The First Cause or Cosmological argument is first recorded in the works of Aristotle and Plato, and was later refined by Thomas Aquinas. The First Cause argument states that the universe must have been created by something that existed before everything else, something that is eternal.
By using the same logic, I’ve developed a hypothesis that the First Cause argument is sufficient to show the existence of a human soul.
Using Aquinas’ definition of First Cause, let us label the First Cause (ie God or whatever one wants to call this power) A. The motive power, or actual process of creation is B. The end result, that is, the universe is C. So, A+B=C. Simple enough.
Applying this thinking and formula to humans, let’s consider human thought, impulse and ideas. Where do they come from? The secular scientist would say, “the brain, of course”.
But how can the brain spontaneously create an idea, without a First Cause? Consider the simple act of reaching for a cup of coffee. Where does a person’s brain get the idea to grab for the cup? If the thought randomly jumps into a person’s brain, we would expect humans to constantly be doing very ransom things–like jumping in front of moving vehicles for no reason at all.
My argument is that the impulse comes from what could be called a soul. It is the power behind the flesh.
So, in comparison with the above formula as it relates to humans, A= Soul, B= impulse, C=manifest thought in human brain.
At its foundation, this argument asks: “Where do thoughts come from?” They cannot be spontaneously generated in the brain, or this randomness would have led to the destruction of Mankind from the get go. In this case, thoughts need a First Cause, which is the soul, an entity beyond our complete understanding.