The Unrepentant Individual

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August 5, 2006


Reincarnation

I was struck with a thought today. Hindus believe that we are reincarnated, and our souls traverse human and animal form based on how virtuous or “deserving” we are, right? Humans being the highest non-deity form.

And human population is increasing. Thus, we all must be continuously improving, right, or else we’d all be animals within a couple generations!

What about extinction of species? I don’t think I want to look at it as a negative anymore. Think about how many more people we can potentially have now that we don’t have to worry about the dodo birds allocating souls?

Of course, the Hindus could have it wrong, with humans being well down the chain, and we’re just a bunch of wicked former elephants…

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:23 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || Trackback URL || Categories: Religion, Snark

3 Comments

  1. Hahaha, that’s my moment of zen for the day right there.

    Comment by Mike — August 5, 2006 @ 12:06 pm
  2. Sounds like you may have been sampling the latest brew a little too much…

    Comment by TF Stern — August 5, 2006 @ 4:36 pm
  3. lol

    something else to add to your thoughts. The hindus believe in four major periods from the birth to the death of the universe. Each successive stage gives birth to greater and greater amounts of chaos/destruction/sin/evil whatever.

    The length of the kali yuga (the current one) is roughly the same as the length of time that homo heidelbergensis (the first smart hominid) and its descendants (us and neandertals) have been on this planet. They also say that the evil will grow exponentially toward the end of the Kali yuga. We’re near the end, and the human population is growing exponentially.

    coincidence? I think not. People are the root of all evil. Our capacity for elightenment and release from samsara is balanced by our equally large capacity for destruction and sin. more humans just means more chaos.

    Comment by IndianCowboy — August 8, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

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