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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Cosmos apparently believes in reincarnation....

Felt called to respond to John Ankerburg’s commentary today:  “An increasing number of people now believe in some form of reincarnation. The idea that after death we can return to life once again in a higher form has gained widespread appeal. But what does the Bible say?” 

The Bible is not without reincarnation-friendly implications, but hey.  What does a rational and scientific worldview say?  In my faith we apprehend a living universe characterized everywhere by cyclicity -- from waveform and subatomic orbital and spin through celestial orbits and the tides and seasons they mediate and, between these, our worlds of life featuring breath, pulse, brainwaves, cellular division, reproductive cycles, sleep and hibernation, the opening and closing of flowers, all this on and on ad infinitum.  If there is a word the vibrant universe shouts, it is "again."  Of all known phenomena, it is difficult to cite anything that happens but once; indeed, the mind-boggling multiplicity and abundance of stars, to say nothing of atoms, suggests a style and general rule consistent with reincarnation.  One can't fault a prescientific desert people for having a narrower point of view, since they had no idea of the vastness, nor of the nature of the cosmos.
Photo borrowed from this uplifting Facebook page: The Mayan Ouroboros: The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle

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