I have been thinking about this, this morning. I have always thought that even these days the belief that we have a soul often comes from an individuals inability to accept or understand that we just come from nowhere when we are born and go nowhere when we die. I mean when you think hard about that, in particular the death part, it's very difficult to deal with the idea that we just stop existing. I suspect for many, many people they just can't deal with such a cruel ending to life. But you know while I was thinking I suddenly thought of something else. I used to think of a soul as a tangible entity, a puff of luminous dust or something. But what if it's not? A human can die but the thoughts they had while they were alive never die. And surely that is entirely true for a soul too. What defines you are your thoughts, your personality, your beliefs, your feelings, loves, hates, passions. These are not tangible items. They can not die. So are these your soul? Because if they are then you do have a soul and it lives on even after your death. YOU gave these things life and they can never die.