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- Created on: 27-05-13 14:39
The idea that the body and soul are two separate substances is a commonly-held belief
There are many arguments given as to why this is the case, such as the notion of a soul 'traveling' to an afterlife of some kind, the fact that the soul is what gives someone their identity, or even the possible existance of ghosts.
Many religions place a large amount of importance on the soul.
Hindus, eg, feel that it's the soul (Atman) which travels with a person through the cycle of re-incarnation (Samsara).