The Case for Reincarnation | Evidence & Implications

Anthony Galli
13 min readDec 12, 2021

I’ve never thought much of reincarnation because it seemed to undermine the purpose of faith: an afterlife.

We want to believe in an afterlife because it’s hard to imagine not existing again and because we’d like to reunite with our lost loved ones.

The idea that our spirit would keep returning to Earth with our memories wiped clean seemed to me to require an additional leap of logic than atheism without the benefits of theism.

I also dislike the notion that if we’re bad we reincarnate into a worse situation as this can lead to rationalized oppression as we see in India with the “untouchables.”

But in the past few months, I’ve started to really reconsider my views on reincarnation (or I should say “consider” because heretofore I put very little thought into the topic besides the aforementioned).

At this point, I’ve read hundreds of testimonials about children claiming to have remembered a past life!

This phenomenon is well documented throughout time and culture so there’s definitely something going on here beyond, “They’re all lying!”

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous reincarnation cases featured in the docu-series Surviving Death

The documentary begins with Dr. Jim Tucker going to a single mother’s house (mathematically one parent is less credible than two) to ask some questions about her son Atlas who is supposedly the…