My grandmother did and I tend to lean that way myself. This is a fascinating subject to me. While we have no proof, and are unlikely to receive any, many small children know things they couldn’t possibly know that happened decades before they were born. What’s to be made of such stories?
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense that a soul would get a do-over to do better in the next life. I’m not one to believe that if you don’t get it right, you’ll spend eternity in hell. If that’s the case, how merciful is the creator?
The thought of bad people going to hell is an enticing one when you think about murderers and psychopaths who can’t reform, but then the world will always have evil characters in it, so maybe these types also get to do it all over again. It makes you think, doesn’t it?
After all, nobody is perfect, so just where do you draw the line for indiscretions that will still allow your soul to be admitted into heaven on your first attempt? No, I’m not a Buddhist, but Buddhism teachings do make a lot of sense in some areas.
Then there’s the feeling of déjà vu that happens when you go somewhere that you know you’ve never been, but you know where everything is. Has this ever happened to you? It’s happened to me a couple of times. The scene also gave me goose bumps because it was creepy to know all that stuff and know I was in a strange place.
On a different tack altogether, perhaps you create your own heaven and hell. The concept for everyone could be different because we all have different things to fear, or different ideas of what the perfect place is. Has anyone thought about that?
I know this is a controversial post, but I bet it’ll make you ponder some deep subjects for a while and question yourself as to where you stand on this issue. Is your soul reborn into a new body, do you live through someone else in a future life, or is that it – dead is dead - and you’re shuffled off to heaven or kicked down to hell?