Philosophical questions amuse me simply due to the fact that there is no definite answer; thusly, I am posting these questions to start a bit of a debate if you will. Similar to the religion thread, no doubt. Perhaps, I'll post some other philosophical questions later; assuming this one doesn't die. If you, in fact, believe it exists: What is the soul in your words? Do you believe it is separate from the mind and body? Does it exist after death? Does it exist before birth? Are souls reincarnated into other vessels? And if so, why do they not retain any knowledge in any other form? Is the soul strictly present in humans? Is there a way to become closer to one's own soul? Otherwise: Why don't you believe in the soul? What is your definition of the soul (or the misconception of this entity)?