AN ECCENTRIC Arizona miner has been willing to pay TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (about £70,000) for proof that man has a soul. Could you prove it? So far 39 claimants have filed their "proofs" with Superior Judge Robert L. Myers of Phoenix. This Arizona miner, whose name was James Kidd, was bothered in his mind for years, wondering if he had a soul. "What AM I, anyway," James Kidd wondered, perplexed, frustrated. "Am I just matter out of the ground put together a certain way, formed in a certain shape, made to breathe air, eat food, drink water, and exist for a certain number of years - and then die, decompose, disintegrate? "Or am I an immortal soul composed of spirit, and dwelling inside a mortal body of material flesh, until this body dies, decays, and disintegrates? And do I then go on living, seeing, hearing, thinking, knowing, remembering, in some spirit world - or perhaps in purgatory or heaven - or even consigned to hell?
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