Half of the people wholeheartedly believe in reincarnation, while the other half consider it to be a myth. Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) released a poll in the period between 1/2/14 and 2/9/15.
26,941 people were asked to respond to the following question: “Do you believe in reincarnation?” 55% of those polled doubt its existence.
Participants from the USA made up 57%, Canada – 5%, from Britain – 15%, from Australia – 6% and from other countries – 17%.
Reincarnation is the belief that when a person dies, the soul can be reborn in a new body. Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Author, TEDx speaker, and Chaplain at New York University, has the answer to the question whether we live only once: “It all depends on one’s perspective. If you think we’re nothing but chemicals with no soul, then yes, it is the end. If you believe in only one life and then it’s heaven or hell, then no. It’s especially not the end if you happen to believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation suggests this is not our first life on Earth and it’s most likely not our last.”
It’s understandable why some people think that reincarnation truly exists. According to Douglas Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, “Reincarnation offers hope to many. If we don’t get it right in this life, we have another chance the next time around.”
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, admits that there are two approaches to the issue: scientific and spiritual. Science proponents are sure that biological death is the absolute end of a human life, while spiritualists assume that our bodies are homes for an eternal energetic aspect of our consciousness or soul.
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