Do bacteria have souls? That’s the question that has been perplexing me all week! One of the reasons I wasn’t feeling too good recently is down to bacteria in my body, or that is what I’ve been told. Apparently, there are good and bad bacteria, as well as smelly and non-smelly. Who knew all of this, and how did they find out?
Is the smelly stuff bad or vice versa, or is it a bit of both? So many questions about something that most of us will never see. Which got me thinking if bacteria is a living organism, does each one have a soul? Another piece of information about these things that confused me is that we need the good sort as much as we need the bad, or did I misunderstand that?
What I do understand is that without these things, we can’t live. They probably can’t live without us either, gnawing away at our insides or chomping 24/7 on our skin. Even when we meet our end, these things carry on, chomping and gnawing happily away. They’re pretty strong things too, with scientists having sent a batch to outer space and stored them outside the amazing space station for something like 3 months. They brought them back to earth, and yes, they were still happily alive.
So maybe they don’t have souls, maybe they can live forever. I’m hoping though, that if there is such a thing as reincarnation I don’t come back as one. They seem happy enough, and never seem to complain whether or not they’re busy sifting our daily waste or cleaning great blobs of skin. I just don’t understand it all, which brings me back to my original question, do bacteria have souls?