February 9, 2015
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Recently, I’ve had a slight uptick in my interest in reincarnation. Reincarnation is something I’ve believed in for some time now. If you’re curious about it, you can read a few books like Many Lives, Many Masters and Elementary Theosophy, or read case studies of verified reincarnates at http://www.iisis.net.
The Internet is making rediscovery of past lives all the easier, and I was wondering if there should be created a website where a person could voluntarily submit their information to be discovered when researching past lives.
Some of the data points that could be recorded would be:
- Facial photos at different ages
- Birthmarks or significant scars
- Date of birth (and death if submitted by estate executor)
- Natural talents or skills
I could see that someone could set up their own profile and set a “publish date”, so their personal information wouldn’t be searchable until after an expected death. It seems like most people reincarnate between 50-100 years after death, so you could set a publish date far into the future.
One of the issues is, what will the website be in 50-100 years? Will it be around and if so, it will be run on whatever the current technology is for the era. Fascinating to think of that possibility.
The larger issue is, what would anyone get out of this? It seems that reincarnates don’t really care about their past lives. It’s probably a nice curiosity, and may be beneficial in working through irrational fears, but for the most part, your lives are not a continuance of a single life.
I think the broader message that needs to be made is that reincarnation is a real thing. And by realizing and accepting this, racism, classism, sexism, and hatred should subside. After all, you have no guarantee of what body you are going to come back into. What if Nazis knew their next life could be that of a Jew? What if Boko Haram or any other Islam extremists knew that they could come back on the other side of the fight?
January 23, 2012
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Driving home late last night, I caught a glimpse of a billboard. As tired as I was, I didn’t get a chance to read what was on the sign, but billboards being what they are, I noticed the image on it. The image showed a standing pregnant woman, holding her package, and Michelangelo’s “hand of god” reaching out to her, complete with E.T. glowing fingertip.
Now, I live in Florida, which has a fair amount of religiousness, and I’m pretty much used to to the fetus billboards that say “Your baby’s heart is already beating!!!!!!!!” However, this billboard got me pretty riled up. It was broadcasting the message that now that you are pregnant, God is right there with you.
So where was God a few months ago when you were getting boned by some guy you met at a party? Where was God when you were grinding on that guy a few hours earlier? Who was there when you were downing shots like water that night? Who was watching over you when you were picking out the hottest, sexiest outfit for the party?
If certain people are going to imply that being pregnant is a religious experience, then they have to accept that God either approved, condoned, or encouraged the manner in which the pregnancy occurred.