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Originally posted by KSPigpen
reply to post by Harman
In a way, I suppose that this could have been what I was really getting at. If we are born with the same souls that we had before, just in a different body, would our actions not be similar? Is decision making a function of the soul, or the mind? Is the mind the soul?
So I suppose, given your viewpoint, Hitler could really be the lady sacking groceries at the wal-mart who has two cats and treats everyone with love and compassion?
That idea blows my mind. It also sort of kicks my beliefs in the ass. Does it not take away some of the 'motivation' a person would have in the world to do 'good' knowing that they just get another shot after this one? I KNOW that the motivation do good in the world should not come from fear of eternal damnation, but do you think that evil 'souls' could continue to be evil regardless of the number of times they are reincarnated?
(thank you for your contribution, by the way. )
originally posted by: EternalAgony
I believe in reincarnation and I can assure you that evil does reincarnate.. I will note that just because a person is evil in one life, it doesn't mean they'll be evil in the next. In our psychical bodies our minds can become clouded by human emotions; guilt, anger, fear, and hate. We label bad people as monsters who need to be punished.. But what if they're working out karma from a past life, what if the victims agreed to what would happen to them? I know that sounds insane but I'm not the only one to propose such an idea. Bad lives are not different than good ones, at least not to the soul.. It's merely another experience.