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Can An Atheist Have A Soul?

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 04:13 pm
@MWal,
You wrote,
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.....and they knew their skepticism would be defeated.......
.

How would the skepticism of atheists be defeated? It seems you're looking into the wrong mirror.
MWal
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 04:18 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Because they hypothetically know they have a soul, its all hypothetical.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 04:34 pm
@MWal,
It's not 'hypothetical;' soul is not necessarily religious based.

Quote:
soul
sōl/
noun
1.
the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, especially as revealed in a work of art or an artistic performance.
"their interpretation lacked soul"
synonyms: inspiration, feeling, emotion, passion, animation, intensity, fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, warmth, energy, vitality, spirit
"their music lacked soul"
2.
the essence or embodiment of a specified quality.
"he was the soul of discretion"
synonyms: embodiment, personification, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence; More
MWal
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 05:19 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Yes it is hypothetical, it was my statement. Other than that what's your point on the soul and religion? That doesn't quite seem to make sense with my first and second post.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 05:40 pm
@MWal,
Yes, it's hypothetical because you started with the word 'if.' However, the content of your hypothetical makes a hypothetical claim.

You wrote,
Quote:
If the atheist had a soul and they knew their skepticism would be defeated and they would certainly be believers.


It implies a religious context which is not hypothetical.
MWal
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 05:51 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I see that a soul is not necisarly a religious thing, and see that belief is not necisarly religious.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 05:58 pm
@MWal,
But you also included a conclusion,
Quote:
"....they would be believers."


In other words, you really don't know what you're saying, because it's all hypothetical. Mr. Green

MWal
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 06:01 pm
@cicerone imposter,
You lost me.
Arcades
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 06:18 pm
I fully understand this question but, does the "soul" have to be magical, or can it be made of elementary particles?
tenderfoot
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 07:37 pm
@Arcades,
Yep.... You got that right, I stepped on some dog **** the other day, the wife said " you got dog **** on the souls of your shoes... Proof that one can have soul on ones shoes.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2014 07:48 pm
@Arcades,
Yup, elementary particles called ****. Rolling Eyes
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 02:00 am
@MWal,
You're incoherent, as usual. Why do you have stuch a cob up your @ss about atheists? Do they come around to knock on your door early on Saturday morning so they can talk to you about why they don't believe there is a god? Do they try to stop you nu the street to give you literature about it? Just what is it that gets you so worked up about atheists that you feel a compulsion to go online and display your hatred and your bad English?
MWal
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:23 am
@Setanta,
Dude, leave me alone.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:42 am
@cicerone imposter,
Interesting. The Hebrew word translated 'soul' is 'ne'phesh', or 'breather'. Animals and humans are described as 'souls', not as having souls. Made sense to Ezekiel who proclaimed that the soul is mortal. - Ezekiel 18:4
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 11:19 am
@MWal,
MWal wrote:
Dude, leave me alone.
If you can't stand the smell, stay out of the barn.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2014 11:23 am
@MWal,
Dude, go piss up a rope. You come here bad-mouthing people and you think no one is entitled to comment?

Grow up.
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Germlat
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 11:25 am
@MWal,
MWal wrote:

You lost me.

Read when sober...makes more sense...
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carloslebaron
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 12:16 pm
To conclude:

Can an atheist have a soul?

Yes! he can say he has a soul... but... who will believe him?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 12:20 pm
What sort of idiot would believe that an athists would want to have or claim to have a "soul?" It is not even demonstrated that there is such a thing as a soul.
carloslebaron
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 03:44 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta said:

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What sort of idiot would believe that an athists would want to have or claim to have a "soul?" It is not even demonstrated that there is such a thing as a soul.


That is mean.

Timur said:

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Don't speak on behalf of atheists.

As an atheist, I claim to have a soul.

Obviously, not the way religionists see the soul.

But in the etymological sense of the word Anima
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