My husband and I tend to get into theological debates and such but a little while ago, he told me that he believes in a collective soul. He asked me "Where is your soul?" And his thought is that if we cannot locate the soul that there must be a collective soul. The debate started because of abortion. I believe that every person, at the moment of conception--has a soul. He, on the other hand, must think that a person either develops a soul later or that we all, in a way, share a soul ("collective").
No matter what I say, I can never seem to make him budge from this "collective soul" theory he is on. Haha. I am wondering, what do the Orthodox think about the nature of the soul? Do we each have our own soul? Does it reside in us? Or are we a soul. (There's that quote: "You don't have a soul, you are a soul.")
I would love to hear what people think about this. And I suppose I never really gave it much thought and I wonder if the Orthodox think of the soul in a way that differs from me?