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Well, we've all seen it happen: People sell little pieces of paper with "My Soul" written on them on
Ebay or elsewhere and hope to make big money. It's totally silly, but it could serve a useful purpose.
Enter Souls'R'US: You can design your own website for "your soul". You digitally
sign the document as proof it is
really yours. Now when somebody buys it, you enter the person's name, digitally sign the document again to
complete the deal, and the soul with the buyer's name is published in the "Lost Souls Gallery" on the website. Of
course there can be multiple bidders for a soul and it goes to the person who bids the most.
Soul-sites that are especially well designed or that give very good reasons will get the highest prices. Or there
may even be "Celebrity Deals": Buy the soul of Monica Lewinsky, George Michael, or even The Pope! ...
The money goes to a charity (like thehungersite.com, go there to donate free food right now). And the best thing
The seller of the soul loses nothing, but donates to a charity of his choice and feels good.
The buyer of the soul believes he's made a great deal, maybe he can even re-sell it to the devil.
Money is transferred from the stupid to the needy, stupid people will eventually lose all their money to
I would call this the classical win-win-win situation!
The Hunger Site
Donate Free Food [erik, Jul 09 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Sell your soul to totl.net
Also includes a Soul Mart to buy others' with your newfound wealth. [bookworm, Jul 09 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]
(?) Earl Vickers: A Dollar for Your Soul
Short story, published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Autumn 1990. [jutta, Jul 09 2000]
A function of the Clearing House
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||Wait a minute! Some of those people have multiple souls!?
||My soul is quite heavily stained. Can it be sold in this condition (sold-as-seen) or must I have it cleaned at my own expense beforehand?
||The problem is that some people *have* no soul. What do *they* do?
||Live an endlessly hollow existence, space?
||That, or show up on late-night talkshows or MTV.
||Why not just give your soul to charity?
||'Cos starving masses can't eat souls. There's only one guy who can eat souls and my mummy told me not to talk to him.
||[The seller of the soul loses nothing] - They lose their soul, I thought that was the whole point of this. Shirley souls can only be worth something if the seller believes they have one? If they don't believe, then they aren't actually selling anything, just being a middle man for someone else's donation to charity. If, on the other hand, they actually do believe in souls, there would be a much lower chance of them selling.
||"Those drum machines ain't got no soul".