Tobias_Marco wrote:Hinduism and Buddhism belive in past lives, Christianity does not.
Both can not be right.
What do you think?
Do we have only one shot to get it right or do we get as many chances as we need?
Keep in mind that even if Hinduism and Buddhism could both be right, Christianity and eather one of them can't both be right.
One way of looking at it is this.
What if there were only one true religion, and all the others are false. (Maybe Christianity is one of the false religions and Hinduism is the one true religion)
There is a god who is trying to get you to choose the true religion and an evil one who doesn't care what one you pick, so long as it isn't the real one.
What if you are in a strange nation that you have never been to before.
During your visit I showed you a table full of coins, each coin is worth the value of a meal.
There is a place to get food nearby, and you are hungry.
The problem is that for every coin on the table there is a person who is telling you that their coin is the only real one on the table and all the others are fake coins.
Each coin looks diffrent, some look very much alike, but yet very diffrent from some of the other coins on the table.
You see someone standing near by, he tells you that it is true that one of the coins is real, and that you may choose any coin that you want and it will be given to you.
He also tells you that if you choose the real coin then you can get a meal, but if you choose one of the false coins then you will be thrown in jail for the rest of your life.
This is why I believe that we must choose very carefully what we choose to believe.
May I humbly ask why both can not be right? Maybe not everyone gets a past life. Maybe it's only for those who live in a certain manner or follow a certain path.
I'm Muslim myself and I always find that the answer depends on who I ask, even those of my own religion. In Islam many do not believe in reincarnation despite the fact that in our Quran (holy book) it mentions, many times, that God will bring us back again and again until we have completely submitted. I've always believed that all religions share the same major edicts as they've all come from the same tree. Moral faith if you will. We know right from wrong, deep down in our subconcious, and that is all that matters as far as I'm concerned. The names, and rules, and the general myths and beliefs of each 'religion' are man-made in an effort to control through GOD's words. Of course this is my own opinion on the matter. I can never grasp why people cling to the differences in an effort to separate when we all were created by and will go back to GOD.
As far as your coin hypothesis is concerned (which was an interesting way of putting it BTW) take them all, mix them up and dare them to find the one that is real.