Man sells his soul in Internet auction
A New Zealand man has put his soul up for auction to the highest bidder, noting that is “a merry old soul” rather than a “funk soul brother” but that he would “would like to think there is a bit of funk in there somewhere.”
The auction closes at 12:00 p.m. Thursday local time (0000 Thursday GMT), and bids so far had reached US$189.
Advice from a lawyer was that the winning bidder would not be entitled to anything but Scott’s soul and would not be able to own or control him in any way, he said.
This might be a new and productive approach for those chartered with halting the decline in superstition in the educated world. Religions could simply buy up souls to list on their membership rolls.