I believe that the mind and the body is separate. It is the theory called dualism.
What do you mean please elaborate.
What I am trying to say is that both the mind and body are a substance meaning it can exist without anything else. but god.
So you trying to say that if god willed it we could exist with just our body or just our mind independently?
Exactly that is what separates us from animals they only have a body just a machine but we have a mind, a soul we can feel and they can't not.
That does make sense. When God created us he made us most important above all other things.
The mind or soul is bound to the body and body's destruction is what causes us to die but if we were to exist as only the mind and not the body we would reach-
That's cool and all but what is there to gain from having he mind and the body separate
Precisely and if we figured that out all non-religious people would be forced to believe in the afterlife.
Oh never mind
Also proving the the mind or soul and the body could exist without the other will help prove a Final cause with is that everything behaves for an ultimate end goal. And why thigs are the way there are. Their bodies are made for the goal and...