posted on Aug, 16 2003 @ 08:03 PM
The notion of a being or "life" having a "soul" has been around since antiquity.
My understanding is that the "soul" is the life of the body; the essence of one's being.
From my limited perspective:
Where there is no life, there is no soul.
Where there is no soul, there is no grace.
Where there is no grace, there is no love.
Where there is no love, there is no God.
Where there is no God, there is no life.
I believe the "soul" to be eternal and returns or merges with God upon one's death.
The "soul" has been connected to one's subconscious, superconscious, id, spirit, etc. It has been thought that one's "soul" connects one's
physical body to one's spirit. That the spirit knows what we are doing, but we do not know what the spirit is doing. That we exist on or in
Thus, I believe the clone, being created by man, just as a child is created by the union of man and woman, would have a "soul."