Cold Souls
August 17, 2010, 8:50 am
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I watched a movie over the weekend entitled “Cold Souls”. The setting was a world where individuals could extract their souls and store them in safe deposit boxes. The idea being, that the soul was what caused the inner turmoil, guilt, and stress in their lives, so why not just remove it. You also had people selling their souls for money on the Russian black market. The movie was not dark, but comical. At the end of the day, everyone was realizing that the benefits of exchanging their souls for something else were very short-lived.

Although the movie did not explicitly address any spiritual themes, I couldn’t help but agree with the premise, that we often make decisions that exchange the fullness of life we were meant to live for something short-sighted, immediately gratifying and temporary.

I encountered a similar theme at a concert I attended over the weekend. Switchfoot, a Southern California-based band, had a hit song called “Meant To Live.” A few lyrics in the song sum up the point:

“We want more than this world’s got to offer…..And everything inside screams for second life…We were meant to live for so much more, have we lost ourselves?”


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