American human

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The basic model of "American human", as described in video by Andrew Wommack (2016), a popular television evangelist, who believes, according to the logic of the Bible, that he has four parts: body, life, soul, and spirit.[1]

In models, American human (LH:#) refers to the so-called "standard model" of what the average American believes a human to be comprised of, generally: body, life, soul, and, if the person was good, an afterlife, which the soul survives in, according to 64% of polled Americans (2016).



In 2,500BC, in Egypt, thinkers originated the Egyptian human, according to which humans were comprised of the following main parts:

  1. Body (Khat), a clay-shape, made by Khnum, on his divine potters’ wheel
  2. Life (Ankh), made "alive" when Hathor put her ankh, symbol: , to the mouth of Khnum's clay figurines, giving them the breath of life
  3. Heart (Jb), the Ba, bird-like soul, resided in the heart
  4. Soul (Ba)
  5. Spirit (Ka)
  6. Shadow (Sheut)
  7. Secret name (Ren)
  8. Ghost (Aka)

In 1700AD, following four-thousand-years cultural transmission, wherein religious redaction and reduction actuated, as ideas and people migrated from Greece to Rome to Europe, particularly: Germany, France, and England, and eventually to the melting pot of America, this eight part model was truncated into a modified four part model:

  1. Body (assumed to be alive)
  2. Soul (thought to reside in the mind, brain, will, or consciousness)
  3. Spirit (thought to reside in the heart or in or around the body, in some way)

This model, to note, is the American model according Andrew Wommack (2016)[1], pictured adjacent, a popular radio, television, and YouTuber Christian evangelist.[2]

The average American generally has two-part model of a human; wherein soul and spirit are blurred together, specifics varying per person:

  1. Body (assumed to be alive)
  2. Soul / Spirit (thought to reside in the mind, brain, will, or consciousness; or in the heart or around the body, in some way)

A 2016 poll, e.g., found that 64 percent of Americans believe in “soul” and that it is a thing that survives after “death”.[3]


In 2019, Pew Research polls showed that 10 percent of American adults did not believe in god, a higher power, or a spiritual force of any kind.[4] In this group, however, only 4% will identify as "atheists" and 5% as "agnostics".[4] In this 4% group, of Americans who auto-identify as atheists, we can crudely the presumed beliefs as follows:

  1. Body (assumed to be alive)
  2. Nihilism (nothing exists) / Energy (energy exists) or Force (force exists) / New age-ism (something exists)

Here, we might add a third category, for those atheists, e.g. Dawkins-minded people, who are gene-centric, believing that while god does not exist, DNA or genes do exist, that genes are "selfish", and that this is the key component of the body that continues?

Abioist atheistic

In 2010s, American thinkers, such as Alfred Rogers, Jonathan Dowling, and Libb Thims, building on the French enlightenment, began to advance the view humans were types of atomic animations or geometries that possessed neither soul, nor spirit, nor "life" (see: abioism); hence:

  1. Body (assumed to be a type of powered animation)
  2. Name / Continuity thing (e.g. Maxwell's 1878 "equation of continuity" conjecture, derived from force or energy)

This latter classification or category, of note, is only found in the so-called cutting edge of the matter and motion philosophers, aka "matter, motion, and reaction" philosophers. There are only about ten known abioists, and category number two, hardly is a solidified concept, to say the least?

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See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wommack, Andrew. (2016). “Spirit, Soul, and Body: Animation, Part 1” (YT), Andrew Womack, Mar 29.
  2. Andrew Wommack – Wikipedia.
  3. Anon. (2016). “Poll: Do you believe in survival of the soul after death?”,
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lipka, Michael. (2019). “10 Facts About Atheists”, Pew Research Center, Dec 6.
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