Posts Tagged ‘soul’
A 16-year-old Ontario, Canada, boy returned home after two days allegedly spent with a 42-year-old fellow online gamer he called his “soulmate,” police said.
After Andrew Kane met Texas mother of four Lauri Price while playing World of Warcraft, they developed an online relationship, leading to Price flying from Houston to Toronto to meet the boy, The Globe and Mail reported Friday.
Tuesday night Kane had asked his parents to drive him to a nearby hotel where he was to meet Price, and dumbfounded, they refused. He left at 2 a.m. local time and disappeared for two days, leaving his parents pleading with him via computer to return.
Then they started reading his chats with the woman, which had begun more than a year ago. They showed the chats to the police, they said.
“All they had to do was read the chat logs and they were immediately concerned,” Kane said of her son’s relationship with the woman. “He said she was his soulmate.”
Price left a note to his parents when he left, reading, “I don’t know how to explain it to you, but this will show you not only the commitment we have to each other, but also that your fears of her are ill-found.”
Sgt. Robert Allan of the Barrie police said Kane and Price had gone to Orillia, Ontario. Price will not face criminal charges, the newspaper said.
Well, there’s soulmates and then there’s soulmates. Local ordinances apply.
Ready to give your soul for a loan in these difficult economic times? In Latvia, where the crisis has raged more than in the rest of the European Union, you can.
Such a deal is being offered by the Kontora loan company, whose public face is Viktor Mirosiichenko.
Clients have to sign a contract, with the words “Agreement” in bold letters at the top. The client agrees to the collateral, “that is, my immortal soul.”
Mirosiichenko said his company would not employ debt collectors to get its money back if people refused to repay, and promised no physical violence. Signatories only have to give their first name and do not show any documents.
“If they don’t give it back, what can you do? They won’t have a soul, that’s all,” he told Reuters in a basement office, with one desk, a computer and three chairs.
Uh, OK. Maybe that works – if you believe? I think it’s useless for all the right reasons: non-definable collateral, worthless on the open market.
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.