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(1) Ilan, March 12, 2012 2:49 PM

What on Earth does that have to do with a soul?

It's a nice philosophy but hardly proof of a divine soul

Anonymous, March 14, 2012 5:35 PM

Do you pray?

If you pray, why bother? What do you pray for? WHY do you pray? We are all made in the image of Gd and even if an animal has a soul, is it in the image of Gd? No. Only human beings have a soul that is constantly connected to our creator. I am disabled. I frequently fall if I am not in my wheelchair. People rush to my aid. Why? Total strangers are instantly turned from what they were doing to help me get up; why should they? Because they have a divine soul. I have seen other people fall and immediately try to go to their aid.It does not even occur to me that by hastening to help that person, I may fall and hurt myself. That comes only because we are given the ability to imitate our maker. Even though I am perfectly capable of opening doors for myself, people will rush to open a door for me. I used to say, "Thanks, but I have it." Then it occurred to me that I was stealing the good feeling that people receive from doing a kind deed for someone they don't know. I always give them that pleasure now. How do I know it is a pleasure? Because before I became disabled, that is how I felt when I could help someone else. It isn't a "nice philosophy" my friend. How we act, even against our own best interests, is what, to me, proves we have souls. And those souls are gifts from our Creator.

 

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