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    What is a soul

    A conditioned belief?

    A religious belief?

    A mysterious something inside you that lives after you die?

    Your memory?

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    Re: What is a soul

    The candle's flame.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Don't know but this puts a shine on it.

    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: What is a soul

    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.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    A conditioned belief?

    A religious belief?

    A mysterious something inside you that lives after you die?

    Your memory?

    ricksfolly
    A soul is an energy based lifeform that uses living tissue as a host.

    A soul coordinates living tissue to work together in a complex system, evolve and continue to reincarnate through its ecosystem of consumption and being consumed.
    Last edited by creativedreams; 08-15-10 at 05:13 PM.

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    Re: What is a soul

    soul is mind, will and emotion
    you are a spirit
    you live in a body
    you have a soul

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    Re: What is a soul

    It's the bottom of my shoes.. Oh wait...


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    Re: What is a soul

    It's a made up idea.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Aristotle wrote something to the effect that a 'soul' is function of an object in action. So, the 'soul' of a knife would be 'cutting'. Since humans are a 'rational animal' in Aristotelianism, I suppose 'soul' would be described as something to the effect of reasoning. When objects are inert, depending on the degree of their inertness, they have little to no soul.

    Adopted into a more existential viewpoint, this might mean 'soul' is performance of the actions which possess meaning to you.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 08-16-10 at 01:05 PM.
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    Re: What is a soul

    I think it's something we've made up to make us feel better about death.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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