Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I've got soul, but not A soul

I'm just about to post this comment to the article How Politics Lost Its Soul: Liberalism and Its Discontents

The author acknowledges and then completely glosses over the major problem with this article: there really is no such thing as a soul. It's an imaginary concept to describe sensations which are all in the brain, influenced by and interacting with other parts of the body, especially the endocrine system. The soul is about as credible as a ghost story in a Scooby Doo cartoon, and giving such deep consideration to this concept is no basis for government. Political entities which have claimed to be motivated by the well-being of the soul include the Islamic Republic of Iran and former US President George W Bush. I would like to see a pro-soul party promise that, if elected, they would provide evidence of the existence of the soul (the evidence being along the lines of James Randi's million dollar paranormal challenge, and not just an appeal to philosophical theory). It could then be added to the list of political promises that includes "no cuts the the ABC", and "no carbon tax under a government I lead". Read my lips.

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