What is Immortality of the Spirit?July 2, 2021
The belief that the soul will live forever after the death of the body. The belief in the immortality or immortality of the soul is one of the basic dogmas of theology. When the soul is regarded as a god-identical or divine being, it is religiously necessary to qualify it as immortal. Because if the soul is finite, then its identical or source god must also be finite. This is inconsistent with the idea of god. However, the soul is the intellectual or sensory side of the body. The idea of a soul separate and independent from the body is completely unscientific, a superstition. Scholastic Christian philosophy put forward various arguments for the proof of the immortality of the soul, as well as for the proof of the existence of god.
All of this evidence is science and illogical reasoning. For example, one of the eight great proofs put forward by scholastic philosophy on the existence and immortality of the soul is as follows (proof 4): “Since all religions have accepted and affirmed the immortality of the soul, if the soul is mortal, then the whole world is deceived, which means that it is impossible”. Pietro Pomponazzi (1462-1524), professor of the Padua school, the greatest of the Renaissance Aristotelians, says: “The clergy had to divide people into two classes, and lead one class to the right path with punishment and gifts. The other class was too knowledgeable and talented to be held by them. The principle of the immortality of the soul is nothing but an assumption put forward to realize a political and administrative purpose”.