Your Spirit and Your Soul

Other than what it says in the dictionary, 1)what is the difference between the spirit of a person and his or her soul? 2)and how could the Egyptians, the Chinese, and even the Greeks in the case of Hercules, think that “you” went to various different afterlifes!? The Egyptians had about 5 somethings that went to different places and the Chinese had one that went down and another that hovered around and another went to Chinese heavenly bureaucracy to help run the universe. But which one was the real you? Or are there several views because of different theories at different times being piled onto each other? Like even we say you go to heaven, but some say you are asleep and then resurrected, and some visit graves as if the person can see you visiting his or her grave.

don, you have to know by now that this stuff belongs in Great Debates. Please open a thread there.

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