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If you are brain dead and only kept alive by artificial means, does your soul leave your body at the point of brain death, or when they turn off the machinary and your body dies?

Blairwitch 2008/10/24 02:37:17
It happens when your brain dies.
It happens when your heart stops beating.
It doesn't happen at all.
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  • Francoise 2010/02/13 19:04:44
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    Francoise
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    I'm puzzled with the case of Jose Pequeno, the soldier who lost half of his brain in an explosion at Iraq war. He is now in a similar condition of a 6 months-old baby, he can't talk, understand, or show normal facial expressions. He's unlikely self-conscious, or at best in a state of very fuzzy consciousness. The question is whether his soul (spirit) is still with him, completely left away like dead, or in-between.

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  • Francoise 2010/02/13 19:04:44
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    Francoise
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    I'm puzzled with the case of Jose Pequeno, the soldier who lost half of his brain in an explosion at Iraq war. He is now in a similar condition of a 6 months-old baby, he can't talk, understand, or show normal facial expressions. He's unlikely self-conscious, or at best in a state of very fuzzy consciousness. The question is whether his soul (spirit) is still with him, completely left away like dead, or in-between.
  • Roxie 2009/04/26 22:28:45
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    Roxie
    It happens when you stop being a person.
  • jjambocolglazier 2009/04/26 22:02:07
    It happens when your heart stops beating.
    jjambocolglazier
    YOUR DEAD!!!!!!!!
  • beav818 2008/12/22 19:48:54
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    beav818
    If we really have a soul, thats a horrible thought. We would be jailed in an ineffiecient prison. I personally would not like to be stuck with no means of escape.
  • Dodge Meister 2008/12/09 14:18:50
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    Dodge Meister
    I believe it happens when your body is completely dead, that is when the spirit leaves, whether it be straight away or a little while after.
  • Different ♥ 2008/11/23 04:20:33
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    Different  ♥
    I believe that it happens when both the body and brain cannot no longer be sustained.
  • princess 2008/11/01 23:57:04
    It happens when your heart stops beating.
    princess
    +1
    When the body actually dies.....
  • Poet003 princess 2008/11/02 09:37:25
    Poet003
    I saw my gma die and a mist left her eyes rising above her eyes like the thing
    attached to the silver cord at what I think was brain death not heartbeat death
  • Poet003 Poet003 2008/11/02 09:38:04
    Poet003
    sorry for th inarticulateness my cat is after my mouse.
  • Poet003 Poet003 2008/11/02 09:39:06
    Poet003
    Paganism and the bible both mention bodies with silver cords that have a
    umbilical cord to the soul.
  • Poet003 Poet003 2008/11/02 09:39:58
    Poet003
    Why do some peoples point out then............................
  • Arel 2008/11/01 18:43:54
    It happens when your heart stops beating.
    Arel
    +2
    when you are clinically dead absolutely no life; you still have life when you are kept on life support.
  • Blairwitch Arel 2008/11/02 08:48:11
    Blairwitch
    But , if your brain is dead and it cant tell your heart to beat, arent you really dead and maybe the machine is the only thing that has any real "energy"? I mean, a heart can be restarted after several hours (if harvested for a transplant for example) so if it still has life, is the donor still alive? Where is his soul? When did it leave his body?
  • Poet003 Blairwitch 2008/11/02 09:42:37
    Poet003
    I agree with you.Thankyou for your music selection.IT MADE ME FEEL SO MUCH
    BETTER.SORRY TO YELL CAT AFTER MOUSE.
  • Arel Blairwitch 2008/11/02 12:20:43
    Arel
    If your brain is dead and your heart isn't beating you are dead. Life support really only keeps you breathing. I don't know of anything that keeps your heart beating. If you come in to the hospital and your heart isn't beating and they don't get it started you are dead and if they are going to use organs they better get them quickly because there is no blood pumping through your body and they will not be harvestable for too long. So I guess technically the body is kept alive and I think the soul is there until the heartbeat is gone.
  • Stormcrew 2008/11/01 18:38:56 (edited)
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    Stormcrew
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    not exactly sure.........God takes your soul when he wants to.....I have heard in some cases some people actually leave their bodies before a terrible death. Wouldn't that be a great blessing from the big guy upstairs?
  • Hairles... Stormcrew 2008/11/01 19:36:28 (edited)
    HairlessKat the Gnostic
    +1
    isnt that in the bible somewhere.. thou shalt not taste death? Actually its my belief you never 'feel' death.. Iv died twice and wasnt scared either time.. that kind of led me to the conclusion that if your scared your probably not dying at all because the body is fighting to keep the soul gravitated to the form. And.. scientifically according to doctors when seriouse injury occurs you rarely feel it for a perioud of time after it happens anyways becasue the nervouse system relays the information so fast it almost cant be explained to the brain .. and the brain as a defense mechanism instantly coats the nerve receptors both to and from the areas with a heavy gel like substance that keeps any and all synapses from passing back and forth... which usually lasts atleast 30 minutes after the injury occurs..... at which point shock may kill you.
  • Ace~Mr.Giantess~ 2008/10/24 03:16:44
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    Ace~Mr.Giantess~
    You mean your spirit? Because your soul is just your mind.
  • Blairwitch Ace~Mr.... 2008/10/24 03:26:39
    Blairwitch
    +1
    Ok, your spirit
  • Ace~Mr.... Blairwitch 2008/10/24 03:29:45
    Ace~Mr.Giantess~
    When your body dies.
  • Stormcrew Ace~Mr.... 2008/11/01 18:39:46
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    +4
    I must disagree with ace....I believe the soul and spirit are the same thing.
  • riverbeauty™ 2008/10/24 03:13:56
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    riverbeauty™
    I don't know...
  • Sammy the Hatchet 2008/10/24 03:09:39
    It happens when your heart stops beating.
    Sammy the Hatchet
    +1
    when the power goes off
  • HairlessKat the Gnostic 2008/10/24 02:39:40
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    HairlessKat the Gnostic
    +1
    just like life entering the body,, its not an event but a process.... I believe in an instance like your talking about that you drift back and forth between worlds.. or atleast thats how Iv read it explained by those who have been comatose and pronounced brain dead , only to wake up.
  • Stormcrew Hairles... 2008/11/01 18:41:09 (edited)
    Stormcrew
    +2
    sounds like me at work......or when my wife is yapping at me...
  • Hairles... Stormcrew 2008/11/01 19:33:08
    HairlessKat the Gnostic
    Lol!

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