Some questions to ask yourself!

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  1. Andyp323

    Andyp323 New Member

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    Have you ever been to India or any 3rd world country?

    Have you seen the condition of people living there under poverty line?

    Do you think if those people had souls, their souls would have actually decided to go though this kind of hard life? Or it was because these poor people had sex without protection and made more babies? What makes more sense?

    Have you heard of women getting raped and killed every other day in these countries?

    Have you heard of couple Honor killings because of marrying in different religion in these countries? Do you think those people’s soul decided to go though this?

    Do you really believe there is some god sitting in the sky puninshing people for their bad karma? What’s the reason that an infant is born blind? God wanted to punish a child? If so then a cockroach is better than this god.

    Open your eyes and ask these questions and then decide if their really can be an afterlife and reincarnation.

    If reincarnation was true it would have been proved by scientists long back.
    The memories that you all are talking about are all “false memories” which are created by your brain. Read about DNA memory. The energy that an ant has is the same energy that humans have.

    The earth population has never decreased in thousands of years, nobody has an answer to where the new souls are coming from?



    Live your life in this moment as there is no tomorrow.
     
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    SeaAndSky Senior Registered

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    Hi Andy,

    Welcome to the board. It seems unlikely that you will stay long; however, everyone deserves a welcome.

    Cordially,
    S&S

    PS--It would be absurd for you to assume that we are not, in general, aware of all of the facts and arguments you have listed. If you choose to stay, you may find out why we (nonetheless) believe in many of the things you seemingly abhor. Whether you will find anyone who has the energy or inclination to debate with you on these matters is, however, another matter. Still, it may be so. Your arguments and style point towards a youthful writer. That is in your favor.
     
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    Stewardess Ester Ősz Senior Member

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    Why? You can deside for your self what you want to think and belive about your life. But not for others. We can all belive what we want.

    And the poor people in third world countries: who are you to tell the deepest reason for their lifes? And people living in rich western countries dont have their difficulties, you think?

    You are blind if you want to live for the moment. All these souls, all these people, all these moments now are here for you. This world and this life is the endless present to you. So that you shall see and you shall learn the truth about reality, existence and life.
     
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    There are sufferings here on earth that make no sense, only on a soul level it does. It's good to know you care for people who suffer and for the injustice in the world. If you don't have any past life memories yourself I can understand that you may not believe in it. Your time will come when you will see things differently, if not in this life, perhaps the next ;)
    There are plenty of evidence based books about reincarnation, but like much in this life it is always up to what you yourself chose to believe.
    Why we are more people? One belief is that as we as souls has evolved we will split and have multiple simultaneous lives, so many of us are at a more advanced stage than we were before, which make sense because we have been around for so long, it had to happen, sooner or later.

    Best Wishes
    Li-la
     
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    Without hardships, we learn nothing and our souls remain stagnant in their growth.

    As far as new souls go, the universe is teeming with life, many of whom choose to come here. Earth is a hard place to live in, but it's a rewarding one.

    None of us have all the answers and we know that.
     
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    SeaAndSky Senior Registered

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    Hi Andy,

    Here I am between the project just finished and the one that I don't want to begin. So, time for a break! ;) In any case, the philosophical/theological area that pertains to your question is as old as humanity, and is referred to as Theodicy = why is there evil in the world and/or why does a "good" god (or gods) allow evil in the world. You might want to start at Wikipedia on "Theodicy", but needless to say, any real study of the issue and the various answers posited will probably take another 10 years or so (if you want to pursue it that long).

    By chance, I just happened to read a relevant article in "Atlantic" magazine earlier today: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/a...ahoo&utm_campaign=yahoo-non-hosted&yptr=yahoo

    Here are some relevant quotes:

    If you are talking with someone who . . . wants to disprove God on this basis, Keller offered a more direct answer. Citing the philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Keller said that if you believe in God, evil and suffering are a great problem, “but if you don’t believe in God, it’s a bigger one.” To believe in evil requires a belief in moral absolutes grounded in some transcendent truth. If that doesn’t exist, then how do you even define evil?

    “If there is no God, then evil and suffering and violence are perfectly natural,” Keller told me. “The weak are killed off; the stronger survive. That’s the way the world is. There is no right and wrong—there is just what is. To believe that some things that happen are evil requires some supernatural standard of good—something from outside of nature—by which to judge which natural things are truly natural and which things are unnatural. . . .

    This theological argument doesn’t explain why God allows evil and suffering; it only claims that you can’t use evil and suffering to disprove the existence of God. “That’s all they can do,” Keller said. “That’s it, and that’s not much. It’s the cross that helps us actually live this life. That’s what matters.”

    Staying with this line of inquiry, I asked Keller to sketch the limitations of or problems with the secular view of scientism (the belief that science is the only source of real knowledge) and materialism (that physical matter is the fundamental reality).

    Keller told me that recent books such as Science and the Good, by James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky, and Atheist Overreach, by Christian Smith, do a good job of making the case that has also been made by the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas.

    In a nutshell, their point is that science can tell you what you can do and how to do it efficiently, but it can never tell you whether you ought to do it. Science can’t get you from the “is” to the “ought”; it can’t give us a basis for morality. And if science and objective human reasoning can’t give us that, Keller told me, “we will not be able to order our society without recourse to religion or faith of some kind.”

    Obviously, this is just one brief foray into the subjects you are discussing. You could literally spend the rest of your life studying these issues and trying to resolve them. However, one thing to know: materialism cannot provide any answer outside of mere nihilism.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     

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