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My Thesis On Aristotles 10 Aspects of Reality and Examination of The Soul
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Aristotle believed there are ten categories of being . He believed that the ten categories of being/reality are“substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, posture, state, action, and passivity. ” I believe that it is arrogant to believe in only 10 categories of reality. I believe that the number of categories of reality are perhaps infinite and if not infinite, billions/trillions of categories. Reality is so vast and powerful how can we just lump it into ten categories with our finite human minds. To measure God’s reality in only ten categories is almost to doubt God’s omniscience. God is the "omnicientist” if we were to put a term on him and it is impossible for our finite minds to fully measure and calculate his reality that he created and let us to be a part of. Perhaps when we die and go to heaven we will spend time studying the infinite aspects and categories of his reality that we are a part of and gain heavenly wisdom. Where as sadly people who go to hell will have no way to study the infinite aspects of God’s reality.
One aspect of reality that Aristotle left out could be the aspect of soul. We really don’t know if soul is substance, place, time, action, quantity, posture, quality, etc. Soul could be all of Aristotle’s 10 aspects of reality at the same time and it could also be none of Aristotle’s aspects of reality. One thing we do know as a basic belief is that the soul does exist in the universe. It is in the bible that our souls exist and if our souls exist, then that means they are an aspect of reality, outside of the 10 aspects of reality that Aristotle mentioned. Perhaps matter is built by God as an extension of our souls? This is something we’ll never know until we get to heaven. It is when we get to heaven that we will understand reality as we perceived it to be on earth.
Also what is soul? Is it in our spirit? Is it a part of our heart? Is it that feeling and property/sense you get from someone when they are singing a song and you feel “soul” from them and their voice? If we can’t even understand fully and acknowledge the aspect of soul in reality, how can we and people such as Aristotle claim to know “all 10 aspects of reality?”
There are two possibilities for how reality will be in heaven: It will either be a completely new reality entirely in all of it’s form, or it will be a complete heightened continuation of the laws and aspects of the reality we now experience here on earth. It’s hard for someone to know this for sure either as we won’t know this until we die. One thing we do know for sure though is that as Christians we will never die and life is guaranteed to be eternal for us! I believe there will be some essence of the reality we live on earth such as our glorified bodies. Theologians believe our glorified bodies will still be physical as we experience them now (As when Jesus was resurrected the nail marks were still in his hands and feet) except our glorified bodies will have supernatural power as that of a supernatural spirit. Theologians believe we will be able to fly and appear different places ascending and descending from the new earth to heaven as we wish.
In summary God’s omnipotent creation of reality is sovereign to him and I believe it is arrogant for us to assume, that we can calculate the whole of his reality that he lets us be a part of into only 10 categories. It is completely ok and encouraged for us to try and figure out God’s reality, as long as we don’t assume we’ve figured out the entirety of it.
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