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A few thoughts on reincarnation
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
07:52:45 GMT

There's a variety of reasons why I don't like the thought of reincarnating.

But, one of the top reasons is because of worldwide poverty. According to this page (which I so often link to), at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. (Or, in other words, less than about $3650 per year.)

So, that might mean the odds of being reborn into wealth, or even just acceptable comfort, might be rather slim.

But even if poverty didn't exist, an eternal heavenly afterlife would still sound much better to me than reincarnation. (Even though I'm agnostic.)

I wonder if sincere reincarnation believers tend to be more kind, caring, fair, and altruistic than the average person?

If you truly believe you're going to have to come back to this world, and be reborn as who knows what, that's a pretty strong incentive to try to make the world a better, fairer place for everyone - not just certain privileged groups.

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