Originally Posted by mattsmith48
How is this not a religious concept?
How is this possibly
a religious concept? The immortality of the soul is a concept based on the substance and relationship between the body and the intellect. The approach to that relationship is irrespective of the existence of God, and is purely philosophical.
In Judaism that would be the Oral Law
as expressed in the Talmud, in Catholicism it is the Magisterium
, and in all the Abrahamic religions, a robust Platonic or Aristotelian philosophy.