Comic 166 - The Egg - 8

11th Jul 2011, 9:56 PM
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11th Jul 2011, 9:56 PM
We're now breaking through some of the crusty layers that turn people off to the idea of reincarnation; specifically, the idea that if reincarnation happens, why are there more people now than there have been in the past? Some groups counter this by saying that we aren't just reincarnated as people, but also animals(hence a lot of New-Agers being vegan hippies) or as non-deity spiritual beings. Other groups would argue that souls are often-times created as well, therefore, there being more people now than be is in no way a contradiction.

This is my personal belief, that 'time' has nothing to do with anything once you're outside of this bubble we call the universe. Going forward or backward in time is easy when you can step outside it.

The Egg was written by Andy Weir

Beggar Woman Stock by the very talented aeryn-stock


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11th Jul 2011, 11:37 PM
Word. And high-five.

For the record if I come back as a cow, I have no problems being slaughtered and eaten. Just make sure to make me tasty.
12th Jul 2011, 12:31 AM
Those are intriguing arguments regarding the main difficulties with reincarnation. Better than ones I've heard anyway.

I found that element of predestination to be little curious. That is, how he's destined to become a pauper in his next life. Then again, it's probably easy enough to assume so, especially if the parents are beggars themselves, but I digress.

I like the small alterations you've made so far (Martin Luther, and such). It's great that you're adding your own touch to the work, outside of the illustrations.

Enjoyable and wonderfully done, as always.
12th Jul 2011, 3:22 AM
What if there really aren't very many people, and they just get reincarnated a lot?

Like maybe Hitler got reincarnated as a Jew. Six million times.
18th Jul 2011, 9:53 PM
The same goes for me.

Read on, sir

I wouldn't necessarily say it's predestination in this case; it could genuinely be based on the random whim of this God-figure, or based on other factors. Also, it should be noted that the god-figure knowing what's going to happen does not dictate predestination if he's not omnipotent. He could simply know our hero's next step in his lives.