What do you think about this....

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    Jul 21, 2009 10:57 AM GMT
    Do you believe in past lives? I have been reading about it lately and curious to see others view points.
  • Pheo

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    Jul 21, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    I'm not sure. It's half and half for me. We understand so much more than what we really should when we're children. But then again so does reading and such. I'm on the borderline. It's a theory of yes and no.
  • creature

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    Jul 21, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    No.

    I think in some cases it has to do with a fascination and infatuation of a person, place, and time.
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    Jul 21, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    creature saidNo.

    I think in some cases it has to do with a fascination and infatuation of a person, place, and time.


    A LOT of times actually. How many women were Cleopatra back then for example? icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 21, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
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    creature saidNo.

    I think in some cases it has to do with a fascination and infatuation of a person, place, and time.


    A LOT of times actually. How many women were Cleopatra back then for example? icon_razz.gif


    The Octomom was Angelina Jolie in her past life! Fucking incredible, huh?
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    Jul 21, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    Reincarnation is in the same catagory as religion.


    Man has always wanted to believe there is some sort of afterlife.
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    Jul 22, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    There was this doctor who traveled the globe interviewing kids who have memories of their past lives but forgot them as they grew older. Apparently he has "verified" that an uncanny percentage of these stories were real. Even the great skeptic of our time, Carl Sagon, admits he's on to something. Just some food for thought.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson
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    Jul 22, 2009 5:41 AM GMT
    flex89 said
    Sedative said
    creature saidNo.

    I think in some cases it has to do with a fascination and infatuation of a person, place, and time.


    A LOT of times actually. How many women were Cleopatra back then for example? icon_razz.gif


    The Octomom was Angelina Jolie in her past life! Fucking incredible, huh?


    Wait...

    She's not dead yet!
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    Jul 22, 2009 5:42 AM GMT
    I was probably Caligula in a former life. Though the psychic that read three of my past lives actually told me I was very sweet, kind, thoughtful and caring in the three of them she viewed. But who's gonna believe that?icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    dougyang saidThere was this doctor who traveled the globe interviewing kids who have memories of their past lives but forgot them as they grew older. Apparently he has "verified" that an uncanny percentage of these stories were real. Even the great skeptic of our time, Carl Sagon, admits he's on to something. Just some food for thought.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson


    I'm not sure Carl Sagan was known as "the great skeptic of our time." He's more known as an astronomer and exobiologist. And he's been dead for 13 years now.

    As for my own beliefs, I'm open to the possibility. But there are more people on the planet now than ever before. If our souls keep getting recycled, who are all these other people?

    There are aspects of Buddhism like this that I'm open to the idea, and make more sense to me than the Christian and other monotheistic models, but I haven't seen enough evidence one way or the other. So, while open to it, it's been yet to be proven to me.
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    Jul 22, 2009 7:24 AM GMT
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    I'm not sure Carl Sagan was known as "the great skeptic of our time." He's more known as an astronomer and exobiologist. And he's been dead for 13 years now.
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    Well Carl Sagan was the author of "The Demon Haunted World", what most consider to be the greatest book on the scientific method ever written. A skeptic's bible, if such a thing exists. Perhaps i may have embellished his title a little too much, but he's still a figure who carries some weight.
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    Jul 22, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    No, I don't believe in past lives, nor reincarnation, else I would remember who I was and what I did back then.
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    Jul 22, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    Would our spirit know everything that had been stored in the brain of our previous incarnation?

    :arched eyebrow:
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    Jul 22, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    Personally, I think people are born with a culmination of energy from previous forms and when they die that energy (plus what was gathered throughout life) is redistributed into other forms. I suppose the notion of a soul would be a manifestation of some types of energies converging. So an "old soul" might be someone who received more of certain types of energy earlier or faster than your average person.

    But I don't think it is as simple as a singular "past life".

    Just a thought from a sample size of one.
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    Jul 22, 2009 11:14 PM GMT
    i have a co-worker who believes in like spirit guides etc. and he believes in past lives. he said that his friend, who does psychic readings, told him that ppl who ask about there past lives usually go crazy because they find out how "they" died and how it happened etc. and they just go crazy
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    Jul 22, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    manofsteel18765 saidDo you believe in past lives? I have been reading about it lately and curious to see others view points.



    I'd like to come back as your underwear.

    (rawr!)
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    Jul 25, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 said
    manofsteel18765 saidDo you believe in past lives? I have been reading about it lately and curious to see others view points.



    I'd like to come back as your underwear.

    (rawr!)


    I really wouldn't want to come back to earth here after I have passed on to a new perfect world of total peace and happiness where there is not fighting, but everyone gets along with each other and loves each other like one big happy family. Who would really want to come back here after experiencing such a perfect life like that?
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    Jul 25, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    this be some serious shit.

    when they say that energy is neither created or destroyed, just changes form.... what happens to our bodies energy/soul/whatever you wanna call it when we die?

    my brain hurts
  • Delivis

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    Jul 25, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    No, absolutely no evidence for it. Pure superstition and wishful thinking.
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    Jul 26, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    tinymike said
    when they say that energy is neither created or destroyed, just changes form.... what happens to our bodies energy/soul/whatever you wanna call it when we die?


    It's dissipated into the environment as heat.

    => I don't believe in past lives.
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    Jul 26, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    tinymike saidthis be some serious shit.

    when they say that energy is neither created or destroyed, just changes form.... what happens to our bodies energy/soul/whatever you wanna call it when we die?

    my brain hurts


    The body returns to dust from which it came. The soul is immortal.
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    Aug 02, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    well i believe in it

    when it is in a movie or a plot in a fiction novel, that is
  • cbrock

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    Jan 29, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    Oh... who really knows? I'm definitely curious. I believe that it could be real, but it might not be either. there's my non stance - lol