So recently something has been troubling me.
All Christians believe there is a soul.And the soul is in a way seperate from the brain.
It is a seperate substance to be exact.
But the thing is,even though the soul is seperate from the brain,brain damage has been prooven to have the ability to change things.
Things from people’s personalities,their behaviour,political beliefs,daily patterns,their attitude and even their entire ‘‘person’’ so to say.
For example,many people say that when they were removing tumors or had certain medical procedures be performed on their brain,they left the procedure a completely different person then they were before.
Another example is Phineas Gage,who after a railroad accident where a metal pole went through his skull,had a completely changed personality and attitude.
His mental abilities and IQ were all unchanged,but his personality completely changed.
It has also been known that certain damage to brain tissue can also cause changes in a person’s moral judgement.
The thing that troubles me is this:
If the soul exists and is a seperate entity or substance from the material brain,then how come brain damage or simple neurological procedures can create either small or massive and complete changes in personality,certain moral intuitions and even political ideologies?