View Poll Results: Do You Believe In Past Lives / Reincarnation?

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    Do You Believe In Past Lives / Reincarnation?

    I've been thinking of doing this thread for a while and today on facebook, somebody posted this video:

    Labrador and Dolphin swim together

    We see things like this with people as well as animals at times, two individuals who should have no connection, but go against all regular thinking and form a connection even though everyone around is scratching their head. Watching this video I wondered, "is it possible they lived a past life with one another and come hell or high water, they were going to find each other again and form a connection". Or are these types always 100% random? "Exceptions to the rule."

    Wikipedia entry on reincarnation

    So I'm curious as to what other people think about past lives and reincartion. I am definitely 100% completely unsure. I think it's a great/nice idea, but I simply just don't know what to think. How about you?
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    Yes I do. It is the Hindu in me. LOL

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    I know someone who supplements his living by telling celebs they used to be George Washington/Cleopatra/Shakespeare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    I know someone who supplements his living by telling celebs they used to be George Washington/Cleopatra/Shakespeare.
    and this is part of the reason why i dont believe people who say they lived before. no one ever says, "i used to empty chamber pots."
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    and this is part of the reason why i dont believe people who say they lived before. no one ever says, "i used to empty chamber pots."
    Too true.
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    Seriously, the books on this topic by Dr. Brian Weiss are outstanding.

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    I voted no, but "one life only" doesn't strictly fit my views. I believe in an afterlife.
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    Donno. I still haven't got flashbacks of me being a royalty in ancient times or a chicken in a coop.
    But I like to use 'afterlife' to scare my mates. Yeah, do evil and you will be reincarnated as a chicken.
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    I did a "past life regression" with a friend. What little info i gleaned from the alleged hypnosis, was of a young male working in a cold stone mill or something like that. Hard labor. It was dreary. But really I think that was my mind mimicking how I felt about my job at the time, except the hard labor part. The regressionist was way more bummed than I was that I didn't get some fabulous revelation from the whole thing. But I was the one out $90.
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    I definitely do not believe in any past lives or any after life. This is something we just make up to try and make the idea of death easier to accept. It is easier to accept death if we think we go on to a new life, even possibly here on Earth. It is just a coping mechanism, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    I did a "past life regression" with a friend.
    In my 20's, a friend of mine recommended a lady who did regressions. I remember sitting on a reclining chair and her asking me questions and nothing was coming to me. I was open to seeing what there was to see, but I was the one paying, so I wasn't going to do anything. You're the one in charge, lady. She asked questions and I waited for something magical to happen. Nothing did. So once I got just past the point of feeling awkward, I just started making **** up. I realized later that the shoemaker or whoever I was would have lived until a few years after I was born.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I definitely do not believe in any past lives or any after life. This is something we just make up to try and make the idea of death easier to accept. It is easier to accept death if we think we go on to a new life, even possibly here on Earth. It is just a coping mechanism, IMO.
    For the most part I agree with you, but I wonder if our energy or soul or whatever you want to call it could re-form someway, somehow as some other entity. It's tough to explain. I'm not spiritual at all, but the idea that we get buried and that's the end is somewhat dissatisfying. Is dissatisfying a word?
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    PeterG and Snoopy, you have been conned! Can't believe you want to 'know what's your past life'. What were you all hoping to discover? That you might have hidden a pot of gold coins in your past life?

    A friend (who is by nature diplomatic and patient) was constantly 'harassed' by a group of ardent students telling him that his afterlife would be full of good people if he believed in them. Driven to impatience, he finally told them that he's a bad guy who loved bad stuff so afterlife full of bad stuff was just fine. They finally left him alone (to rot in afterlife).
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    For the most part I agree with you, but I wonder if our energy or soul or whatever you want to call it could re-form someway, somehow as some other entity. It's tough to explain. I'm not spiritual at all, but the idea that we get buried and that's the end is somewhat dissatisfying.
    I believe in reincarnation simply because so many people have had experiences that support it. For example, a friend's daughter knew her way very well around a strange mall in a strange city.

    That said, I don't know if everyone reincarnates, or reincarnates as a person. The basic idea of energy reforming could explain reincarnation, but maybe there needs to be a lot of energy, or will to live, for a person to reincarnate.

    I've also met a few people who claim to have seen ghosts. Though I've never seen one myself, I've no reason not to believe them. One of the people (met very long ago) also had visions, or foretelling abilities, and saw things like her husband's death before it happened. Again, I had no reason not to believe her.

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    I want to know what I did in a past life to deserve such a sucky one this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaileyCatts View Post
    I want to know what I did in a past life to deserve such a sucky one this time around.
    You didn't enough good to collect brownie points? Not too late.
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    One life only..

    I would love for reincarnation to be true though... To be able to live again in the future, I guess one can only dream

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    The human brain is a strange and wonderful thing. I don't know if I believe in reincarnation. I am religious and a Christian, and I believe in life after death, but who's to say that God (however you wish to describe Him/Her) doesn't say, "OK, that was a nice try. Want to give it another go-how about being an Eskimo this time?" Makes as much sense to me as anything else. In fact, giving us a chance to improve seems like a pretty godly thing. I don't know that I believe in it.

    HOWEVER...when I started playing the piano at age 7, I was immediately infatuated with the late 18th century. The clothing, the furniture, the music. It seemed to....not familiar but just comforting beyond what art usually gives. Maybe just my imagination. But I have been obsessed with the era of about 1780 to 1830 all my life. When I was 11, I became infatuated with the American Revolution....and chose to be a Loyalist! I've been studying the war and several British figures in it all my life-I'm 64. Maybe it's just a fun hobby. Who knows? I have had the tour guide at the Cowpens Battlefield in upstate SC tell me I'm the reincarnation of Banastre Tarleton, but I thought that was pretty funny!

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    So if it can be 'proven' that, in a previous life you were criminal 'X', society should hold you criminally responsible and put you on trial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    So if it can be 'proven' that, in a previous life you were criminal 'X', society should hold you criminally responsible and put you on trial?
    that would be a great movie/book plot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    The human brain is a strange and wonderful thing. I don't know if I believe in reincarnation. I am religious and a Christian, and I believe in life after death, but who's to say that God (however you wish to describe Him/Her) doesn't say, "OK, that was a nice try. Want to give it another go-how about being an Eskimo this time?" Makes as much sense to me as anything else. In fact, giving us a chance to improve seems like a pretty godly thing.
    If I believed in God, I'd think pretty much the samething. That God is all-knowing and all-powerful and anything and everything that does exist or could exist would be His work. And that God would be all-loving, so if He felt that some people getting multiple chances to experience...whatever (anything, really) then that is what would be. And God would be all-secure, so He would not care at all if anyone ever questioned Him. As often as they so wished. I also think that if God's will was for some to lead multiple lives, it wouldn't always necessarily be because they did something wrong. Maybe through an accident, or even sacrificing one's self when another was in mortal danger, etc. someone died too early of a death and God granted them another opportunity. He's all-powerful. He's allowed that!

    Quote Originally Posted by BaileyCatts View Post
    I want to know what I did in a past life to deserve such a sucky one this time around.
    Maybe in your past life you weren't able to accept that you have what it takes to make so much out of your life through hard work and determination and you're back again to embrace this?

    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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