Reincarnation vs. Christianity

Posted: May 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

You can tell from the title that this is going to be some controversial shit, right here. To any faithful Christians reading this post, I would like to apologize in advance for the argument I am supporting. But hey, it’s my territory and there’s a little concept most Christian extremists don’t/can’t grasp: freedom of speech when it comes to preaching an increasingly popular Eastern doctrine.

Today, many Westerners (including Christians) are adopting this doctrine because frankly, it’s more appealing than the ever-guilty ways of Christianity and the after-death sentences of heaven, purgatory, and hell. And, if you think about it, reincarnation just makes more sense (arguments to support that statement in just a moment) than believing everything in a book not even written by Jesus himself. The funny thing is that reincarnation is at times a recurring motif in the Bible but apparently not as much as it once was:

“Many people wonder what the Bible has to say about reincarnation. The Bible is surprisingly silent on the topic of reincarnation, neither offering support for reincarnation nor debunking it. Some people claim that this is because the passages about reincarnation were removed from the Bible. Arguments about whether the Bible supports reincarnation can be made either way.”
source: http://www.ehow.com/about_4587734_what-does-bible-say-reincarnation.html

So, if those arguments can go either way, why do the majority of Christians scoff at the idea of reincarnation? Many Christians use Hebrews 9:27 to back themselves up, stating: “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…”
But what about other verses from the Bible that imply a positive depiction of reincarnation?

“1) Matthew 11,14 and 17,12-13, concerning the identity of John the Baptist;
2) John 9,2, “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”;
3) John 3,3, “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again”;
4) James 3,6, “the wheel of nature”;
5) Galatians 6,7, “A man reaps what he sows”;
6) Matthew 26,52, “all who draw the sword will die by the sword”;
7) Revelation 13,10, “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed.””

source: http://www.comparativereligion.com/reincarnation3.html

Please tell me you can see the connections between all of these verses. I’ll take a crack at showing you anyway:

1) Explained in the main source.
2) How could the man have sinned first THEN been born blind as punishment? It probably implies that he must have sinned in his past life to have deserved his just reward.
3) People believe that in order to become more like God, the soul would have to gain experience through living more than just one life. Sounds kind of familiar, huh? *POINTS TO JOHN 3,3*
4) According to Christianity, we live once, die, have our corpses buried six feet underground while our souls sleep there, awaiting Jesus to reappear just before the world ends. What the hell happened to the “wheel of nature”?

The bike used by a true Christian to make life harder and more confusing.

5) This one is just way too easy. And karma doesn’t exist. Pfft.
6) #5 and #6 are like fraternal twins!
7) Way too complex for me to explain in simple words. You’re just going to have to look it up yourselves.

Reincarnation also explains why some people are born fortunate while others dwell miserably in their unfortunate lives (much like the man who was born blind and women born in Saudi Arabia…)

Facebook Tag must be a bitch.

…why others are born with extraordinary, innate talents that others can’t even dream of accomplishing with years of practice, and why some infants are prodigies while others are average! One soul’s experiences can vary considerably from another’s. Maybe not every talent we have is “God-given”.

James must have done something horrible because I’m NOT enjoying my current body though some aspects of my present life are wonderful. Really, it could be worse. I could have ended up an octopus or something!

Oh, wait. -.-‘

– The Sandman.

P.S. I apologize again to anyone I might have offended in this post. It really wasn’t intended but someone’s gotta do it.

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Comments
  1. Random Person says:

    How considerate of you to apologise all the time lol. Nice arguments to support reincarnation. I always thought Christianity was a little over the top.

  2. tofy says:

    Nice job gurl, i am actually following ur blog now! O, and btw U made a grammar mistake (once a year 4 u) in ur point numba 5. Anywho, it’s so cute that u r being extra careful nt 2 offend anyone… ah the peaceful pisces… I like the argument of kids born talented and linking that 2 re-incarnation… and u have a good body, don’t trash urself on ur own damn blog ramleeyi.

    • thesandman16 says:

      Haha, thank you for pointing out the mistake, Tofy.
      The thing is, I always make mistakes but I proofread at the end to find them. I didn’t proofread this time because I wwas way too tired.
      And when I said body, I didn’t mean “I have a bad figure”, I meant I don’t really enjoy everything this body has to offer i.e. being female, being large, living in Lebanon, etc.

      – Sandy

  3. Omar says:

    lol nice..
    yeah fix the number 5 mistake
    and i kind of agree with the bible proof
    but try to take the time to explain number 7.. telling people to look it up themselves makes your argument weaker, as if you don’t know what it means
    its easy though, its kind of the same concept of 6 and 5
    good job habibti ❤

  4. Omar says:

    “Facebook tag must be a bitch” xD

  5. Brandon says:

    Hate to say this Sandy, but the arguments you are using can all be countered very easily, they COULD mean what you are suggesting just as easily as they could mean something else. Don’t you think all holy books can be interpreted many different ways? Well I didn’t read the sources, but based on the information directly in the blog, this is what I can say

    Just to show you an idea of what i mean:

    2) Well he could be questioning gods fairness, asking him why he should punish the child if he has not yet sinned.
    4) Maybe the wheel of nature was not regarding life and death, maybe just like the seasons, or anything like that.
    5) Well it could all happen in one life.
    6) Same as 5, a warrior dies in battle, this could occur in his one life

    I hope you got my point, let me know if you considered this side of the argument, I’d like your opinion:)

    • thesandman16 says:

      Of course, Brando. It can be interpreted in many ways. The will always be a multitude of perspectives. In the blog, I quoted the person who stated that “it could go either way” and that’s very true. But what people did was utterly bash the idea of reincarnation. They didn’t give it a chance. I, on the other hand, am trying to do what they failed to do and I’m trying to do it peacefully.
      But you’re right, there are many different interpretations but for the sake of my own argument, it’s natural for me to pick one side, you know?

      – Sandy.

      • Brandon says:

        Oh I see, now I understand. You were just showing that the bible can neither prove nor disprove reincarnation, as you stated in the beginning, the bible is rather neutral on the topic and says little to nothing about it. Got it, sorry for the misunderstanding:)

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