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Offline Virtual Paradise

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Soulmates
« on: April 06, 2013, 06:07:28 PM »
Do you believe in soul mates?

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 06:13:15 PM »
I believe in making them, not finding them.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #2 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
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 03:38:59 PM »
Absolutely not.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #5 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...
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #6 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"

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #7 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"

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

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #9 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"

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

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It's better to suffer here than THERE!

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 09:07:20 AM »
Do you believe in soul mates?

I don't know.
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Re: Soulmates
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #13 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
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »
Yes, I do.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2013, 12:27:13 PM »
In no way, shape or form.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Soulmates
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #22 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!  :-*
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #24 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?
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 02:13:20 PM »
I don't like coffee. Tea on the other hand...
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #27 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
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #28 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" ?

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #29 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.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #31 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? 





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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #32 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.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #33 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).

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2013, 05:41:47 PM »
I believe in making them, not finding them.

Expand please.

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Re: Soulmates
« Reply #35 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.