Re: Unitarian, reincarnation, etc.

From: Graham Richard Pointer (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 10:34:46 EDT

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    On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, bivalve wrote:

    > 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.
    I read a magazine article on people who claimed to have had past lives. It
    was amazing how they'd been influential in their "past lives"- none of
    them seemed to have been part of the hoi polloi.

    > Dr. David Campbell
    > "Old Seashells"
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    Graham Richard Pointer
    Dept of Physics and Astronomy
    North Haugh
    St Andrews
    KY16 9SS

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