There are certain "junk" words that litter our brain, pollute our vocabulary, and play fast and loose with our reasoning.
One of those junk words is SPIRIT.
The words means nothing, but extrapolations of its metaphorical pretense are everywhere!
We have five sense connected with our body link to brain.
Hearing, vision, taste, touch, sense of smell.
WITH THOSE FIVE we are in touch with THINGS AS THEY EXIST.
Reality is what it IS.
Through technology, science has been able to AMPLIFY our senses with microscopes, telescopes, x-rays, MRI's, space probes, atom smashers, etc.
But--I assure you--none of this has produced EVIDENCE of "spirit."
The last thing that happens when you die is this. You EXHALE.
This is respiration. Peek into that word and find 'spir'.
That is breath.
From that all the nonsense begins!
God "breathed" into his nostrils the "breath" of life . . .
The 'spir'it of God moved over blah blah blah . . .
SPIRIT is a poetic, non-scientific metaphor for breath, breathing, invisible air (you can feel it, but not see it. Ohhhh, spoooky.)
Early man did not understand how it was possible to FEEL the wind and yet not SEE the wind.
Early man did not understand how it was possible to FEEL his breath and yet not SEE his breath.
The human imgination, in all of its ignorance, concoted a faulty hypothesis which science had disproved time and time again.
Early man concoted an idea:
THAT INVISIBLE BUT PALPABLE THING WHICH COMES OUT OF US WHEN WE DIE IS A SPIRIT.
From that it is easy to go hog wild inventing spirits, demons, Jinn, ghosts, etc. etc.