Theology

United States
April 23, 2009 3:50pm CST
I remember seeing a video on a young boy who remembered his past life. He knew the names of his family, where they used to live, and exactly when he died. When the family hired an investigator to see if he was right about everything that he was saying, it turned out that he was absolutely on target! Since I had never really looked into reincarnation, I was a bit confused on how he could know something like that. So I looked into reincarnation and was extremely suprised when I did. Some religions believe that when you die, if you have not learned everything that you were meant to learn, then you go to your heaven for one hundred years for every one year that you lived on earth, and then when you are done living out what you did not get to fulfill here on earth, your memory gets reset and you get reincarnated. Now tell me, which would you be more comfortable with. Having multiple lives and chances to get it right, but you can't remember either of your past lives unless you got a past life regression, which is basically where a hypnotist hypontizes you so that you can remember your past life, or one life with the ability to remember everything and then going to heaven forever?
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@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
i am just wondering why your topic is theology and the content is reincarnation. Is this one of your subjects in theology? However I like to see that video. Thanks
• United States
24 Apr 09
Yes this is one the subjects in my college class right now. We are currently debating God and the arguement of reincarnation, which is what sparked this question.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
23 Apr 09
You do know that a hypnotist has the power of suggestion. He cannot make you do anything that is well engrained in your subconscious, like kill someone. He can however make strong suggestions about your past and influence your memory to the point that you truly believe that what he is telling you is real. Especially if you have many sessions with him. As for me, I think I like things the way they really are. We do not know what is coming and there is a reason for that. I want it to stay that way. Shalom~Adoniah
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Thank~you for Best Response Santiago Sky! Shalom~Adoniah
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
Hi SantiagoSky, I am not surprised, as I've heard of children remembering past lives before, in fact I have know two people who had such memories as children. Although I didn't have any such memories, I did have a feeling that this wasn't my home and although I had a loving family, often felt lonely. I know that some religions teach reincarnation, but have never heard of it in the way you mention it. It may surprise some people to know that many Christians also believe in reincarnation and that there is considerable proof that many of the early fathers of the church also believed in it. As for the Bible, one person can read reincarnation into it and another can read it right out again. Christians who read church history will learn that it was not until the six century that the church banned all teaching of reincarnation. Personally I feel that we have all lived hundreds, maybe thousands of lives on this earth, and since time only exists in this dimension, it would have no meaning in the spirit world. As for being able to remember past lives, I feel that it would be very detrimental to our present life. Just imagine how it would feel to know that you had been a mass murderer in a past life. If you give the idea some thought it would soon become obvious why a forgetting would be necessary. Blessings.