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View Poll Results: Do you think you have a soul? and why?

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  • Yes I do belive that people have souls thanks to religious reasons.

    10 15.15%
  • I feel that I have one, therefore I do.

    25 37.88%
  • I think a soul is something which is just made up.

    31 46.97%
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  1. #131
    Once Was Synarch's Avatar
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    What is a soul?
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    I like to think that I have a "spirit" - as Webster's defines it as..

    4. A supernatural being, as:
    a. An angel or a demon.
    b. A being inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural phenomenon.
    c. A fairy or sprite.

    That would be an interesting idea to entertain. But other than that, no.

    I do have soul though!


  3. #133
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    I'd like to think that we have a soul. I simply can't grasp the idea that something so complex as a human being can't have something more, something that isn't tangible, that makes us who we are. I picked the second option.

  4. #134
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    The soul is a wonderful metaphor.

    A metaphor is a comparison of relationships and takes the form of -

    A is to B, as C is to D.

    And so naturally metaphors don't exist anymore than comparisons exist.

    But things exist for the purpose of comparison. In other words, existence gives birth to metaphor.

    So your soul has been born from your very existence.

    And of course, in the West, the doctrine of the soul has given rise to the corrollary that we are all the children of God and so we are all equal, in fact that we are all free and equal as well as sisters and brothers.

    So the metaphor of the soul underpins the very culture of the West.

    The soul is our treasure and delight and our most intimate possession.

  5. #135
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    i think mine is coding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The soul is a wonderful metaphor.
    What's a metaphor you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    What's a metaphor you?
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  8. #138


    Even though there is no rational explanation on explaining a soul. I have to go with my feelings, so yes I feel that I have a soul.

  9. #139
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    All your poll options express - or imply - for soul to be something separate to a person.

    Well, this is the interpretation of soul advocated by both catholic and protestant movements, which dominate the idea of the very concept.

    At the time of writing, the people in the area of modern Palestine thought of the "soul" (Nephesh in Hebrew) as a living animal or a human as a complete living whole.

    I searched two sources about it:
    -Hebrew-English Lexicon, Brown, Driver & Briggs, Hendrickson Publishers.
    -What the Bible Says About Death, Afterlife, and the Future
    "The ancient Hebrews had no idea of an immortal soul living a full and vital life beyond death --"

    Didn't read whole of the online source, but it gives the idea of it.
    I am a Christian, but I would say that you are exactly right.
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    Default The Suspension of Disbelief and MBTI

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    What's a metaphor you?
    I tol' you - a metaphor is a comparison of relationships. You use them all the time simply to speak. We take them for granted. They are right under our nose every minute. That is why they are invisible.

    You are surrounded by an invisible cloud of metaphor like the Milky Way is surrounded by an invisible cloud of dark matter.

    The Milky Way would fly apart without its invisible cloud just as we could never move beyond the literal without metaphor.

    You might say that the literal is for reality and metaphor is for the imagination. And of course it is very important to be able to distinguish between the two. And that is why children play - to learn the difference between imagination and reality.

    And as we become more sophisticated we describe imagination as the suspension of disbelief.

    And the suspension of disbelief underlies all art and religion and even mathematics. For once we move beyond counting, mathematics is entirely mathematical metaphor.

    Why, the only thing necessary to enjoy MBTI is the suspension of disbelief.

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