Okay so I believe the majority of us can agree we are currently alive and possess the unique property of life. When someone passes away their life-force leaves their physical body, and the body decomposes and is recycled. There is a disagreement between cultures with what happens to your life-force/soul. Atheists believe nothing happens you simple cease to exist. Agnostics believe there is no possible way to really say what happens aside from decomposition, so they have no opinion. Hindus, Buddhists, and various native peoples believe their energy is redistributed throughout the universe and depending on the way you lived your life, your are reincarnated. Christians believe your life-force/soul goes back to be with God if you have repented for your sins, and have received salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Muslims believe when you die you return to be with Allah/God in heaven if you have lived a devout Muslim lifestyle. And many people don't exactly know what to believe. But this article is not specifically dealing with death, but more so what happens before you are born.
Some religions believe you are a spirit/etheric energy that resides inside a physical vehicle called a body. This happens to be my personal belief due to out-of-body experiences I have had, but now I will offer an interesting concept of how exactly our spirits/souls are born into this physical world.
So lets assume we all believe we are spiritual energies that live inside a physical body, if you don't believe this than this article won't make much sense any way. Before we are in this physical dimension we exist in a spiritual dimension may cultures have referred to as heaven, the spirit world, and etc. So upon conception a portal is created inside of the womb of a woman that allows the spirit to enter the physical vessel of the fetus. If we are thinking scientifically this point would be sometime after the semen fertilizes the egg. A day or two later a zygote is formed and the two haploid reproductive cells have came together to become one. There is no real way to define when this creation is a human, and there is no real way to tell when the soul has entered the entity, but I will offer a fact that is irrefutable:
Since scientists define a cell as "the basic unit of life." Then both the sperm cell and the egg cell are two individual living things. So when they come together and become one they have been alive the entire time, and have simply evolved into a higher state of being. So there is never a single point in time when a fetus is not a living thing. Again, like I mentioned in my article Aliens Exist. We Proved it by Landing on the Moon, our problem lies in our rigidity of definitions.
Is it a human? Is it a fetus? Is it a zygote? All of these questions are really irrelevant, because they are just terms we have created in order to describe something in the physical world. They just describe our understanding and mental construct, the truth is they are all just different stages of the same thing. The separation is an illusion created by our own minds. Sure, it serves its purpose to define and label things, but the reality is we are all made of the same components just at a different level of evolution. Our bodies are organic, a banana is organic, a monkey is organic, but this does not mean they are the same thing. They are made of the same components but they are compiled together to create a different creation.
This is because of dimension. If we were to zoom in and leave our current point of reference. All we would be able to observe is billions of different cells that function individually, but they also work together to create what ever organ. Zoom in even further and you have organelles inside the cells that function as the organs of cells. If we were to zoom in even deeper it would just be molecules which are made of the various elements of the periodic table. This is leaving the dimension of biology and entering the dimension of chemistry. Now if you split the elements apart and examine them we enter the realms of atomic physics. Even deeper still we can enter the subatomic dimension where nothing can be explained in the normal sense. But we aren't done zooming. This is just where we are today some 264 years after the invention of Science. I personally believe you can zoom in for eternity. I believe in the idea of a negative infinity and a positive infinity, meaning you can zoom in for eternity and you can zoom out for eternity.
Now that we have zoomed in we see at a certain point we come to a position where literally everything is made of a common substance. That common substance is simply called energy. We don't really know what energy is, but we know it exists and has always existed, for ever. This is what I perceive as God. The infiniteness of the Universe is overwelming, but we are a part of the Universe, therefore a part of God.
So back to the semen and the egg cells. They both are living things, and they consist of living organelles that make decisions function to keep the cells alive, in turn keeping our organs alive, in turn us alive. But where and when does consciousness develop? Are the cells in our bodies conscious things that work together to compile to create our life? Its interesting to say that consciousness has to develop, but I have seen some full grown adults that were barely conscious. There are different degrees of consciousness, and just because you are alive does not mean you are conscious.
But my postulation is that the soul must enter the physical body in order for consciousness to exist, and the soul must leave the body in order for someone to die. This is the basis for my theory, upon sexual intercourse and conception that triggers the creation of a portal at the subatomic level that allows the soul to manifest itself into the physical dimension. There is no other way for this to happen, and this is why many cultures have practiced ritual sex, and regarded sex as a sacred act reserved only for reproduction. It is a sacred act, that is necessary for the continuation of our species.
Like I said, this article is definitely out there, but it is an interesting concept. It is exciting to think about and will really throw your mind for a trip.
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