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    I'm curious, I have heard the phrase so many times. Bankers apparently should "leave their soul at the door" and another example would be The Weeknd, he writes songs about how he is "Selling his soul to the music industry" and obviously the most commonly heard one is "Selling your soul to the devil".:lolwut:

    But what does "Selling your soul" actually entail? is it a terrible thing? would you do it? does it just happen? :/

    Questioning life at the moment, help me out!
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    Like losing your morals,selling yourself to the devil,you're asking to be manipulated easily
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    when you join the illuminati
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    I'm curious, I have heard the phrase so many times. Bankers apparently should "leave their soul at the door" and another example would be The Weeknd, he writes songs about how he is "Selling his soul to the music industry" and obviously the most commonly heard one is "Selling your soul to the devil".:lolwut:

    But what does "Selling your soul" actually entail? is it a terrible thing? would you do it? does it just happen? :/

    Questioning life at the moment, help me out!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust
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    (Original post by Daniellaaa)
    Like losing your morals,selling yourself to the devil,you're asking to be manipulated easily
    Right, so it's purposefully done?
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    Ah thank you! :clap2:
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Right, so it's purposefully done?
    Yeah you give your soul in exchange for money or fame
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Right, so it's purposefully done?
    In exchange for material things
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Ah thank you! :clap2:
    You're welcome. Make sure you don't do it...
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    Is this stuff even real?
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    I'm curious, I have heard the phrase so many times. Bankers apparently should "leave their soul at the door" and another example would be The Weeknd, he writes songs about how he is "Selling his soul to the music industry" and obviously the most commonly heard one is "Selling your soul to the devil".:lolwut:

    But what does "Selling your soul" actually entail? is it a terrible thing? would you do it? does it just happen? :/

    Questioning life at the moment, help me out!
    Giving away your soul, typically to the Devil, in exchange for something.

    It is generally seen as a terrible thing to do and it typically backfires.

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    (Original post by z33)
    Yeah you give your soul in exchange for money or fame
    (Original post by Daniellaaa)
    In exchange for material things
    Okay I get it now, so lose all your morals and gain material things. Right!

    The things that confuses me bit though is, everyone has different morals don't they? Or is it the basic of christian morals? I'm guessing this saying was derived from christianity, although I can't be sure.

    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    You're welcome. Make sure you don't do it...
    Lol I won't :rofl:

    This is an interesting read, I haven't quite got to the end yet, what happened to him? was his soul eternally damned? :eek:
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    Morality< Money

    prolly this
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    (Original post by rajneetk)
    Is this stuff even real?
    If your religious, I suppose it is.
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    If you YouTube it you will be shocked to hear about the famous singers who have sold their soul to the devil !!!!
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    Morality< Money

    prolly this
    I think I need a better understanding of "morality" before I can actually understand this phrase. Like where do our morals even come from?
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Okay I get it now, so lose all your morals and gain material things. Right!

    The things that confuses me bit though is, everyone has different morals don't they? Or is it the basic of christian morals? I'm guessing this saying was derived from christianity, although I can't be sure.



    Lol I won't :rofl:

    This is an interesting read, I haven't quite got to the end yet, what happened to him? was his soul eternally damned? :eek:
    He gets dragged off to Hell and eternal damnation. It's a morality tale - beware of bargains with a sting in the tail.
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    Omg I just realised something. :eek:

    The guy that appears in the Weeknd's videos is the devil making a deal. :eek: Mind blown

    And I think I'm right :O

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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    He gets dragged off to Hell and eternal damnation. It's a morality tale - beware of bargains with a sting in the tail.
    So no chance of redemption. Interesting!
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    Okay I'm creeping myself out now...so back to my work XD
 
 
 
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