If reincarnation exists how come the population is growing year by year?

Belgium
October 11, 2007 8:51am CST
Something I never understood is reincarnation, because our population doubles every couple of decades. Where do all those new people come from? If we would be reborn time after time the total population would not increase but be static. Unless suddenly all animals that dissapear are reborn into humans I think this theory is flawed!
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@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
In the Holy Bible, there is no reincarnation and there could not be reincarnation primarily because everybody will die and each of us on the last day will either go to heaven or to hell. If there is reincarnation, who will go to heaven or hell, the original or the subsequent or the subsequent to the subsequent, etc. If we believe in God, it should follow that we believe in the Holy Bible for everything is in the Holy Bible especially our knowledge of God.
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• Belgium
13 Oct 07
Ok but that means you accept the bible as the true word of God, if you don't you still have nothing to base your assumption on. This requires believe not proof and helps us no further in discovering wether reincarnation exists or not
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• Australia
16 Jan 08
I do not wish to be controversial, but there is a passage in the new testament - a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, where Jesus says that a man must die many times. proponents of reincarnation point to this passage to legitimize the theory. It is also a historical fact hat what is known as the Roman Church supported the concept of reincarnation until the middle ages when for reasons, best known to the hierarchy of the church, the theory was dropped. As I said, I don't wish to be controversial and I certainly don't wish to show disrespect to anybody's beliefs -I'm still trying to nail mine down, I was raised a Catholic and have done much research into the early years of the church and find it fascinating to see how things have evolved.
• Belgium
17 Jan 08
That is interesting do you have any links to this info?
• United States
11 Oct 07
first i do not believe in reincarnation due to the fact that the bible tells me man has but once to die and then the judgement also (Jb.14:12 so man lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, men will not awake or be roused from their sleep. ) they will sleep until Jesus return when (Dn.12:2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. )
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• Belgium
11 Oct 07
I still think reincarnation is an interesting concept.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
the soul will be judged also we will recieve new bodies
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I am a strong believer of reincarnation. For me, all the variety in life is explained by it. I must say that humans are not the only things that have souls. EVERY Being has a soul. You will not be able to count every being in this world, would you? And the second thing is that, the population grows steadily in some parts of the world, whereas in others, it is decreasing! In some countries, research says that less and less people want to reproduce. What would you say about that?
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• Belgium
14 Oct 07
vijigopi that is true but still the net result is increase in numbers mainly to countries like India and China, Indonesia (ASIA). If you would consider animals to be reborn into humans that could explain the numbers issue also. There are countless bacteria that can be reborn as humans although that idea I find really strange or trees or grass. What about virii are they considered to have a soul?
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• Belgium
16 Oct 07
I hope you are right but I sure don't want to become a worm.
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@rakeshdas (428)
• India
11 Nov 07
Funny question but it seems u r nothing wrong from your point of view. basically I didn't think to complex about re-incarnation like yours. And the answer lies in your question that may be there is no re-incarnation so the population increasing! and for your kind info I dont believe in re-incarnation!
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• Belgium
11 Nov 07
I don't know if reincarnation exists or not but if it does there should be an explanation to why the amount of "souls" are growing year by year. But maybe more animals are now reborn as humans who knows and where do you draw the line can any living creature including bacteria or virii be reborn into higher lifeforms like humans?
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@DIXIGRL (86)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I've always leaned toward reincarnation. My proof was my daughter, she has always seemed to me that she is an old soul. However I believe that even in rebirth with reincarnation there still must be new life. I also don't believe all souls are reborn. There is a reason for rebirth. I in no way delude myself that reincarnation is real because how can we really ever know? But I feel the same about "god", how can we really know? With any religious belief we must realize that faith in something is only useful if it gives us comfort, it reincarnation, god or any other "religion" doesn't give your comfort and peace of mind, you should look to another religion or belief.
• Belgium
11 Oct 07
I'm perfectly at ease without any religion whatsoever. I don't want to die but I accept it as part of life
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• Philippines
11 Jan 08
Nope. Reincarnation only happens to someone who attained Buddhahood. It doesn't only happen to someone who wants it. It happens for a definite reason. If your not qualified, you won't be reincarnated.
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• Belgium
11 Jan 08
Ok, but what happens with you if you don't reincarnate? And how does it explain the growing population?
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I don't particularly believe that. I'm not a Buddhist but do believe in reincarnation, and I don't believe that only a person who attains Buddhahood achieves reincarnation...that to me is the equivalent of a Christian of a certain sect who believes only they will go to heaven while everyone goes to hell..gee, hell would sure be crowded then
@owlwings (38153)
• Cambridge, England
14 Jan 08
@iceblade. You are wrong, I'm afraid. In Buddhist belief, one is reincarnated many times UNTIL one achieves enlightenment, that is Buddhahood. After that there is no more reincarnation (I suspect, unless one desires it).
• United States
11 Jan 08
Without religious conceptualization and that biblical idealogy, accept reincarnation for what it is: the continuous carnating of soul energy not as the same person but a new and different person each time the soul renews itself perfectly explaining why there is an over-population problem ! sharing the light and happy new year, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment_Advisor, B.A. Psych/M.A. Transpersonal Studies- Cnslng/Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Freelance extraordinaire http://www.enlightenment-psych.net/paranormal.htm
• Philippines
3 Jan 08
I do not believe in reincarnation. I believe in God and the Holy Bible as the word of God. There is no reincarnation in the Holy Bible and reincarnation is not possible if we follow the Holy Bible.
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• Belgium
3 Jan 08
Yes but that expects total acceptance of what the bible says. Now that in itself is open to debate as the way the bible came into existence is something that needs to be looked at carefully. I have done research into that area and what you find is really eyeopening. I respect everyones faith but nobody should believe anything without doing some research as blind faith is dangerous.
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@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I was brought up to believe that reincarnation does not exist but now that I am an adult I have my own beliefs and views on things. In a way I would like to believe that it exists because it fascinates me that we can be re-born again and again. To me the things that cannot be proved are ones I like to believe in and research and learn more about. I do believe in God but there are so many things I would love to learn about. You bring up and interesting point. With all of the new births every day it makes you wonder if these are brand new souls or re-incarnated souls. Like the first person who responded said about her daughter being an old soul, I sometimes think my niece is an old soul and has been re-incarnated many times. The reason I think this is because she has always spoken like an adult. She is only 11 years old and acts more grown up than her own mother, lol. She just seems so smart and is so compassionate towards others feelings. She just reminds me of someone who has been through it all and has lived so long, yet she is so young. It is hard to say whether or not re-incarnation does exist but sometimes I like to believe it is true. To think that I might have lived long ago and experienced other things that I cannot even possibly imagine! It is fascinating, isn't it? Great discussion. I love talking about things like this. :)
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• Belgium
3 Jan 08
I'm probably a new soul as I'm very immature even at my age of 35 LOL
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• United States
14 Jan 08
Jesus spoke of 'many heavens'. * That leads me to a Multiverse, multiple dimensions, or many Earths or many planets with people or other sources of souls. In this big Universe, I don't think Earth is the only source of souls/life. * As Earth gains in population, a planet/dimension/other-Earth is loosing population.
• Belgium
14 Jan 08
Ok that is a far fetched theory but a possibility nonetheless
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• United States
15 Jan 08
As a wise man once said, there are ALWAYS possibilities!
@lucgeta (925)
• France
24 Dec 07
That's trick, what about every life is a new life and soul and somehow by any reasons a couple of souls get back to earth participating in others peoples life - maybe a bribe is involved to get a second chance ... lol. Why the number of souls grows? The same reasons the number of star grows, they are being created - blow by HIMSELF if you wish. Animals are completely different they react to the environment, they swim searching for cold or hot water and have very delicate sensors for that. Once ruined they end up stuck on beaches no one has ever seem them before. Good and interesting discussion.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
19 Jan 08
Hello dear onedollar. I am not sure whether there is reincarnation or not. But I often hear people say that when one is a good person, he will be sent to the good place where he will be led to and vice versa. I think that we still need to get more answers from scientists to see what they explain about this interesting puzzling issue. Thanks for your interesting discussion, dear onedollar.
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@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
16 Jan 08
well it just shows that reincarnation is not true.right?or can one reincarnates in more than one person?
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I think you might be taking the standpoint of reincarnation as the idea being that we only reincarnate here, on Earth. Being the science buff and have a love for astronomy and therefore the belief that we aren't the only form of intelligence in the entire universe, who is to say that "souls" don't incarnate elsewhere? and not just Earth? I know that might sound like an outlandish concept to you, but like gee could it explain why we have super geniuses? That their souls came from intelligent life forms way far in advance than our own human species?? Just a thought there :)
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