Originally posted by Doku
I always understood that concept as in a metaphorical sense in which a man commits a form of worship to the devil, for example: sacrificing an animal,
in which he condemn's himself to eternal torment in exchange for a "favor", but since some devil worshippers have differant view on hell, they
wouldn't mind that risk.
I agree. In general terms, selling your soul to the devil is indeed a metaphor, but according to some legends it seems to be a physical act, in many
stories where the devil himself - in human form - negotiate the transaction.
Originally posted by mytym
My understanding of selling ones soul to the devil is to agree to perform some task that you know yourself is wrong in order to get something you want
in return. It is usually something fairly significant, but it doesn't necessarily have to involve any exchange with the devil at the time.
True. But according to the "legend" there is a difference between committing a mortal sin, and thereby being damned for all eternity, and an actual
transaction where you "hand over" your soul by some sort of symbolism in exchange to worldly treasure, power or pleasure.
Originally posted by whaaa
The Devil can be contacted by the use of certain drugs. Krank and PCP are direct lines to Satan. Alcohol puts you on hold for a long time but he
Other drugs allow you to talk to the Great Spirit.
Interesting... I've heard of many people - mostly dope smokers - that they've seen demons when they're high. But how do you distinguish between a
hallucination and actually seeing one of the above-mentioned forces?
Originally posted by Perfect stranger
I guess you can find anything on the net if you look hard enough......
Yeah, somehow I'm not surprised... The "WeWantYourSoul" site is a bit... Odd... For the lack of a better word. Their quotation page isn't working
properly, so I couldn't get the value of my soul...
This is quite funny, found on the last site:
Apologies; this form is no longer currently functional. People have been selling other people's souls without their permission.
I know a few people whose souls I would sell for small change...
Originally posted by hungryhippo
But, I know that Robert Johnson(famous blues guitarist/singer) apparently sold his soul to the devil. Also rumour has it that an unknown James Brown
once went missing, and upon returning told everyone that he had sold his soul to the devil. From that day on he was a hit.
Shouldn't you have "soul" to be able to sing Blues?
Looks like fame goes hand in hand with some pretty odd rumours. Interesting enough the
"WeWantYourSoul" site specifically states that people in the acting business may not sell their souls...
"that precludes the possibility of acting in any way that may be construed as soul- or life-affirming"
Originally posted by Doku
Second point, a man's soul doesn't really belong to himself it belongs to God
Originally posted by kinglizard
Your soul doesn't belong to you, it belongs to god so you aren't in the position to sell it to anyone for anything.
I'm a Christian myself, thus believe Jesus is my Saviour and "Owner" of my soul...
But is it really true that God has ownership of all people's souls from day one? Being human means you have that great "gift" called free will.
Doesn't this free will include free will over your own soul? Your sense of "being"? We are owners of our own bodies, and our bodies "act" only as
temples for the Holy Spirit. Doesn't the body include the soul?
Does it say anywhere in the Bible that God is the "Owner" of all mankind's souls?
I don't wish to spark a religious debate... But this discussion sparked a new question... Who has original Ownership over a person's soul, and can
that ownership really be transferred? Because if the "legend" of soul transactions is true, then no person has ownership over his or her own soul...
It is the property of one of the higher powers (if you see the devil as a higher power), and ownership changes from one Higher Power to another
because of a person's actions (good or evil) on earth. Thus if this is true, and a person doesn't have ownership over his/her own soul, the person
still have direct influence over who gets ownership over the soul.
Hmmm... Did any of this make sense? Well, if it did make sense to anyone, I would love to hear some opinions on who exactly has original ownership
over a person's soul?
[edit on 17-1-2006 by Gemwolf]