Mind and body- Dualism, a Christian view.

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Mind- Body Debate:

  1. I believe in Dualism.  The persona of an individual is made up of body, mind and soul. The body is the basic part of the persona on which is structured the mind and the soul.

In the creation narrative from the bible (Genesis 1: 26-30 NIV)   “God said, Let us make mankind in our image.” Then he blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”  Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, they earned the wrath of God and his curse “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19 NIV. From this we learn that the human body eventually has to disintegrate to the elements of the earth.

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The mind is the faculty which God endowed to humans that enables him or her to conduct in consonance with God’s blessings, refer to above. It is only when a person applies his mind/thinks,that he or she goes about his or her daily mundane activities, starting from the morning, till the night when one go to bed. It is the mind that controls the physical movements of the body.  As a person grows, from infancy, it is the mind that absorbs the day to day experiences encountered. Further, the brain processes these experiences into positive and negative inputs and stores ...

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