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blacktie64 Maine
11/01/14 6:51 pm

Your soul is your live force within you while you are alive. When you die it dies with you. Only Jesus himself keeps track of those souls lost/died in his name to be resurrected at the appropriate time. Jesus never loses track of his faithful flock.

christycee
11/01/14 4:49 pm

A soul is the ego's invention because it can't imagine not existing after death

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DrTaco753
10/30/14 3:11 pm

Tfw you see democrats have no souls

pcox104 Florida
10/30/14 2:35 am

When your soul aches, you'll know it exists...

KamanMoore
10/29/14 7:17 pm

They are simply immaterial.

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Obamaican
10/29/14 6:19 pm

for us it is...can't speak for the walkers though...they're just animals

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NSM22
10/29/14 5:57 am

I'm am saved, so I believe there is a soul!

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Ivyra Earth
10/28/14 7:19 pm

I like to think I am something more than just my body.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
10/28/14 7:01 pm

I believe in a form of a soul...

Odd angle for an atheist... Or so I used to think.

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elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
10/28/14 5:46 pm

I know with absolute certainty that a skinny legged woman ain't got one!

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LordAF
10/28/14 4:15 pm

I am Christian, so yes.
Does this mean that there is concrete evidence either way?
No, it is based on your personal beliefs and interpretation of the world.
But based off my interpretation God has been proven real for me, and so by extention, souls.

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WattageOfTao
10/28/14 2:48 pm

Seems like most people's thought of the soul in this thread is nothing more than their ego on a pedestal. Like one person said, let's define what a soul is first then work from there.

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gatsbyxxv
10/28/14 12:47 pm

They are real but not to the sense we are accustomed. You can't feel, hear, spell or touch your soul. But if you truly believe with your heart your soul will flourish. It is one of the wonders of life and eternity.

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WeTheSheeple
10/28/14 7:23 pm

So poetic.

eradicator JC
10/28/14 11:11 am

Yes, but they're likely not what you think they are.

indiewest cat person
10/28/14 7:41 am

The way I see it, a soul is, quite simply, you. I don't see a way that people can be so neurologically the same and act so differently. There has to be another explanation as to what makes you who you are. Souls exist.

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DEDZTBH SF
10/28/14 7:34 am

In fact soul is a combination of electric signal......

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/28/14 7:30 am

They'd better be real or soul food is a lie!

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kandyland
10/28/14 6:11 am

Souls make us feel good so people want to believe.

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CudOfCow Oregon
10/27/14 11:38 pm

I'd like to see the answers to the question "Do other animals have souls?" to see the differences in opinion. Human exclusive souls have to be the most ridiculous idea that i have ever heard of yet so many people think this could be a real thing.

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lmurder MDK
10/27/14 10:04 pm

Sold mine to the devil

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akrealist a log cabin in the woods
10/28/14 7:35 am

What did you get for it?

madeit Houston Area
10/27/14 9:42 pm

The soul is the animating principle of the body. Of course we have souls!

corino Utah
10/27/14 8:57 pm

Apparently Democrats really are soulless.

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Kendell Redlands, CA
10/27/14 10:31 pm

Ah, nothing says inclusive like the Republican Party.

Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
10/27/14 11:43 pm

Everyone is, technically.

cyanospool The Deep North
10/27/14 8:57 pm

I believe in souls. Whether they are of natural origin (the brain/nervous system) or "spiritual" non-natural origin, I have absolutely no idea. But nonetheless, that core humanness within virtually all humans is a thing, and I call it a soul.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
10/27/14 8:28 pm

sure. I love soul food

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
10/27/14 6:58 pm

I believe in science & I believe in the supernatural.
That's not a stretch.

If supernatural doesn't exist its a flat, dark, shallow, depressing world. I prefer to believe there's more here than we are capable of understanding.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:12 pm

Same here, but even if souls have a supernatural component, they are not exclusively supernatural.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
10/27/14 7:14 pm

I just don't believe you can prove or disprove the supernatural with a slide rule.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:28 pm

Obviously not. The supernatural is definitionally beyond the realm of natural measurement.

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/14 7:37 pm

Casper, I like that you said you "prefer"to believe because there's nothing wrong with that. Its comforting. I agree.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
10/27/14 7:42 pm

EB: its a wonderful, beautiful, inspiring, frightening, awesome world & beyond.
It's better this way.
How was the storm the other night? Any damage?

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/14 7:49 pm

Other than being without power for 24 hours, all was fine. Ty for asking ;)

mar45alex
10/27/14 6:23 pm

Souls are our Spirits and Body combined. We wouldn't be walking around without a soul.

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Congressman Louisiana
10/27/14 6:54 pm

Actually we wouldn't be walking around without a musculoskeletal system.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:12 pm

A human without a soul just lays there in an apparent coma.

Congressman Louisiana
10/28/14 4:48 am

Actually people with severe head trauma or brain damage lay around in comas.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/28/14 7:20 pm

They lie around in actual comas. What would you expect a human body without a mind, will, or emotions to do? Even lawyers have minds, even zombies have wills, and even liberals have emotions!

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:32 pm

They're a real idea... Man, these results are disturbing!!

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JHawk3205 MD
10/28/14 4:30 am

Yeah, even with a reasonable explanation of what souls are, being spiritual in nature, and man-made, immeasurable, abstract, etc, some people... Some dumb ass people...

roundsquare round square
10/27/14 3:30 pm

Souls are real and just because it hasn't been proven, doesn't make it not true.

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EveRose Certified Trans Gendercapitalist
10/27/14 4:07 pm

I believe that there is a teapot so small that no equipment can detect it. It revolves around the Earth halfway to the moon. Do you have any evidence that this teapot does not exist? If not, then I am justified in believing it does.

PPaTToNN
10/27/14 4:10 pm

JenLOG I can't tell if you are in agreement or trying to mock.

EveRose Certified Trans Gendercapitalist
10/27/14 4:11 pm

I don't joke about hypothetical teapots.

James11370
10/27/14 4:25 pm

^this guy. The burden of proof is on you JenLog to prove that a soul exists

EveRose Certified Trans Gendercapitalist
10/27/14 4:26 pm

I don't think souls exist. I made that very clear.

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 4:27 pm

Souls are real because roundsquare says so.

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:35 pm

Lol James: you must not understand the idea behind pointing out the burden of proof.. Burden of proof is a flaw in logic. You need proof that X is or disproof that X isn't...

ColdSteel
10/27/14 3:00 pm

Doopy ur a pussy I'm going to make more money than u when I'm an a adult I'm am going to be a pharmacist I'm going to open my own pharmacy one day and I'm make investments in buissnes I'm going to be a millionaire

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/27/14 3:38 pm

Impressive lol

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 5:03 pm

Okay, and that makes all of your poor understanding of the subject at hand right, and my comprehensive understanding wrong because why? Argumentum ad hominem?

ColdSteel
10/27/14 6:14 pm

Using big words doesn't make u smart

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:10 pm

No, but having big thoughts does, and usually the best way to communicate big thoughts with a character limit are a few big words.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
10/28/14 7:54 am

Not really a fair fight, though. Cold's brain at 13 (and apparently,his soul, grammar/usage knowledge, humility, grasp on wealth-building principles,) have not caught up with the growth of his ego. I think he should check back with Doopy in 20 years.

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:56 pm

Your not smarter than me soppy my iq is 150 but I'm only 13 and when I think of religion

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:56 pm

I think of religion when I hear soul

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:58 pm

Well, I am smarter than you. And more than twice as old and wise.

penguinlord Ohio
10/27/14 2:58 pm

If you're IQ is so high you'd think you would be able to tell the difference between your and you're.

ColdSteel
10/27/14 3:01 pm

I don't give a fuck a bout grammar I'm good at science and math

nathan14
10/27/14 4:13 pm

The trolls took this one young...

James11370
10/27/14 4:24 pm

Don't feed the troll

TheLastAmerican fairfax
10/27/14 2:43 pm

What properties does a soul have that a brain doesn't or what properties of me can't be explained by what we know about the rain?

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:44 pm

You don't have a soul u have a Brain

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:53 pm

What properties does SoH have that an iPhone or Android does not?

TheLastAmerican fairfax
10/27/14 2:57 pm

Is that supposed to be a series question? SOH is an app that is dowloaded to the phone. If this is supposed to be some kindergarten theology then how come your brain seems to be indistinguishable from the soul in that the rain determines

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:59 pm

It's serious. Souls are intangible. Brains are tangible.

TheLastAmerican fairfax
10/27/14 3:00 pm

Things like anger, lust, etc. these things are often called sin which must be brought by a soul right? They are components of the brain. Furthermore, what makes one soul good and another bad? Did god make them good or bad? Free will makes no sense

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 5:06 pm

They are "components of the brain"?

How much does an anger weigh? What happens if you have two of them?

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:38 pm

I think the intended word was mind, not brain. Regardless, souls are abstract. That being said, they're also immeasurable. No evidence of such an existence. You believe you have a mind because you can imagine, you 'hear' yourself think..

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:40 pm

You can't however actively address a 'soul', you can't imagine with your soul, you can't hear your soul, taste your soul, etc. it's a concept not based in any way on human anatomy or physiology.

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:42 pm

With the concept of a 'soul' having roots in religion, and it's lack of biological links, it stands to reason that it is purely spiritual in nature. If something is spiritual or religious in origin, it exists only as part of an ideology

JHawk3205 MD
10/27/14 5:42 pm

^ likely as part of indoctrination..

TheLastAmerican fairfax
10/27/14 6:04 pm

What if there are magic pixies in my head or an intergalactic counsel of Klingons? Oh, because there is no evidence for it! If we modify a part of our brain something in our personality or experience changes...

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:07 pm

You don't know what a soul is. Souls are mind, will, and emotion packages. When you reason or imagine with your mind, you reason or imagine with your soul.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:37 pm

Oh brother. Souls are minds, wills, and emotions. Do any of those things exist?

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ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:39 pm

That's what ur Brain is people that are religious think your soul is the so called part that Gos to heaven

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:42 pm

No, your brain is not a mind, your brain is not a will, your brain is not a set of emotions. Your brain is an organic computer that runs that "software". That "software" is a soul.

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:48 pm

Your mind is part of your brain

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:50 pm

Oh really? Which part? Is it frontal or basal? Left or right lobe? Cortical or deep brain?

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:52 pm

All of them

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:53 pm

I've never heard of the deep brain

Atheist A sheep amidst wolves
10/27/14 9:16 pm

I get deep brain on the regular

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/28/14 12:30 am

Atheist, by way of smells, fears, or temperature regulation?

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:26 pm

Delusion: An idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.

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ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:27 pm

#religion

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:28 pm

#soul #jesuslover #god #jesus

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:38 pm

Then subscribing to the nonexistence of souls is clearly a delusion.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:39 pm

Also, so is using hashtags in SoH.

PPaTToNN
10/27/14 3:11 pm

#science

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 4:41 pm

Wait, you're talking about delusions as an argument in *favor* of souls??

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 5:05 pm

No. I'm saying anyone who disbelieved in souls is under an obvious delusion.

Do you disbelieve in souls, Kermie?

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 5:13 pm

I'm asking the OP. They gave what seemed to be the perfect argument against believing in souls and then did a 180.

Of course I "disbelieve" in souls. What is there to believe?

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 5:21 pm

Well, you disprove yourself. A soul is a mind, will, and emotion package. If there is a "you" to disbelieve in a soul, that is a soul doing the disbelieving, and making itself wrong.

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 5:31 pm

I don't think your description is what most people mean when they talk about souls.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:05 pm

I think it necessarily is, but most don't realize it. When people imagine themselves in heaven, they imagine their minds, their will, their emotions, their essential selfhood, in heaven.

kermie gaytopia
10/27/14 7:18 pm

Sure--as part of an eternal entity. But those things exist merely as synapses in the brain.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 7:21 pm

That's just disagreement over the nature of souls that are agreed to exist.

Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
10/27/14 2:26 pm

What does soul even mean? Let's start there.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:39 pm

It means minds, wills, and emotions.

thatsmyname
10/27/14 2:25 pm

It's also called the consciousness, yes.

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ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:19 pm

When you die you cease to exist 71% of people are conformists and to scared to face reality

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:40 pm

When you die, WHAT ceases to exist? Your dead body is still there.

ColdSteel
10/27/14 2:43 pm

Don't be a smart ass dumbass

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:45 pm

Gee, sorry for being smarter than you, but that's not really my fault.

The question still stands. What ceases to exist? Even if you believe souls cease when the body dies, you believe in souls.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/27/14 4:46 pm

Scared to face reality? Which reality might instill more fear: that of oblivion after cessation of brain function, or the possibility that one may have worshipped a deity incorrectly for their entire life, then will therefore be cast into

Helm california
10/27/14 2:14 pm

I think they are in a figurative sense, it's what makes you you

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ziplock
10/27/14 1:57 pm

I have two between me and the floor at this moment.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/27/14 2:43 pm

*sole.

But if there's a "you" to have soles, there's a soul.

Spellur DDD
10/27/14 1:54 pm

Yup, this poll represents Murica well

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blossoming new beginnings
10/27/14 1:49 pm

No, souls aren't real but who cares. They feel real and as long I'm living on earth, I will continue to enjoy the feeling of my soul. :)

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scrubby77
10/27/14 1:47 pm

I sure hope so

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idijdjfjdjjdosp
10/27/14 1:23 pm

I dont know.

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johndoh1000
10/27/14 12:50 pm

Why need souls when you have a brain?

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ChadRico Virginia
10/27/14 12:47 pm

I say yes because I'd like to think souls are real but I'm too much of a see it to believe it person.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/27/14 12:23 pm

Is anything real? Far as I know, I'm the only thing that's "real."

Ireland Michigan
10/27/14 2:01 pm

You are venturing dangerously close to solipsism, my friend

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/27/14 2:16 pm

I know exactly what I'm venturing into! It's an interesting concept.

walknolonger
10/27/14 12:11 pm

It is real. We know every ingredient to make humans, and no one has been able to make them live. They have made clones of animals but they use already living products of animals to make them.

jared2013
10/27/14 11:55 am

Yes I believe they're real

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susanr Colorado
10/27/14 11:45 am

I do not think such a thing exists.

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