Old Soul, New Soul, Whose Soul, You's Soul!

This one has a little star. This one has a little CAR!
Say, what a lot of souls there are.

Can you tell the kind of literature I've been reading lately?

Somebody was recently talking to me about something super weird and interesting, a thought I have literally never had before: the age of our souls. So, yeah. That's pretty deep doctrine (aka probably false doctrine). We didn't talk much about it, but it was excellent food for thought, so it's going on this blog.

The gist of the idea is: we know how old our bodies are, but who's to say that our souls were born in the same order? As in, maybe my children have older souls than mine, even though they are physically younger than me.

I've been thinking a little about what this means, and whether I am an "old soul" or a "new soul." Obviously, it doesn't matter that much. But it's fun to think about.

Which leads to the next question: why oh why didn't I pick to write my nanowrimo novel about this?????? Then I'd have a lot more time to think and philosophize about it. There's always next November.

1 comment:

  1. This is such an intriguing question that I must comment. In my opinion the answer to the question lies in the definition of the soul. In the Old Testament the soul is the spirit. In our time and religion the soul has been defined as the body and the spirit connected. By latter-day definition the soul is only as old as our mortal physical being. The body is that same age, but the spirit that inhabits is, in the Mormon view and only in that view, lived before our body was created. Other religions believe that the spirit only comes into existence with the creation of the body. Some believe that means at conception and others think it means when a person draws their first breath. It is only in the context of the Mormon perspective can the question of the age of the spirit verses the body can be entertained. When it comes to the soul, we are not much different from any other tradition.


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