don't address any of the reference sources I quoted. You attempted character assassination of Hebblethwaite, and attempted to deny that 19th century science had reached a consensus that there was no immortal soul. You failed to substantiate either point with evidence, and you failed to address the content of what was presented.
This is what you are basing your argument on?
No. I have already provided abundant evidence for the scholarly consensus on the subject.
That book was not well received by the scholarly community. Here is a quote from just one negative review:
So you quickly Googled for a review, chose one which made some negative comments about the work, cherrypicked a few of those comments, and now claim without evidence that 'he's a biased hack'. That is intellectually dishonest. It's what Fundamentalist Christians do. Nothing in the review you quoted contradicts the statement Hebblethwaite made concerning the consensus to which he referred. If you have any evidence that his statement is untrue, please present it.
Makes it difficult to believe...this does not prove there is no soul. (you are also reaching out of the area of religious studies)
I did not say this proves there is no soul. I pointed out that this was a scientific consensus even in the late 19th century, which is precisely why I quoted scientists. The quotations I provided are just a sample of that consensus. I note you failed to do anything with 'It is a universal induction of science
that modification of brain is accompanied by modification of consciousness, and that the destruction of brain results in destruction of consciousness. No exception to this law has ever been observed
Once more, do you have any evidence for your claims?