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Is the spirit, part of God or a product of creation?

Are people born with a spirit or have to evolve it

By Peter RosePublished 4 months ago 4 min read

Is the spirit, part of God or a product of creation?

Is spirit from God? Nearly all religions seem to assume so but is it a part of creation rather than part of the creator?

Did God- by definition the creator of creation- create the universe and then animate it with part of himself (or itself) and we call this part our spirit? Or did our spirit, our ethereal part, evolve naturally from the existence of the bodies? A sort of secondary development of the brain and imagination, an extension of the brain’s capacity for invention and creativity? Is our spirit in fact a part of the physical body and exists only in this body, each wholistic person a physical body and a spirit that it developed? This would imply that when the body dies the spirit dies with it and has no external existence at all. This is a possible explanation of why human evolution developed as evidence suggests, with some early “human” species dying out while our own species did not. Was this because our genetic make-up allowed for the production of spirit?

But what if God the creator planned things so that this evolution takes place. That the purpose of physical life is to generate a spirit that is ethereal and can go on existing after the physical body dies? The longer we live, the greater the development and ability, of the spirit and so when it becomes independent, upon death of the physical body, it is of more use to the furtherment of creation. This reasoning suggests that there is no fusion of an existing spirit with a newborn baby, no ethereal input into the wholistic total person, but the spirit is grown and developed by the physical person. The physical person includes the body, the mind, and the emotional aspects of that mind. So, the spirit that is developed will reflect the “personality” of the physical part. Apply a human judgmental layer of reasoning to this concept, and it is obvious that there are bad spirits developed as well as good, and most will be neutral, neither good nor bad. Defining what is good and thus bad, in a spirit, needs thinking about. The definition that a good spirit does no harm may be simple, but if the development of a spirit is a deliberate part of evolution and this has a purpose of furthering creation, then doing no harm may not be active enough. What is active enough? May be raising children that develop useful spirits is enough, may be showing kindness and compassion to others so they develop their spirits, is enough.

Does the spirit even exist at all? many people honestly believe that the ethereal is imaginary, does not exist in reality. To these people the concept of ghosts is crazy and the existence of “god” in any form is denied. If his line of thought is followed, then creativity is simply a product of the intellect, and intuition is just a part of imagination, and this is simply a brain activity. Obviously, in such thinking, all “religious” teaching is unacceptable. Given the earthly behaviour of far too many religions it is easy to see why they think this. Look again at the original teachings, of the founders of any religion, and separate the earthly behaviour of the earthy governors of any religion, and the view may change.

The idea that the spirit develops from the physical being and so the spirit may reflect the psychology and personality of the person, may explain the very widespread believe in the existence of malevolent and evil spirits. Indeed, the concepts of heaven and hell maybe based on the spirits that are developed, those that are helpful to creation, go on to work on that development while those negative spirits, those unsuited to further creation; languish in some other sphere of ethereal existence. The concept of purgatory, some sort of celestial waiting room, may be based on the existence of “neutral” spirits mentioned earlier.

The population of humans on this planet is ever increasing, if the idea is that each person develops their own spirit then there is no need for there to be an ever-increasing number of spirits willing to fuse with a human body. It could also explain how those “special” teachers came into prominence. Each in their own period of human history developed a strong spirit and had clear intellectual understanding of how human behaviour should progress. The strength of this spirit allied to conscious understanding of human need to develop “good” spirits, led them to try and teach, to lead people down a good path. The fact that so many paths got later damaged, rerouted by earthly greed and lust for power, does not alter the original teaching.

All of this is based on conjecture, that is the conclusions are formed from incomplete evidence, but there is so little scientific, evidence based, repeatable data, available for any conclusions about spiritual matters. We have to apply our brain, our intellect, our intuition, and personal experience to reach any sort of conclusion.


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Peter Rose

Collections of "my" vocal essays with additions, are available as printed books ASIN 197680615 and 1980878536 also some fictional works and some e books available at Amazon;-



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