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Why am I confused about reincarnation? Well, I read up on reincarnation and hear that we go through many life times (if we choose) until you reach enlightenment. BUT after you've reached enlightenment then where do you go? Do you forget all the ones you love in the past?
Originally posted by miniatus
I'm an atheist but I had a thread on this a while back where I actually suggest an afterlife might be plausible.. my view is that what people view as the soul might be the electrical impulses that drive everything we are.. and energy never goes away, it merely changes form..
So what if in death, the pure energy in us just changes form ..
Ultimately the rational, biologist in me .. says nonsense... =) but wonder and imagination is what makes us so remarkable and allows us to advance
Originally posted by chelle21689
Many people who have had NDE experience peace, love, being greeted by deceased relatives, and the bright light. A couple of stories I have heard that are very unexplainable by science. I'm confident in my faith that this is true, BUT I am not sure about reincarnation.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by chelle21689
These are all very good questions!
I relived the last few hours of my last lifetime after some serious meditation.
Some things it answered for me was:
That we do indeed reincarnate, along with other people close to us.
That we do carry some things over from one life to another,such as phobias created in past lifetimes.
(I was killed by a dog and in this lifetime I was terrified of them until after I remembered and then the fear went away and was replaced with respect)
And the rest is speculation for me because I don't know
Originally posted by Tardacus
Perhaps the afterlife is like the placebo effect in that each person creates their own afterlife based on what they believe.
since the afterlife isn`t a physical place it won`t be possible to convince everyone of it`s existence by seeing it because there is nothing physical to see,touch etc. attempting to convince someone of something without physical proof rarely ever is successful.Each persons afterlife can be different since there is no physical set of rules or limitations.
If someone believes that the afterlife is an endless party of cold beer and hot women then perhaps that`s what their afterlife will be since that`s what they believe and there will be no physical proof in the afterlife to prove to them that they are wrong.
The placebo effect is a proven reality in this life and it is created by our minds,it is not created by our physical bodies,so there`s no reason to think that it will be any different when we are no longer in these physical bodies.