Box (kittybacklash) wrote in little_details,

Humans with souls?

My story is a fantasy set in a roughly modern day world, which for the sake of argument, is exactly like ours except for the ways in which it's different (you know what I mean).

I have a group of people responsible for "the dispatch of souls from this world"
There's a section where I talk about how well established and respectable they are, and how revered they are in the world they inhabit. Somebody will say something along the lines of "Going strong since [Date], impressive!" Or, "[blank number] years, eh? Wonderful."

The thing is, I'm wanting them to deal with "human" souls, but I'm really not sure when that would have come about. I mean obviously I could research Homo Sapiens and use the date from which they existed, but I was wondering how anybody else would define "humans with souls" I mean, in terms of evoltuion just how less developed were our closest ancestors? Does anybody have any idea from when I could count "human souls" as having existed.

I know I could just make it up, it being a fantasy world and it would be easier if they'd been conveniently put into place by some higher power, but I'd feel better if my scenario was closer to our world.

Googling tends to just get me religious arguments (which is hardly surprising, as the soul is a religious concept). In my world I'm thinking God won't exist as anything more than a great deal of energy, so they don't help me very much

Any opinions or theories are very welcome. I'm a bit stuck.
Tags: ~religion & mythology (misc), ~woo-woo

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