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Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
Why are you assuming that these people have a soul (whatever that is) to sell in the first place?
Originally posted by CastleMadeOfSand
I'm gonna have to disagree on Jimi Hendrix selling his soul. I think he was just a soul that was WAY ahead of his time. It's a shame he was taken from us so early. If you really listen to his music you'd see that he believed in peace and love.
Originally posted by elfulanozutan0
It seems that a lot of people have a misconception of what a "soul" is and what it means to sell it. A soul is not independent of your consciousness; it is your consciousness. Your consciousness or "soul" (if you will) leaves this present body after it dies and transitions into a different realm (dimension) to manifest into a new body.
When you sell your soul you will sell yourself. Whether there is an actual entity called the Devil to sell your soul too, I don't know. I'm not a firm believer in Satanic theology so I would say no. I think you could "sell" your soul in the sense that you shed off all humaness in order to achieve personal success without virtue and thus will lead to a rebirth in a lower realm (talking from the perspective of karma here).
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I have to say that taking a Hollywood Celebrity's word on something like this is a little dicey.
Primarily because showmanship is all about putting on a show, an act, creating some drama, controversy or intrigue that gains you publicity and notariety.
So is it devil worship or marketing, selling one's soul or good showmanship?
Having met some of the musicians who are alleged to have sold their souls in casual conversational settings when I was younger, and worked as a musician myslef in Hollywood California I would have to say it's marketing and shownamship.
Is it tacky and in bad taste?
Yes, but no more so that the legends and myths that they are playing off of, that make the notion of them selling their souls seem plausible or possible.
While they may in fact be guilty of shameless marketing, the same accusation could be made against the person(s) who made this video series, and or the Original Poster of the thread.
Strangley for Christians of deep faith, about the only evidence that they can come up for the existence of their notion of God is circumstantial evidence that the Devil exists.
So in some strange way, the deeply Religious seem to be the biggest Satanists of all, since they are always looking for evidence of him, and speaking of him.
Originally posted by TheFlash
I'm curious as to what you see as being the 'mechanism' for such 'illegitimate' success. What I mean is how exactly is this fame and notoriety accomplished? Are the perceptions of the entire world altered to like people who have no talent? Does it affect everyone? If not then which ones?
Originally posted by Advantage
Originally posted by works 4dhs
this would explain the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers
HAH! I was just thinking this certainly explains "celebrities" like Snooki and other completely no-talent fruitcakes who are "rich and famous". I really cant think of any other explanation for it and please God don't tell me people are just THAT dumb to idolize some of these folks... that's horrifying,.