CV75 Posted October 8, 2020 Report Share Posted October 8, 2020 22 minutes ago, brotherofJared said: That statement could easily be constructed as an argument for reincarnation. Spirits don't die, do they? That state of being will never end. There is no death of our spirits and can never be an end. But that is not true of our mortality. This state has a beginning and an end. I'm just saying that the beginning of this state is not the same as the beginning of our spirit state. There is no reason to believe that the state of our spirits began the same as the state of our mortality even though we call those beginnings, birth. You are free to use that statement to argue for reincarnation, or evolution for that matter, just as you are free to argue for "no reproduction" given that we are all co eternal and already independently "produced." It is semantic, which isn't a bad thing. As long as we progress, we are in a state of production, and as long as we have a dynamic with those who have produced before us (parents need a baby and a baby needs parents), we are in a state of reproduction: both the parents reproduce and the germs that become the zygote reproduce; one is a reproduction "from" and the other a reproduction "to." This is why and how agency is key even though we have the veil of forgetfulness. Spirits die in that they change: advancement is death in one estate with the subsequent birth into the next. Each estate I pass through, my co-eternal self will never be the same again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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