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Question: Do you believe that you have a soul?
Yes   -32 (45.7%)
No   -30 (42.9%)
Don't know   -8 (11.4%)
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« Reply #100 on: September 23, 2012, 08:08:09 pm »
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Anyone who thinks the soul is a thing needs a dose of Wittgenstein.

We discussed Wittgenstein in my Philosophy Club just the other day. I was, shall we say, not as impressed as one is expected to be with him.
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« Reply #101 on: September 28, 2012, 07:19:04 am »
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Anyone who thinks the soul is a thing needs a dose of Wittgenstein.

Which Wittgenstein?
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« Reply #102 on: September 28, 2012, 07:00:53 pm »
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I use to have a soul, but then I started being a part of the 2012 Boards.
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« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2012, 06:33:13 am »
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No. My body is composed of atoms and my brain of electrical currents in matter. The part of me that is ‘separate’ from my body; my thoughts and feelings and my words are not so separate at all. Without the matter, there would be no mind. When I die, thinking stops, being stops and the matter is broken down and recycled. Nothing of me lives on or continues to exist. How egotistical of me to think that amongst all living things, a human’s ‘soul’ gets to exist beyond death. It’s the construct of a sentient being that feels cheated by death.

If however such a thing were to exist then it is mine. Why should it belong to, or go to another entity? I’d rather it be destroyed than become the play thing of a benevolent (or not so benevolent) entity. Let it escape.
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« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2012, 04:46:04 pm »
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I voted "I don't know".

I found it interesting how few people don't know the answer.
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« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2012, 11:55:51 pm »
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I voted "I don't know".

I found it interesting how few people don't know the answer.

You could always say that you don't know about everything in life but this isn't particularly meaningful.
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