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Old 06-29-2017, 10:24 PM   #22
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: Horror Scenario: Babies without souls

I'm not sure it follows that they would be immune to possession. Consider a vehicle. If it has no driver for someone to pull away from the wheel, does that mean it can't be stolen?

I could see the argument that corpses (from which the soul has departed) are naturally vulnerable to possession by demons, spirits, or the like. That's why we have funeral rites: To ensure that they actually stay dead, rather than getting up and walking around. If a baby is born with no soul, it might be readily taken over in that way. In fact, soulless babies might be changelings; after all, traditionally the Fair Folk have no souls, right?
Bill Stoddard

A human being should know how to live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse. Specialization is for insects.
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