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Why is the idea of reincarnation so scary to Christian conservatives?

It seems to be self evident to me that this is how life works, and the eternity thing sounds totally barbaric in both hell and heaven, who would want that why not learn the truth about spirituality instead of being scared and realize there is nothing to fear. In the afterlife fundies create their own hell due to mind programing and the fact that what is in your mind materializes in the astral but this is totally not necessary and needless because fear is bad.

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  • Here are a few things about reincarnation that make it false.
    1. We don’t have the memories feom “past lives.” If we did, it is not known as deja vu. That is from the future and thus makes no sense.
    2. The number of spirits for all the animals, plants, etc. are astounding. How could spirits be created at a rate of population growth of all things?
    3. Why does it seem none can “break the system” if this has been going on since the beginning of time? Could not one mistake be made that leads to the destruction of this thing?

    Heaven and hell exist. I know where I am going. Do you?

  • It is not scary, reincarnation simply does not happen and it is suppression of the truth. It is a very scary thing to have to answer for the sin in one’s life without being covered in the righteousness of Christ’s blood and to face God’s wrath.

    Hebrews 9:27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

    Romans 1:18-32

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

    John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (18) Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

  • I suppose reincarnation might not be the word to tell of this. Please read II Corinthiens/2 Corinthians 5:16-17. See what these verses convey you with philosophical idea of their belief that might be similar to your word of reincarnation.

  • Why would you assume it scares them? They simply don’t believe in it. Not really any harder to understand than an atheist not being afraid if a Chr-stian says they will go to hell.

    Dumb question.

  • The made man religion of karma & reincarnation is such that there must always be a victim and a perpetrator.
    You are welcome to it.
    North Americans haven’t got a clue how people who actually understand the teachings of reincarnation live in the world. It’s grip on people is heartbreaking.
    People do not intervene in the sufferings of others for they honestly believe the person deserves it from having committed grievous acts in a previous life.
    How barbaric.

  • You base your oppinion on false assumptions and misconceptions about what Conservative Christians think about reincarnation and what the Orthodox Christian Doctrine is concerning an eternity in heaven or hell.

    1. The idea scares no one, especially not Conservative Christians, because they don’t believe in it

    2. Christianity is not a philosophy of humanism, it is a harsh reality, if you can’t deal with this reality, don’t overcompensate for it by trying to make yourself think that others are scared of reincarnation, because they already live in fear

  • I wouldnt say it is scary, its just something we dont believe in. The bible and the words of Jesus Christ are our truth.
    An eternity in Heaven is not barbaric, who wouldnt want to spend an eternity in a beautiful place?

  • It’s scary to them because that would mean there is no heaven and no hell. The reincarnation idea makes perfect sense to me.

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