My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have S for Soul or Spirit.
According to Wikipedia, the soul is the incorporeal and immortal essence of a living being. According to Abrahamic religions, only human beings have immortal souls.
I like the first part, but not the second. According to my belief system (assuming the soul exists separately from the body), every thing has a soul.
Do you believe you have a soul? I hope I do. There's only one problem. The laws of physics do not back this idea up.
Excerpt from Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett in which DEATH attempts to get War to ride out with him [Famine and Pestilence have declined]...
TALKING OF THE OLD DAYS, he [DEATH] said carefully. I'M SURE YOU REMEMBER THE TRADITION OF RIDING OUT?
War gave him a puzzled look.
"Mind's a blank on that one, old boy."
I SENT OUT THE CALL.
"Can't say it rings a bell..."
APOCALYPSE? said Death. END OF THE WORLD?
War continued to stare.
"Definitely knocking, old chap, but no one's home. And talking of home..." War looked around at the twitching remains of the recent slaughter. "Spot of lunch?"