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Title: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 06, 2013, 06:07:28 PM
Do you believe in soul mates?
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Arachne on April 06, 2013, 06:13:15 PM
I believe in making them, not finding them.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: JamesR on April 06, 2013, 07:20:37 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on April 08, 2013, 03:38:16 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D

James--Do you have to go that far to make a point?
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2013, 03:38:59 PM
Absolutely not.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 08, 2013, 03:40:06 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
out of the mouths of James' and infants...
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: elephant on April 08, 2013, 04:07:06 PM
No, but I have been known to tell my husband "God gave you the wife you deserved"

Love, elephant
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: vamrat on April 08, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
No, but I have been known to tell my husband "God gave you the wife you deserved"

Love, elephant

Did he say "Lord have mercy on me a sinner" afterwards?

[ducks thrown object]

I KID!  I KID!
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Cyrillic on April 08, 2013, 04:30:02 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D

 :-X
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: elephant on April 09, 2013, 07:24:20 AM
No, but I have been known to tell my husband "God gave you the wife you deserved"

Love, elephant

Did he say "Lord have mercy on me a sinner" afterwards?

[ducks thrown object]

I KID!  I KID!

It's better to suffer here than THERE!
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 09, 2013, 07:49:22 AM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D

....and YOU are considering monasticism?  Really?

God, preserve the world from monks with this kind of attitude.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: WPM on April 09, 2013, 09:07:20 AM
Do you believe in soul mates?

I don't know.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: KBN1 on April 09, 2013, 09:35:59 AM
Absolutely not.

Agree.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Hiwot on April 09, 2013, 09:53:54 AM
No, but I have been known to tell my husband "God gave you the wife you deserved"

Love, elephant

Did he say "Lord have mercy on me a sinner" afterwards?

[ducks thrown object]

I KID!  I KID!

It's better to suffer here than THERE!

hehehe vamrat, you are so sweet Elephant ;D
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: vamrat on April 09, 2013, 10:24:55 AM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D

....and YOU are considering monasticism?  Really?

God, preserve the world from monks with this kind of attitude.

It's a conundrum. 
Some would say the world does not need such monastics.
Others would say such of the world need monasticism.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: livefreeordie on April 09, 2013, 10:36:16 AM
Yes, I do.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Shiny on April 09, 2013, 11:07:14 AM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
Well atleast you are honest. And funny.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Benjamin the Red on April 09, 2013, 12:27:13 PM
In no way, shape or form.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: livefreeordie on April 09, 2013, 12:32:50 PM
A better way to ask the question might be, "Have you found a soulmate?"

I'd imagine the people who don't believe haven't found one.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Tommelomsky on April 09, 2013, 12:33:38 PM
No. I have a new family (parish-wise and all over the world). I live in Gods mercy and under the spirit and not the law.
That is more than enough.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 09, 2013, 12:59:16 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: livefreeordie on April 09, 2013, 01:03:39 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: biro on April 09, 2013, 01:44:01 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

Awwww!  :-*
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Cyrillic on April 09, 2013, 01:56:26 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
Well atleast you are honest. And funny.

Indeed. The part about the Colombian coffee was distasteful, though.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Arachne on April 09, 2013, 02:01:55 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
Well atleast you are honest. And funny.

Indeed. The part about the Colombian coffee was distasteful, though.

Thoroughly. Doesn't anyone appreciate a good Costa Rican these days?
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: vamrat on April 09, 2013, 02:10:02 PM
My soulmate is a cup of Colombian coffee brewed to perfection accompanied by a tick-everyone-off-fest on OC.net and some late night masturbation to ignore my problems  ;D
Well atleast you are honest. And funny.

Indeed. The part about the Colombian coffee was distasteful, though.

Thoroughly. Doesn't anyone appreciate a good Costa Rican these days?

Pfft.  That Vietnamese stuff, with condensed milk.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Cyrillic on April 09, 2013, 02:13:20 PM
I don't like coffee. Tea on the other hand...
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Arachne on April 09, 2013, 02:23:03 PM
I don't like coffee. Tea on the other hand...

I like both tea and coffee. Does that make me polyamorous? :D
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 09, 2013, 02:29:30 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

So.. Do you have a theological view on "Soulmates" ?
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: livefreeordie on April 09, 2013, 02:40:34 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

So.. Do you have a theological view on "Soulmates" ?

No. I just know I believe in them and I found mine.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: ZealousZeal on April 09, 2013, 03:58:23 PM
I believe in making them, not finding them.

This is the best answer I have ever heard to the question.

I think with the amount of people on earth, the odds are decent that there's someone out there better suited to you than the one you're with. But the real beauty of it all, I think, is that if you do it right and work at it then it doesn't matter because you don't want anyone other than the one you're with.

So I agree- they're made, not found. It's a choice, not fate.

Aaaand that's enough sentimentality out of me for one day.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 09, 2013, 04:07:34 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

SEVEN children?!?  You had better be "soul" mates for that arrangement to work.  ;)  How many bathrooms in your house?

As for soul-mates.....must they be found exclusively in marriage?  What about really close and dear friends....might they not be "soul" mates? 





Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: livefreeordie on April 09, 2013, 04:14:12 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

SEVEN children?!?  You had better be "soul" mates for that arrangement to work.  ;)  How many bathrooms in your house?

As for soul-mates.....must they be found exclusively in marriage?  What about really close and dear friends....might they not be "soul" mates? 


I imagine soul mate is one of those phrases whose exact meaning is defined by the person using it.  Wouldn't want to limit such a great phrase.

Luckily, we have an enormous house with 3 full bathrooms and a half bathroom. They are much needed! More so as the kids get older and privacy is at a premium.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 09, 2013, 05:23:37 PM
Yes, I do.

Nice. Have you find yours?

Yes.  Met her on a motorcycle trip.  She came along and we drove 8000 miles together camping in the wilderness most of the time.  15 years later we've been married 14 years and have 7 children.

SEVEN children?!?  You had better be "soul" mates for that arrangement to work.  ;)  How many bathrooms in your house?

As for soul-mates.....must they be found exclusively in marriage?  What about really close and dear friends....might they not be "soul" mates? 







Good point. I actually planned on extending the subject to that also, as friends soul mates (not in the sense of lovers).
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 09, 2013, 05:41:47 PM
I believe in making them, not finding them.

Expand please.
Title: Re: Soulmates
Post by: Virtual Paradise on April 09, 2013, 05:41:47 PM
What are soul mates for you, to those who responded positively to this question?

By that I mean even Arachne. He/She said she believes it making soul mates. I'm interested what is your deffinition of "soulmate" Arachne.