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Featured We had a pre-earth life we don't have memory of?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by JM123, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. A dude

    A dude New Member

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    Wow that's a really cool story. If only it were true...
     
  2. Pastek

    Pastek Sunni muslim

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    Also it can explain the "flashbacks" or "dejà vu" that I think we all experimented
     
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  3. Audie

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    who knows?
     
  4. A dude

    A dude New Member

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    Where'd you first hear about that story?
     
  5. Audie

    Audie Veteran Member

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    Actually, it was from an attorney with
    Sullivan and Cromwell "Sulcrom",
    in NYC.
     
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  6. A dude

    A dude New Member

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    Interesting, if it's not real, that person is really creative.
     
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  7. David1967

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    Sounds a lot like what Rabbi Friedman teaches. Interesting.

     
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  8. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon shunyadragon
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  9. Wandering Monk

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    Think about what you are asking. Can we remember something we have no memory of?

    What is the obvious answer?
     
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  10. Darkforbid

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    Well that's me stumped. I'll have to send an email to the brainboxes at CERN for help
     
  11. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    If you feel you have been "enlightened" by that, I have to say you have been sadly misled.

    And how, exactly, is it possible to have "a physical body in His image" when He is not in any way considered physical?
     
  12. ecco

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    That's a long article. Perhaps you could excerpt some of the salient parts and tell us what that means to you.

    I get very skeptical when I see an article implying that a skeptic entertains the possibility of an afterlife.



    In any case, JM123 said everyone forgets. Perhaps you should take it up with him.
     
  13. Audie

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    An inquity to the League of Nations elicited the
    following response:

    "We have no information regarding this matter of
    reincarnation, no more than we do of the so-called
    South African gold mines, also so much lately in the
    news".

    Good luck with CERN, but I suspect collusion.
     
  14. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Summary - there is some reasonable evidence that reincarnation is real.

    My response to "everyone" forgets is that everyone does not forget when they are very young and I cited that page as part of my answer. My post was "taking it up with him".
     
  15. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    A glitch in the Matrix
     
  16. Darkforbid

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    Isn't he the bad guy in commando
     
  17. Deeje

    Deeje Avid Bible Student
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    As others have confirmed, this is not a teaching of Jesus, who was Jewish...so it isn't a teaching of the ancient Jewish faith, nor was it a teaching of first century Christianity. The Jewish religion became corrupt even before the time of Jesus, which is why he condemned the religious leaders so harshly.....and in later centuries, Christians likewise went down the same track, adopting the Greek inspired notion of an immortal soul that merely inhabits the body, but goes on living after death.

    In the Bible there is no pre-life or after-life. There is just life and death. The power of death is overcome by resurrection....that is, a return to mortal life in a mortal but sinless body, just like Jesus had. His sacrifice guaranteed the forgiveness of our sins so that we could return to the life we were all meant to have in the beginning.....God put us here for a reason....and it wasn't to train us for heaven. We were supposed to be God's representatives here on this planet to take care of it and its creatures as God himself would. It is why God gave us his qualities....why we were made in his image.

    So, the Bible does not support the doctrine of an immortal soul at all. It says that we "are" souls'...not that we "have" them. The Hebrew "nephesh" translated "soul" is always a living breathing creature...either human or animal. It never means a disembodied spirit....it also says that souls are mortal...they die. (Ezekiel 18:4; Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10)

    The big picture is wonderful if we just stop wandering off track and take note of what the Bible really teaches.
     
  18. loverofhumanity

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    That verse from Jeremiah is only stating that God had foreknowledge of the person’s life not that the person pre existed.

    God loved us so He created us. He loved the idea of humanity so created us.

    But I do believe the Prophets such as Christ, Muhammad pre existed. They had a power unknown to humanity that conquered billions of people’s hearts and they were homeless, imprisoned, tortured and exiled without wealth or power. Yet Their Cause thousands of years later has captivated billions of people who model their daily lives upon Them.

    Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab and Baha’u’llah were not just ordinary human beings. No ordinary human can ever hope to rival their influence on hearts and minds because They were born of the Holy Spirit in another world. Their souls were not conceived in this world like ordinary humans. They had a body like ours but inwardly Their Souls had the capacity and ability to directly reflect God as a polished mirror does the sun.

    They were uneducated and had innate knowledge unlike us.
     
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  19. Ponder This

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    Some people have memories of living other lives.

    Many people don't remember lots of things from their current life.

    If you don't remember being 4 years old... does that mean you were never 4 years old?

    An interesting dilemma. Perhaps the room you live in ceases to exist when you close your eyes and recreates itself instantly the moment you open them.
     
  20. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    Jeremiah 1:4-10 4The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you
     
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