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    16 Apr '07 13:16
    hello,

    do you believe in reincrnation, that you've had alot of life's before this life and maybe gonna have alot more after this life??
  2. Donationrwingett
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    16 Apr '07 14:19
    Originally posted by the dutchman
    hello,

    do you believe in reincrnation, that you've had alot of life's before this life and maybe gonna have alot more after this life??
    No.
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    16 Apr '07 14:42
    Originally posted by rwingett
    No.
    Care to explain why not?
  4. Standard membershavixmir
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    16 Apr '07 19:38
    Originally posted by the dutchman
    hello,

    do you believe in reincrnation, that you've had alot of life's before this life and maybe gonna have alot more after this life??
    No.
    The soul (memory and personality) is just a bunch of chemical reactions held together by the brain, the heart and the lungs.
    When one of these three stop, the chemical reactions stop. End of scenario.

    And that is it.
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    16 Apr '07 19:431 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    No.
    The soul (memory and personality) is just a bunch of chemical reactions held together by the brain, the heart and the lungs.
    When one of these three stop, the chemical reactions stop. End of scenario.

    And that is it.
    While you may be right, you are speaking in absolutes. Nobody knows what happens when we die. On that subject, no one has the right to speak in absolutes.

    I, for one, believe that the universe has a few tricks up it's sleeves.
  6. Standard membershavixmir
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    16 Apr '07 19:49
    Originally posted by Wayne1324
    While you may be right, you are speaking in absolutes. Nobody knows what happens when we die. On that subject, no one has the right to speak in absolutes.

    I, for one, believe that the universe has a few tricks up it's sleeves.
    I for one seriously doubt the universe has sleeves...

    😉
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    16 Apr '07 19:57
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I for one seriously doubt the universe has sleeves...

    😉
    You don't know a metaphor when you hear it?
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    16 Apr '07 22:47
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Care to explain why not?
    I can't speak for Rwinget, but my answer would've been (is) the same as his. For me reincarnation fits into the same categories as God, Faeries, Ghosts, and other superstitious and supernatural events and phenomena.
    I choose not to believe in any of these things, including reincarnation, for two reasons: 1. no one has ever been able to convincingly describe a mechanism for reincarnation, and 2. it goes against my whole view of the way the world works in a natural (rather than supernatural) way.

    Of course, I understand the argument that goes that just because we don't have an explanation doesn't mean something doesn't exist - I've used that one myself in these forums.
    But, in reality, it's my second reason that has most importance for me. My worldview is based upon this notion - that the world is understandable in a rational and natural way, and that supernatural events and phenomena do not exist and do not occur.
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    16 Apr '07 23:45
    Originally posted by amannion
    My worldview is based upon this notion - that the world is understandable in a rational and natural way, and that supernatural events and phenomena do not exist and do not occur.
    You must have an awful small, box like view of the universe.
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    17 Apr '07 00:06
    Originally posted by Wayne1324
    You must have an awful small, box like view of the universe.
    Not at all. Discounting faeries and ghosts and gods leaves a hell of a lot of room for the things that actually do exist - stars, galaxies, planets, life, energy, matter.
    The diversity of stuff in the universe is astounding and constantly amazes me.
    In fact, it surprises me that anyone feels the need to invent magical stuff when there's a whole heap of real stuff that is just as exciting around us.
  11. Standard memberRBHILL
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    17 Apr '07 00:19
    Originally posted by the dutchman
    hello,

    do you believe in reincrnation, that you've had alot of life's before this life and maybe gonna have alot more after this life??
    No
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    17 Apr '07 01:00
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    No.
    The soul (memory and personality) is just a bunch of chemical reactions held together by the brain, the heart and the lungs.
    When one of these three stop, the chemical reactions stop. End of scenario.

    And that is it.
    Can you prove it?
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    17 Apr '07 03:42
    Originally posted by josephw
    Can you prove it?
    Can you disprove it?
  14. Donationrwingett
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    17 Apr '07 04:58
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Care to explain why not?
    Because there's no good reason to believe it's true.
  15. Standard membershavixmir
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    17 Apr '07 05:18
    Originally posted by josephw
    Can you prove it?
    I can prove that by adding or subtracting chemicals that I can change memory and the personality.

    Do you agree that changing memory and personality is changing the soul?
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