a reply to: anonentity
It is a very old debate about reincarnation in Christianity, needless to say there have even been wars against some that believed in it and even
Some Jewish sect's and the now mostly Islamic Samaritan people (whom still live more or less were they did when Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman
and are also children of Jacob - claiming descent from Ephraim, Manasseh and also claim descent from Levites from the Samaria branch of that tribe and
are the main occupants of the west bank region) also believe in Reincarnation and have some compelling case studies including a young boy whom
remembered being murdered, took people to were his body was buried and were the axe used to kill him was buried and also identified the murderer the
dead mans' former best friend BUT this can also be explained by the dead man's soul having unfinished business, righting a wrong and using a sensitive
child to get his message across before moving to the next world.
I had my own experience as a two and a half year old, my mother said the hair on the back of her neck stood on end and I changed from being a
bouncing hyperactive kid refusing to sit down on the back seat of the car (early 1970's) to a child speaking like an old man called John whom started
giving directions, telling of a shop that was coming up before we even saw it and of this John's favourite pub, as we drove past a certain point he
left me, I was confused and tried to hold onto the sudden clarity that came from an older mind but it was NOT my mind or my soul.
So if reincarnation is real I do not believe it is a universal phenomena and I believe most cases can be explained as spiritual possession though
some cases could be very real.
There was an unusual case from India were a young girl swapped body's, her original body died, what became of the girl whose body she now inhabited,
this was obviously NOT reincarnation as both kid's were about the same age.
The other problem as Christians is that it negates the importance of the resurrection, if you could just get a new body then life becomes cheap as
well but life is not cheap it is infinitely valuable.
Look at how India's religious cast system is formed, it uses the belief in reincarnation to justify enslavement of the lower castes, prevents them
from ascending the social hierarchy and while believed devoutly by most of them is actually a very, very cruel belief system despite all the flowery
additions to make it look nice.
How loyal would you be to those you love if you believed you had a thousand mother's before your current mother, a thousand fathers before your
current father and how yuck and disgusting if you were about to have sex with someone whom was your brother or sister but in another life.
No seriously I do not want reincarnation it is hideous, I want a new world and spiritual ascension as Christ promised us, I want to see the universe
to be come a universal being like the angel's which is what he said we will become - and while I will accept everyone as my brothers and sisters it is
just gross to even think like that in the body (Well at a physical level anyway) down here I mean every girl I have ever ogled (and god knows I am a
sinner), no man I don't even want to go there.
Besides my own experience say's it is not what people think, we have a unique soul.
Hey makes me think of a character from a comic book story I used to read as a kid, this character was called Halo Jones and one of the side
characters in the early episodes of the story had become almost invisible to people, almost like a non entity.
In this science fiction story this person had been born but could not remember if it has been a many or a woman but had kept on changing sex, getting
new body's through the science of the time until it had done this so often the doctors could no longer do anything for it and it had become something
nether male or female, so alien that ordinary humans would block it out, they could talk to it while looking at it but as soon as they looked away it
would be forgotten, odd story I know but it made me think about that for a moment.
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