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Is reincarnation evil or good?
What are your thoughts on this?
What do your holy teachers and holy books say about this?
(Of course, this is another interfaith question. Thanks!)
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At least materially reincarnation is an inconvenience. We have to suffer the discomforts and possibly pains of death. There is not telling if or how much we might suffer after death. Then, when we have to take birth again, we may encounter so much suffering in the womb, so much suffering getting out of the womb, so much suffering being a helpless child and so on.
Our present body is a very real illusion. So, when we reincarnate, we are just entering into another very real illusion. When will we be our true eternal selves?

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-It's fake.
-Stupid and just like the fairy tale stuff in other religions.
-I'm Atheist, so I'm not stuck with any of that nonsense.

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CANT COME BACK AS THE SAME PERSON,that cover both questions,lol

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disadvantage of reincarnation: having to come back and live with the people you had tried to avoid in your previous life.

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First of all, reincarnation is a foolish myth.
If it were true, it would be a terrible thing.
Since we are all born in sin, we could never come back and "get it right" no matter how many chances we got.

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Bible says these are the first bodies but if we cooperate we will have new ones but we will still be ourselves...
Reincarnation is a lie....real Christians dont believe that Who wants to be a dog anyway? dont we want to be ourselves again with a whole lifetime of memories??? of course

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The great disadvantage is that there is no reincarnation.

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Thats like asking what are the advantages and disadvantages of life. How do you answer a question like that? And what does reincarnation have to do with good or evil?

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what could be wrong with level the scale of all pass behaviors rather good or bad you would have to be paid in the same weight which the deed was done, now imagine that!

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It can't be to make up for previous mistakes because our memories die with us, so essentially we are born again and again and again (if we are in fact reincarnated). You would have to ask someone who is able to recall living a previous life.

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the good is to live another life.
the bad to be reincarnted as a republican

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I don't know what other holy books say but the bible has several references to other lives. No matter, the bible was written by men anyway. I believe that we can live multiple lives if we want. There have been many testimonies of people, especially children, who have known something or someone that died way before they were born. I have read that when we come back we do so with a specific purpose in mind. We come back for the advancement of knowledge to our souls. I like the idea a lot. It makes sense to me.

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If reincarnation were true, then many people would live their lives living sinfully---AND knowing that they were living sinfully--because they would justify it with "Hey, I'll get it right the next life." Also, murder and especially abortion would be okay because you would just "be sending the person to their next life" and not really ending the one chance at life that person was given. Also, people would look for people who were once famous in their contempories--for example, we might today attempt to locate Adolf Hitler--perhaps this new person would be killed for the crimes of his "former life." Also, if you believe that you can be reincarnated in any form of animal or plant life, our cities would become overrun by rodents and insects--since nobody would want to kill them not knowing "who" they are.
I think there is plethora of reasons why the Devil would want us to believe in reincarnation, not the least of which is that reincarnation means there is no Hell or eternal consequences to the choices we make on Earth.
Thanks for reading. God Bless!

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You are welcome! No advantages, no disadvantages, does not exist.

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I think it was in the 1700's that reincarnation was outlawed by the Christian faith. - it took place in Constantinople.
The Church used their doctrine to control their parishoners. I believe in reincarnation - it makes more sense. To come back to Earth, to learn the lessons you did not previously, or to suffer what you did to others. In the Bible it says the sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children. Interpret this, as you create your own sins and so you will suffer. My belief is that Earth is the intermediatary school. You keep coming back until you have learnt your lessons. Go back over the civilisations, and man never seems to learn, hence my theory. Now? Evil is running rampant on a more wide-spread scale only caused by technology. However, the sins of today, were there yesterday, but more confined and restricted due to lack of technology. I hope I don't get reincarnated to somewhere like Palestine, Da Fore (can't spell it) -next time. As you go through life, you will absorb and think things through. Experience will give you the answer to your question.

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