Originally posted by Serum39
how people can jump right in and debate whether its
"binding to satan" etc... without even challenging the
legitimacy of it all.
You have crossed from the science of psychogy into the
metaphysical sciences. Rational secular humanism and
the science of psychology do not acknowledge that which
can not be measured .. the metaphysical. That doesn't
mean it isn't real ... it just means that science views
metaphysics as irrational - right or wrong - that's how
it's viewed. Almost to a jealousy ...
Funny thing ... when I took Behavioral Psychology, I was
told by the book and the profs that it was THE reason
people acted the way they did. It was the 'bottom line'
in behavior. When I took Evolutionary Psychology
I was told it was THE reason people acted the way they
did. It was the 'bottom line' in behavior. When I
took sociology I was told that it was the 'bottom line'
in behavior and that it was THE reason people acted the
way they did.
Everybody thought their particular specialty and/or field
was the 'IT' that was the key to human behavior and all
others fell seriously short.
Don't forget, from a SOCIOLOGY point of view, one of the
best ways to study humans in society is to become part of
their world (so to say). Jump in!
Also - there would be no way to have physical proof of a
legal agreement with Satan. So a challenge to that
would go unanswered. It's an impossible challenge
and it's impossible to prove.
I think a lot of the debate you saw was just wild
speculation. Such as the debate I was having about
lemon-laws ... how would you return a soul you were
unhappy with or that came damaged? I know that
itsn't possible, but I'm just fooling around with the
legalities of business and what is for sale (or allegedly
for sale) on EBAY.
on a sociological level- isnt it funny that someone would
even auction such a thing and just as funny that there
are good decent people who will buy it?
Sociological or psychological? either one would make an
interesting study, eh?? What in society leads a person
to feel their souls are something to be toyed with and
sold .. like spiritual slavery?? OR ... what leads a person
to feel free of the religious bonds that have held people
down for so many centuries that they would 'sell their
souls' on EBAY in a protest against organized religion??
Is this a cry for help? Is it a cry of freedom? Is it smart
business? (you could make some money) Is it spiritually
dangerous? Bad Karma??
As far as good people willing to buy .. yep, I'm sure that
if those on the 'right' were so inclined, they'd buy the
souls, get the paperwork, and sign the souls over to
God like you do with checks and such. I kinda' fooled
around saying that on an earlier page.