Born Again

I asked God how he feels about people being born again. He reminded me that being born again has a different meaning depending on what religion one subscribes to. The term mainly refers to the Christian evangelical concept of renouncing your life prior to “accepting” Jesus Christ as your personal savior and giving over the rest of your life to being a good Christian, but it can also be used to describe the belief by Buddhists and others in reincarnation. The Dalai Llama, for instance has been born again quite a few times.

So not wanting to miss an opportunity, I asked God to give me his take on both cases.

On reincarnation, he refused to either confirm or deny it. He went on, though, to explain that it’s also been postulated that purgatory is nothing more than being reincarnated into a life that gives the soul a chance to make up for the mistakes they’ve made in the past. It’s even been suggested that hell may just be being born again and again into lives that are destined to be lived in misery.

On the evangelical side of things, God pointed out that part of the point of being born again is to return to a state of innocence. It’s not that much different, he told me, to returning to the state of complete gullibility that we are originally born in. If you think about it that way, you have to wonder if maybe the gullibility comes first, since that may be needed to buy into the evangelical religion in the first place.

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