Re: Unitarian, reincarnation, etc.

From: Moorad Alexanian (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 10:14:20 EDT

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    I have met many friends who are Unitarians. Unitarians are smart people.
    However, if you "add" them all up you end up with zero. It is just like
    adding a bunch of non-zero vectors whose vector sum is zero. Am I
    simplifying things? Moorad

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    From: bivalve <>
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    Date: Friday, September 08, 2000 9:59 AM
    Subject: Unitarian, reincarnation, etc.

    >I believe that the modern unitarians generally have their roots in
    non-trinitarian Reformation-era splinter groups. A friend from Hungary
    mentioned that there was even one group there that essentially reverted to
    Judaism, to the extent that it was exterminated by the Nazis. Today,
    Unitarians are not necessarily strong on the existence of any god, much less
    a trinity. I would guess, but do not know, that this reflects a strong
    Enlightenment deistic influence rather than simple linear descent from the
    Reformation heretics.
    >There may be some connection to more science-related threads in that some
    theistic Unitarians actually take an ID-like approach, at least on the
    individual level, i.e. the nice fellow upstairs does nice things with
    >On reincarnation, the topic seems strangely familiar...
    >Seriously, there is a minor thread of reincarnation within the
    Judeo-Christian tradition, with the suggestion that Elijah's return was to
    be by reincarnation or that John the Baptist was Elijah reincarnated.
    Calvin cites this in his commentary in order to criticize it. Scientific
    evidence, especially archaeology, can disprove a lot of reincarnation
    claims, along the lines already noted-actual memories of a previous
    existence ought to be accurate; statistically most people ought to be
    reincarnations of ordinary people, etc.
    >Dr. David Campbell
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