I have some questions I’d like to have some input on. I know it may seem like some rather trite and unanswerable questions, but I’m interested in what my readers think and see if they can help me out any with some of my own thoughts. Here are the questions:
Does a human being have a soul? Why do you believe this?
And a bonus question for theists: Do you feel your theological/religious beliefs compel you believe in a soul? If so, why?
For the purposes of the discussion, let’s roughly define the soul as an immaterial component of a human being that is where the individual’s identity, emotions, and creativity reside. If you don’t like this definition, be sure to state your superior definition.
Feel free to be very expansive with your reasoning. Go crazy with the comments (I’ll do light editing if there are some obvious typos). If you’d like to keep your response private, feel free to email it to me.