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Is it true that according to Pew study 28% of Catholics believe in reincarnation?

I thought Buddhists and Hindus believed in reincarnation

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Daver
Daver
9 years ago

REINCARNATION / METEMPSYCHOSIS – The theory of the transmigration of human souls from one body, whether human or animal, to another. Taught by Plato (427-347 B.C.) and nowadays by theosophists, it is the single most characteristic feature of the Eastern religions, in the Vedic, mainly Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. (Etym. Greek meta, change + empsychos, animate.)

Reincarnation in that sense is indeed not an element of Catholic belief.

I’ll bet most of that 28% are confused between Resurrection and Reincarnation; probably thinking the Resurrection is a ‘form of’ reincarnation.

Old Timer Too
Old Timer Too
9 years ago

You’d have to cite the study for me to determine if there was a Pew study or not that gave those statistics.

What I suspect you are asking is if the results of the study are accurate or not. I place a lot of trust in the results of the Pew studies, but they may not take into account those who prefer to remain anonymous as far as their religious preference is concerned. Like any “poll”, there are limitations.

DUPER2009
DUPER2009
9 years ago

maybe.. they are influenced by those religions.. but reincarnation is not part of the catholic belief.

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
9 years ago

Well if that’s from the study, then yes it is true that it is 28% according to that study.

Actual Answer
Actual Answer
9 years ago

Where was this sample taken? What kind of sampling was it? We need more information about the statistical analyses here.

laslo.kovacs
laslo.kovacs
9 years ago

Early Christians believed in re-incarnation as well….well into the 3rd century.

reflexologist
reflexologist
9 years ago

No. It is not true. Reincarnation is contrary to the Catholic faith. And I notice you failed to reveal your source.

Avery
Avery
9 years ago

Ha possibly. Because, when I went to catholic school we often talked about being born into a new body. But that was when I believed in God..

Vindicated Vigilante
Vindicated Vigilante
9 years ago

Reincarnation is in the Bible! Isiah 65

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