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Old Sep 29, '08, 1:44 pm
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At conception.
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Agreed. At conception.

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Ditto. This is the teaching of the Catholic Church and is backed up by the bible:

"Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me" (Ps. 51:5, NRSV). This indicates that the unborn child possesses a sinful, fallen nature at the time of conception (though it does not manifest in actual, personal sins until later; cf. Romans 9:11). Since sin is a spiritual phenomenon, the presence of a sinful nature indicates a spiritual nature and thus a soul, making the child a complete human being from conception.
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There was some theological debate on this in the past. Not having present day knowledge of biology, some speculated it was at 'quickening' when the mother first felt the baby move. However, abortion wasn't permitted even prior to that. So it was obvious to them that a human life had begun even before quickening.
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The soul does not enter the body.
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The soul does not enter the body.
Then how do you explain it's life? A body without a soul is a corpse; DEAD.
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The soul does not enter the body.
Right, they are created together at conception.
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Thanks for all your responses. Here is another one:

James 2:26

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
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Right, they are created together at conception.
But that still doesn't mean it didn't enter the body. When the sperm & the egg come together the soul enters at that moment.
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Then where did it come from, and where does it reside in the body?
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Then where did it come from, and where does it reside in the body?
The doctrine of the faith affirms that the spiritual and immortal soul is created immediately by God. Catechism 382
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Yes, and to say it enters the body is to imply it has a prior existence separate in space from the body. The catechism doesn't teach that, does it?
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No it does not. The spirit of man is created by God immediately at the moment of conception.
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The doctrine of the faith affirms that the spiritual and immortal soul is created immediately by God. Catechism 382
The same section of the catechism quotes Gaudium et Spes: "Man, though made of body and soul, is a unity."

If the soul entered the body at some point in time, there would have to exist a disunity beforehand.
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