Saturday, August 13, 2005

The waiting room of the soul

In a listserv discussion about the precise moment when life begins:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church, wrote that the soul does not enter until 40 days after conception.
You'd better save some of those cigars gents!


At 8/14/2005 08:02:00 AM, Blogger Mixter said...

Wow. I wonder how he determined that?


At 8/14/2005 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

I know what you mean. Back then there weren't any televangelists with a direct line of communication to god.

A modern diagnosis might have attributed the reasoning to dimentia, or perhaps a mildly schizophrenic vision.


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