Belief, religion & spirituality

Does the 'Soul' exist, and do we have one?

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I personally believe that we do have a soul, regardless of what science and evidence tells us. It is an element that defies logic, and is extremely difficult to explain to others, unless you, yourself, believe it too.
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Definitely, and those who do believe it, do so because they have felt an undeniable power and presence from within. Some dedicate their lives to the soul and finding enlightenment, peace and content through searching within, instead of the negativity that exists outside the body.
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Definitely, and those who do believe it, do so because they have felt an undeniable power and presence from within. Some dedicate their lives to the soul and finding enlightenment, peace and content through searching within, instead of the negativity that exists outside the body.
I completely agree. There is so much within us that is suppressed through consumerism and capitalism, which blinds us from the beauty and power that lies within. Exploring the soul connects you to your mind and body, and once you start this journey, you will realise that you, alone, are enough, and that you do not need worldly things or to keep up with social standards.
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Where is your soul?
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I don't know, if we had one why can we not quantify it? study it? I would call myself an empiricist, so while the absence of proof does not really mean proof of absence, I don't think there is a good reason to base logic and ideas around something that has not yet been discovered or properly understood.
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Where is your soul?
just under the"Nike" symbol :P
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And the next question - if a soul is something we have, who/what am I? I guess just like we feel we have a body.
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ie. I could ask the same question - where is your body? The answer seems obvious. But when you answer it - the next question is where are you? If you have a body or have a soul or spirit or whatever words we conjour up - it implies we are separate from thise 'things'. So then, where are you?
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The possibility of the spirit is bound up with the possibility of a future life and our confidence in a proceeded with presence after death. It's said to be a definitive vitalizing standard by which we think and feel, yet isn't subject to the body. Many construe its reality without logical investigation or reflection.
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An interesting thing about all of the comments and questions made thus far, is that they unknowingly fall under Metaphysics. This is not a post modern debate, and Philosopher's have been asking this question, which has resulted in many theories, for centuries. A lot of these theories included separating the soul from the body by placing more emphasis on the soul and disregarding the body as nothing but a host, which was seen as sinful. I think that it's only due to globalisation that we are, now, neglecting orthodox Christianity and exercising the freedom of exploring other forms of spirituality, that we are now seeing the soul differently and connecting it to our existence as a whole.
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There is no such thing as a soul. Every warm and fuzzy feeling that one experiences has nothing to do with the soul or spirituality, and can be explained by some other logical explanation.
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People naturally search for a reason or purpose in order to be content. The concept of the soul and spirituality is felt by those that are not satisfied or able to accept the notion that life and existence is meaningless, and that this is it. I can definitely understand the inability to simply be content with what is and that it is all that it will ever be.
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