Ben “Lemming Lord” Bauer defines the soul as:
The soul is that part of someone that is invulnerable.
I thought that was a cool definition, but then I got to thinking. . . .I believe the Soul is malleable – it changes and grows with the person. I’ve never considered the vulnerability of it, but being malleable would indicate it could be damaged. If it could be damaged then could it be destroyed?
I don’t think a soul can be destroyed. When someone’s frail physical form is destroyed then their soul lives on. I would say a soul is indestructable, but not invulnerable (am I being a nit picker?)
A person’s concious mind acts as the gatekeeper for their soul, so their soul is only damaged if they allow it be be damaged. Usually someone just doesn’t open their soul up for attact . . . it is a slow process consisting of small attacks. Kind of like boiling a frog – increase the temperature slowly, or the frog will jump out (not that I have ever cooked one, but that is how I hear to do it.)
What do you think?