In 1954, L. Ron Hubbard wrote the following article for a Scientology magazine. Still as relevant today as it was then, it is titled Mans Search for His Soul
For countless ages past, man has been engaged upon a search.
All thinkers in all ages have contributed their opinion and considerations to it. No scientist, no philosopher, no leader has failed to comment upon it. Billions of men have died for one opinion or another on the subject of this search, and no civilization, mighty or poor, in ancient or in modern times, has endured without battle on its account.
The human soul, to the civilized and barbaric alike, has been an endless source of interest, attention, hate or adoration.