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Author Topic:   Do animals have souls?
rgb
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Message 121 of 303 (321229)
06-13-2006 7:02 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by crashfrog
10-15-2003 6:53 PM


crashfrog writes
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I mean if we're going to talk about souls don't we need to know what they are first?
Consider that a soul is the part of you that continue to exist after you are long gone. You can take this as to mean the memories you left behind could be your soul. Perhaps your soul could be some kind of monument that reminds other beings of your once existence.
So, I suppose some animal have souls and some don't. This could also mean some people have souls and some don't.
Where some people might see a problem with this definition is you'd have to accept that your soul might not be immortal, unless you've done something to make yourself legendary. Hitler, for sure, has an immortal soul.

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rgb
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Message 125 of 303 (321454)
06-14-2006 12:37 PM
Reply to: Message 122 by crashfrog
06-13-2006 9:02 PM


crashfrog writes
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All parts of me will continue to exist after I'm long gone.
While it is true that you are made up of individual atoms and such, it is not true that they are necessarily you. You are a combination of the individual parts, and even your individual parts are made of little individual parts, but once they are disesembled they seized to be part of you.
(Ahem... division fallacy)
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Could you be more specific about which parts you're referring to?
Crashfrog, I feel that we somehow have gotten on the wrong foot. You asked this question even after I gave an example of what my definition might mean. Refer back to my previous post for the answer.

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rgb
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Message 127 of 303 (321900)
06-15-2006 1:35 PM
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06-14-2006 3:10 PM


crashfrog writes
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Memories? Memories in other people's heads aren't a part of me to begin with. They're a part of them. My own memories don't survive my death any longer than anything else does, so they can't be my "soul."
You could see it that way or you could see it the way the character Achiles in the movie Troy saw it.
Anyway, I don't really believe that's what our soul is. As a matter of fact, I really know or care what our soul is. It was just a thought.

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