Does reincarnation exist?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Asexperia, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    Reincarnation is the rebirth of a soul in a new body.
     
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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    There are no souls, only bodies.
     
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  5. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    I thought that was known as being possessed.
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It's a nice alternative answer to the question of what happens to the soul after death. The idea of karma can be comforting too.

    However, it's still based on the unfounded premise that the soul exists. No soul --> no reincarnation.
     
  8. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    Reincarnation can be the explanation to deja-vu, dreams and homesick.
     
  9. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    If you believe the person is the soul, then I would say no. However, consciousness does reincarnate all of the time. It's the life in you, me, my dog, the trees in the yard.
     
  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    transmigration of the soul
    seems a possibility
    IF
    I only knew what the soul is

    and then we have transubstantiation
    I've had the crackers and the wine
    I've also eaten raw bloody rabbits with my dog fritz
    if given the choice, I would prefer the rabbit

    as to
    dejavu
    Once, when riding in the mountains of northern maryland, I asked the driver to turn left
    which led us up a hill and around a curve to a small town/village
    and
    I knew exactly what it looked like before we even got there

    curious that
     
  11. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    So are you saying if a kid goes to summer camp and gets homesick he will be reincarnated. Does the reincarnation happen right when he gets homesick or does that just mean he will be reincarnated after he dies?
    I thought deja-vu was a glitch in the matrix? I had a dream one time that I was at school and I was naked, does that mean when I am reincarnated I will be born naked? How embarrassing!!
    All the science stuff is really confusing.
     
  12. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Or just that we have brains.
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We have a lot of stuff in our brains that we don't know is there. But I don't think there's nearly enough to account for "previous lives". If you lived a thousand lives before, you should be having a deja vu moment every few minutes.
     
  14. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    There are people who feel homesick for places, cultures and era that have never been in life, includidng me.

    I like music from countries other than my origin, for example, Indian and Arabic.
     
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  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    How can they feel homesick for something unless they know something about it?
     
  16. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    I see no evidence to support the existence of a soul. So you need to jump that hurdle before we can discuss it being reborn in a new body.
     
  17. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    We can know a country through its music.

    Yes, the soul is a subject of religion. It would have first to prove its existence to accept reincarnation. But I do not see another explanation to the phenomena mentioned above.
     
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  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    So what. Nostalgia.
     
  19. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Something like a sock puppet?
     
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  20. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    But, was that country your home?
    I'm often homesick for the south pole??
     
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  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, among other ways. That undermines the idea that we are "homesick" because it used to be our home.
     
  22. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe you were a penguin in your past life.
     
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  23. Asexperia Valued Senior Member

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    Another explanation to deja-vu, dreams and nostalgia may be the reading of the brain of genetic information.
     

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