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Jul 06, 1995 03:49 PM

by FRDHVY

Adam, As I reread your comments of 6-27-95 in response to my question regarding proof of the impossibility to prove the un-truth of the concept of reincarnation, I see that you have thought through the basis of your belief in the un-truth of the concept of reincarnation, however I find you have not addressed the question I posed: Is there a logical proof that it is impossible to prove the concept of reincarnation? Or, in your words, if you so choose, is there a logical proof that it is impossible to prove a "causal link" between one life and another? While I am unaware of the existence of any logical proof of the truth of the concept of reincarnation, I am equally unaware of the existence of any logical proof that it is impossible to prove the truth of reincarnation. The fact that "I" am incapable of proving any given stataement or concept is not proof that it is impossible for someone to prove that statement or concept. (The proof of this statement is found in the demonstration of a single statement "I" am incapable of proving, but which has been proven by someone else. There are any number of textbooks of advanced mathematics devoted to my ignorance - hence, this statement is proven to be true...) I am not interested in intuitive or subjective arguements, rather pure logic to address this problem. Otherwise, our efforts to "educate" or "enlighten" others remain doomed to failure as coercive, self serving, and demeaning charades. We are, after all, seeking truth. (An aside- opinions and emotions should not be denied. We are all entitled to have opinions and feel emotions. It makes little difference in the life of the Universe as a whole, if I, as an individual, choose to believe or deny the concept of reincarnation, while it might make a real difference in how I live my life as an individual. I would like to decide what I choose to accept as true based on logic rather than emotion. If there is a convincing logical proof about reincarnation, or a proof that there is no proof, I would find that helpful as I continue with the reest of my life. It seems to me that most of the arguements I have seen on the subject are emotional or subjective, or both.) Please enlighten me. Love and light, Fred

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