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Katherine Garcia

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What is a soul and what is its purpose?

What is a soul? Does a soul exist? If so,what is its purpose? What has a soul?

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  • Nov 29 2011: As a nonreligious person I find the soul to be a thought and idea more than an actuality. A soul is what makes life into life. IT is a way of explaining the metaphorical heart inside us. But most of all I believe it is the one thing we hide behind when confronted with the fact that we are animals. No one is comfortable with the idea that we are not as far from our quadrupedal as we'd like to think. We need a way to truly alienate ourselves from our heritage so we claim to have a "soul".

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