#1021… “The Tare of Physicality and the Soul” [SCI, RELIG, etc]


   First, what is a “tare“? Most who encounter this word, first see it in the Bible, where it appears in plural form. (In a parable the “wheat” is the good stuff, the “tares” are weeds¹.)


   But truckers and railroad men see a tare differently.


For more on that you need to use the DOOR.




   Here’s the 2nd on-line definition:

tare (2) | ter | noun

   An allowance made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of goods; or the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or load.

   Now an analogy: The tare of a human being is the number that measures the physical parts of the body. A body can be broken apart quickly and totally disappear by fire, or it can decompose more slowly by being eaten, or slowly decaying with the molecules that make it up changing form or making new molecules altogether with form of the original body disappearing altogether.

   Now consider these passages where Jesus is speaking:

 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;”

                   –Mt. 10:20

 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

   –John 14:3

.   What part of you then goes to be with God? And how then does it go and get there? “It”–the part of you, the soul, that chooses, hopes, loves, wonders, expects, along with fears and anxieties–isn’t anything perceived by our eyes  that can be measured, observed, or fairly evaluated in our familiar 4-dimensional world.

   Or the way that we get there.

   It’s implied that in the hereafter we will be individually recognized.

   But we will be composed of nothing of the tare that made up our original bodies.

   The real part of what was inside.

   We will enter a new world of more dimensions that we can presently understand. Such a place is described in the limited language of the book of Revelation² that was available to the apostle John who recorded what God revealed to him.


   ¹ The best definition of a weed is that it is “a plant (that one considers) out of place.”

   ² Especially in the last several chapters.



Author: John Knapp