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Do you believe in reincarnation ???

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by FFH, Sep 8, 2007.

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Do you believe in reincarnation ???

Poll closed Jul 4, 2008.
  1. Yes

    33.9%
  2. No

    47.5%
  3. I don't know

    5.1%
  4. Undecided

    13.6%
  1. FFH

    FFH Veteran Member

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    Hebrews 9: 27
    ...it is appointed unto men once to die,...

    Oops, I accidently voted wrong...

    I don't believe in reincarnation...

    Could a mod fix that thx...
     
  2. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    I do believe in reincarnation, however your OP is inapplicable to my beliefs since they're not based on the Bible.
     
  3. MysticSang'ha

    MysticSang'ha Big Squishy Hugger
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    I voted "yes." Although, reincarnation is not usually the term we use. We usually refer to the transmigration of consciousness as "rebirth."




    Peace,
    Mystic
     
  4. Hacker

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    I voted yes.:)
     
  5. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    Sorry, votes can't be changed, even by mods.
     
  6. FFH

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    Posted that scripture to show why I believe reincarnation does not occur...
     
  7. FFH

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    Maybe by an admin then...
     
  8. doppelganger

    doppelganger Through the Looking Glass

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    I don't "believe" in reincarnation. But I think it's a wonderful philosophical metaphor for the transitive process we mistake for identity.
     
  9. UnTheist

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    The reason I find it plausible is because if we are able to hold a consciousness without a soul, then we may be able to become another being after we die. Once "I" no longer exist, I will be a different "I", which is a different consciousness.

    I think that's how I want to say it. I had it worded perfectly before, but forgot...
     
  10. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    You'll have to PM them then.
     
  11. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    Like Mystic Heather, I too believe in reincarnation, but simply not the "standard model" crap. My version of reincarnation exists in a spacious present, with all incarnations existing within their own now or "current present". Also, reincarnation is not a linear thing, but more akin to hop-scotch depending on desire/need. To confuse you entirely there is an "end-point" in incarnations and that is when all other aspects of the entity is aware of the existence of the focus personality (you) that has hit Enlightenment in their current present. In essence the Enlightenment sends out shock waves throughout the "incarnation tree" making all other aspects aware of the Enlightened aspect. Oh well, what could I know, but I don't pretend that I alone am right. :)

    The neatest thing about reincarnation is that it doesn't much matter if you believe in it or not, lol. No biggy, really.
     
  12. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    You are making the assumption that your version of scripture is correct my friend. Tsk, tsk.
     
  13. FFH

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    Just checked the Joseph Smith inspired version and it's the same as the King James..

    This is an inspired scripture for sure...

    Of course I realize most don't subscribe to the words of the Bible.

    The Bible is the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly, and I can refer to the Joseph Smith inspired version to make sure which King James verses are correct and which have been altered by man...
     
  14. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    I'm open to the possibility. There are some stories I've found unexplainable, though I've never seen anything that can be attributed to reincarnation firsthand.
     
  15. Smoke

    Smoke Done here.

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    I don't think that scripture, even if you accept it as inspired, provides much evidence against reincarnation.
     
  16. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Sorta. I believe that our consciousness continues, but not our individual personalities.
     
  17. Sunstone

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    I've edited the poll at FFH's request to change the vote totals since he voted "yes" when he meant to vote "no". However, I cannot edit the poll to show him as voting "no", so he still shows up as voting "yes". Consequently, count him as a "no".
     
  18. Aqualung

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    It's private, anyway, so good enough.
     
  19. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    No it isn't. :)
     
  20. Aqualung

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    Well, why can't I see anyone? :'(
     
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