What do you think a SOUL is?

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    Nov 28, 2012 8:18 AM GMT
    Like what is a soul? Does it live on? How? Discuss.
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    How? It takes the

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    Nov 28, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
    I guess I don't really believe in "souls." But then, what do I know?
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    Nov 28, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    A soul is the human version of a chicken nugget. And nobody has ever been able to find the nugget on a chicken. :/
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    Nov 28, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    In my years in church - I do not have a source to quote here, but the soul is made up of your mind, your will, and your emotions.

    I do think that's a good definition of a soul - whether one is religious or not.

    Now, to the other questions, I really don't have a good answer.

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    Nov 28, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    The undying essence of who you are. ? icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    A mythical construct. No evidence that these exist.
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Read Infinite Mind by Valerie V. Hunt.
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    SHINANIGANS! THATS WHAT IT IS
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    A conscience, plus compassion and good will towards others. Those at least are the qualities I think of a good soul. Of course if you wanna be a technical dick head then carbon after you die.
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    Nov 28, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    bri_66 saidThe undying essence of who you are. ? icon_confused.gif


    Yeah something like that I think

    Its that part of you which makes you you. The conscience, The spark of life. Call it what you will. That part of you which makes you you and cant be defined by absolutes, only relatives, beyond religion and science perhaps?
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    Nov 28, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    bri_66 saidThe undying essence of who you are. ? icon_confused.gif


    I'll go with this.

    Oh and

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    Nov 28, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    There is and faint electrical current that keeps the heart beating, and some sort of "something" that keeps the synapses firing in the brain, making our body move. "Something" of our personality, memories, desires, joys, loves, disappointments, ideals, seem tied up in that weird little "thing" that makes us...US, our "soul," however you want to define it. The thing that makes humans behave is a semi-cohesive way. The thing that makes us fight and hate.

    When the heart stops, that electrical current can't be found. When the brain is dead, the synaptic chemical energy stop transferring.

    If we are made of some sort of natural energy that has existed before in many other forms constantly breaking down, re-forming, transferring energy, recycling...who is to say?

    The pre-frontal cortex...what a wacky little thing!

    Maybe I'm talking out my ass...idunno!
  • wellwell

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    Nov 28, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    It is the repository of all experience; according to, C.C. Zain
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    Nov 28, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Joni Mitchell said, "Love is touching souls. Surely, you touched mine."

    The soul is what gives us the ability to love. It is an action.

    How many souls can we touch in a lifetime? Maybe infinite.

    A wise man told me, "Every relationship I have will carry my soul that much further. That means my grandaughter's grandchildren will hear stories of me, and I live in. Why would I ever be afraid of death?"

  • Medjai

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    Nov 28, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    There is some new research claiming that they've found carbon nano structures in the brain that contain specific quantum fields. The fun thing about quantum fields is that the information they contain cannot be destroyed. Do, when you die, they're claiming that data, unique to each person, is released into the ether or something.

    It's cute and poetic, but the quantum soul theory is a touch... crazy. And not completely factual. Fun attempt though.
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    Nov 28, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidSomething gingers don't have.
    I LOL'ed hard
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    RadRTT said
    Trollileo saidSomething gingers don't have.
    I LOL'ed hard


    Have you ever noticed that, in Harry Potter, the dement ours never go after Ron? Now you know why.
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidSomething gingers don't have.
    Win. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    theantijock saidHow? It takes the

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    Lol I love it



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  • Tantor

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    Nov 29, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    Accepted definitions of what a Soul is
    1. The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
    2. A person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity.

    Wikipedia Suggests:
    The soul, in many mythological, religious, philosophical, and psychological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.

    Aristotle said:
    The soul or psyche is the first actuality of a naturally organized body, but argued against its having a separate existence from the physical body. In Aristotle's view, the primary activity of a living thing constitutes its soul; for example, the soul of an eye, if it were an independent organism, would be seeing (its purpose or final cause).

    In my opinion:
    A Soul is a recollection of several aspects of the human psyche, along with the records of its experiences engraved in its essence. In other words from the moment we are born our souls are ever changing to the details and experiences we undergo in this world... we all experience moments of bliss, sadness, rage, wickedness, divinity, madness, and love. I feel that these experiences mold our souls, and ultimately ourselves to resonate to others who we feel in-tuned with.

    I believe the Soul does live on after death, but it takes the form you ultimately exposed it to.

    Now I don't pretend to see my theory as an accepted reality, but it does give me peace of mind to understand that the Soul will ultimately be judged, and regardless of preconceived ideas of sexuality it still has the possibility of salvation rather than eternal damnation.

    Hence I try as hard as possible to live by these principles and stay on the path of the divine.

    1. If you return evil for good, it is devilish
    2. If you return good for good, it is human
    3. If you return good for evil, it is divine
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidFor the record, ginger beards are gloriously delicious things. The soulless have the best sex.
    You my friend, have obviously been tainted by the gingers...They might have stolen your soul as well...
  • LJay

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    Nov 29, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    A soul is what makes you stay for the rest of the bottle because your friend really needs help passing out.