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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The candle's flame.
    Yes, but who or what lighted it?

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    Re: What is a soul

    Ben E King got close to the definition......

    YouTube - BEN E KING what is soul
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    Re: What is a soul

    The ancient greeks would study a dead human body (that died of 'natural causes') and did not see anything different from the connections in the dead body (all bones, veins, organs) and a living body - everything was in tact. No bumps or bruises or parts missing. So what was the difference between the dead an living? That's what they call the soul. What happened to the soul, that which makes the dead body live, after death was up to debate. But the existence of the soul was simply obvious. Simply because it exists doesn't necessarily mean that it exists beyond your body.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I don't believe in ensoulment.
    I believe that many of us, on an emotional and cognitive level, know right from wrong.
    In many of us, the knowledge is deeply ingrained; in place long before we can even communicate verbally.

    If you want to call this a "soul", you can call it a soul, I suppose.
    I personally don't call it a soul, and I don't think it will survive beyond our corporeal deaths.
    Yes, but none of this can happen without a functional memory of how things are. That's why it's the center of our being, and often called a soul.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    A soul is an energy based lifeform that uses living tissue as a host.
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    It's an energy, all right, but not a self sustaining one. It has to be stoked by inside and outside forces, events or situations that stimulate our reactions and memories.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Yes, but who or what lighted it?

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    A chemical interaction that began when two cells combined in utero and ends at death.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    soul is mind, will and emotion
    you are a spirit
    you live in a body
    you have a soul
    You forgot to add memory, the most necessary element of all. Without it, none of the things you said would exist.

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    Re: What is a soul

    A soul is immortal and survives past the death of an individual host. It has a memory of all the sins and virtues ever acted upon. It is undetectable as it doesn't reside on our plane of existence (matter and force). It resides above the plane of thought.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    A soul is immortal and survives past the death of an individual host. It has a memory of all the sins and virtues ever acted upon. It is undetectable as it doesn't reside on our plane of existence (matter and force). It resides above the plane of thought.
    Interesting...it coincides with the fact that more and more Scientists, Physicists etc now truly believe that there are other planes of existence....a type of parallel Universe right among us....If I remember correctly now the majority of the most brilliant theorists on the Universe believe this.

    Could this other plane of existence or parallel Universe be our "Heaven" if our soul passes specifications?
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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Interesting...it coincides with the fact that more and more Scientists, Physicists etc now truly believe that there are other planes of existence....a type of parallel Universe right among us....If I remember correctly now the majority of the most brilliant theorists on the Universe believe this.

    Could this other plane of existence or parallel Universe be our "Heaven" if our soul passes specifications?
    Interesting, the first I have heard of parallel Universes that were not Multi-verse type Universes. Do you have references to any papers or articles on this?

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