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Is it okay to believe in reincarnation?

I was brought up christian and for some reason I never fully agreed with the aspect of heaven or hell. I know this question sounds childish but I was just curious as to what you thought. I haven’t really had any strong influences from other reincarnation-correlated religions however it always stuck to me as right.

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Danielle Susskind
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Is it okay to believe in reincarnation? Only if you want to be smart. There are many, many “closet Reincarnationists” in Christianity. A close relative of a friend of mine is a very popular Methodist minister who is a devout Reincarnationist. He’s correct in assuming, however, that his flock are not ready to understand that particular “mystery” (which was taught by Jesus, by the way, although Christians today deny it). Most Christians, even the ones who sense it’s true, are terrified of the idea of reincarnation because they don’t really understand it. An interesting thing about reincarnation is that it… Read more »

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Bg 15.8 P The Yoga of the Supreme Person At the time of death, the consciousness he has created will carry him on to the next type of body. If he has made his consciousness like that of a cat or dog, he is sure to change to a cat’s or dog’s body. And, if he has fixed his consciousness on godly consciousness, he will be transferred to Krsnaloka in the spiritual world and will associate with Krsna. It is a false claim that after the annihilation of this body everything is finished. The individual soul is transmigrating from one… Read more »

sarahmajerra
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sarahmajerra

Of course you can. There are many like you. me for one.

Sarahmajerra.

the traveler
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the traveler

sure it is ok to believe in reincarnation. heaven is a beautiful place. there is no evidence for the existence of hell.
i can not say that i ‘believe’ in reincarnation. as i feel that knowing supersedes believing. i have memories of many past lives.

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Scripture tells us that “It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.” I used to believe in reincarnation, but as I studied it more closely, it became apparent to me that it was like a game of tic-tac-toe. Each time you play the game you realize you can’t get any better no matter where you start from. So it is with reincarnation. Everyone has demons to battle, weaknesses to overcome, blessings to embrace and take good care of. If you think in doing your life over again, starting from a different position, that you will somehow… Read more »

Jenna
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Jenna

Why not?! If you really think about it people desenegrate into little molecules of carbon after death. There’s nothing stopping any of those molecule parts to be reconstituted into a flower, a tree, someone making a sidewalk, or building, or even a body of water and all the creatures it holds. I grew up christian, but the more I debate it, the more it sounds true to me. Go with whatever feels right for you and don’t you care what others say.

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meow

i’ve been considering this as well. i’m not sure i believe in god, but if i do i don’t think he would be cruel enough to create such beautiful creatures who naturally have a tendency to rebel, and send the ones that do rebel to hell, therefore creating rebels, then punishing them for rebelling? it doesnt make much sense to me. i don’t think that you arent a christian for considering reincarnation either. i think ALL christians are different in their beliefs. not all christians believe the bible is true. but some believe the whole bible is true. personally i… Read more »

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Its ok to believe in whatever you want to believe. You have free will and free choice to do what you want. You are your own rule maker. It is fine to not think about heaven and hell, because you are finding out truth from the bible. In truth you do not go to hell, and I don’t think you go to heaven until you live all your lives. Meaning if this is your 28th live, you may have to come back 40 more times. Who knows, and that is my belief. But you can believe whatever you want and… Read more »

Varooka
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Varooka

Yes. many do. Learn the laws of karma.

manda the pantheist
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manda the pantheist

Of course it’s okay. I believe in reincarnation, though no doubt a less mainstream one.

Do you believe that we all (humans and/or animals) keep reincarnating forever, or do you believe we reincarnate until we learn all our lessons? Just curious =)

Franhusda
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Franhusda

You may believe whatever your fancy likes ! But, if you want the truth about death, read on: Jesus said: “ . . . saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” [Revelation 17-18] What is Death ? — Death is a return to the ground: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust… Read more »

yuuhthatsmee
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yuuhthatsmee

i believe in reincarnation and im sortof christian
i think its perfectly okay

Donna
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Donna

I do not believe in reincarnation. When we die, the Bible says we are going to one of two places, Heaven or Hell. (depending on whether we choose to live for God or the Devil).

UNCLE RASTA
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UNCLE RASTA

sure if that’s what you believe it’s not for us to say if it’s okay or not

Dilon J
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Dilon J

believe what you want, but your not christian…. Sorry

Donut Tim
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Donut Tim

Sure, go for it.

Just wondering, why do you think that? Did you hear about it and think, “Cool idea! I think I’ll believe it’s true no matter what!”?
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Roccdrummer
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Roccdrummer

It’s very much okay to believe you what think is true. Don’t let anybody else tell you what to believe.

gertystorrud
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gertystorrud

No. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12.) You reap what you sow, Period!

Rose
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Rose

Sure. It’s your life.

Ron Paul for president 2012
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Ron Paul for president 2012

no, but resurrection is okay.