Posted: Mar 25, 2010 9:28 am
by tnjrp
Autumn Clouds wrote:So, I've searched but found out the idea of Rebirth gets dissmised easily as "mumbo jumbo", I could see why, and try to but just can't see it. Maybe I'm still deluded after all, if you guys could help me out I'll be really greatful
Lack of compelling evidence springs to mind as the most obvious reason people dismiss rebirth/reincarnation as "mumbo jumbo". I don't see how it can be positively ruled out tho so I'm sure it's just a "colloquial" way of dismissing stuff you lack belief in.

There seems to be more evidence for rebirth than there is for nihilism or eternal perpetuity as a permanent form
While I'm pretty sure what you are getting at here, I'm pretty sure "nihilism" is not the right word to use in this context. Maybe more @ "materialism"? Anyway, I'm sure the idea is that, to quote Burach's Half Way Round, "when you're dead, you're dead", right?

Anyway, let's have a look at this "more evidence" there is for rebirth above that for "dead-is-dead" or "eternal perpetuity" then, shall we? I do hope Shakespeare and Gauss aren't "it"... Over to you.