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Reincarnation

Post by RanOverByATrain » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:08 pm

What are the arguments against it if:

You can be reincarnated into any animal.
There is no karma. It doesn't matter what you do in your lives. What animal you become is random.
You can't remember past lives.

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Post by Jebus » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:54 pm

@RanOverByATrain

Sorry I don't understand your question. Is your first line supposed to read "What are the arguments against the following:"
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Post by Jamie in Chile » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm

arguments against it means why might this be a bad idea? or why can't it be true?

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Post by teo123 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:50 am

RanOverByATrain wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:08 pm
What are the arguments against it if:

You can be reincarnated into any animal.
There is no karma. It doesn't matter what you do in your lives. What animal you become is random.
You can't remember past lives.
How can that animal be you in any sense? The usual definition of a person in modern philosophy is some sort of psychological continuity.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:25 am

teo123 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:50 am
RanOverByATrain wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:08 pm
What are the arguments against it if:

You can be reincarnated into any animal.
There is no karma. It doesn't matter what you do in your lives. What animal you become is random.
You can't remember past lives.
How can that animal be you in any sense? The usual definition of a person in modern philosophy is some sort of psychological continuity.
This.

I mean, you can say this cat is the reincarnation of your grandmother, and by that mean absolutely nothing at all.

Meaningless claims like that aren't exactly false, because they carry nothing of substance that can be true. It's more or less just redefining the notion of reincarnation (and self) to strip it of any significance.
I would say, however, that if used in that way these are poor definitions because for most people they clearly mean something else.

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Post by Greatest I am » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:46 pm

RanOverByATrain wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:08 pm
What are the arguments against it if:

You can be reincarnated into any animal.
There is no karma. It doesn't matter what you do in your lives. What animal you become is random.
You can't remember past lives.
Correct, which shows the foolishness of such a belief.

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