I mean to offend no religious folk, as I respect you all. However, let us stray away from the Bible or other teachings for this answer if the person asking the question wishes. Or, at least, I will attempt to.
I personally do not believe in reincarnation, but I do believe in the paranormal. However, if you believe in reincarnation, I will assume it true to help your cause.
If reincarnation were to be true, I would think it impossible to truly remember the past life. Why? Well, the way the brain works is on impulses and shocks sent throughout. When you are born, even if it is not the first time, you would receive a new brain, since that's the way the birthing process works unless you're a Phoenix. Seriously though, just thinking logically I would say not.
However, would a psychic be able to tell? Well, you would have to assume that you also believe in psychics, people will the ability to see the past and future. It is my personal belief that they work on a studied system that works well for them. I believe them to be educated and intelligent, but not an all-seeing being. What I mean is that they work in the same way that astrologers do. They are vague in their words, but specific enough to be convincing. We do not remember the days that the psychic or astrologer is wrong, but on the rare occasion that they are right, we panic and think they are beings of God themselves. I'm exaggerating a little here, but with good purpose. I mean, psychics that talk about the past life always talk about how you were something great. They would never tell someone they were an auto mechanic that made minimum wage and died from over-stressing. No, you were definitely a King or something great and magnificent.
Think about it a little deeper. Truly look into your beliefs and try to think of what seems right. To me, with logic, it would seem that the psychics are almost scamming you (though they can act like therapists in certain situations) and that remembering the past life would simply be impossible. However, this would also mean you would have to believe in reincarnation, which is a long stretch as well. Could your soul truly find a new body? If you tell me that souls simply find new bodies when people are born, then how is the population able to expand?
Really, such a subject is open to interpretation and cannot be met with a straight answer that isn't an opinion. However, I feel as if people would find my answer to be straight forward enough and logically sane that reincarnation, the past life, and a psychic's ability to truly tell the past and future, are all pretty unlikely, if not completely impossible.
Didn't mean to offend or disrespect anyone, so I apologize if I did so.
· 8 years ago