Originally Posted by Frisky
I was more referring to the negative, militant atheists. Not so much the mellow ones.
Reason I'm asking is because I've wondered, when it comes to astral planes, where other types of people wind up in. Such as:
Negative religious people
Positive religious people
Scientists who made a difference in the world (Einstein, Bell, Steve Jobs)
I managed to find lots of literature on these groups of people, but almost nothing on atheists. Thats why I started the thread
OK, well your list implies you are including things other than just dis-belief.
But the context of your curiosity is the astral plane, which, despite Vince's clear, concise explanation of reincarnation, is something I know little about. I read Madame Blavatsy many years ago, but have forgotten most of that.
What I am left with is the impression that reincarnation is a godless religion. That is, the cycle of life and death is not orchestrated by some god, but by some inherent property of the universe. Reincarnation is like gravity, for example, they just are.
My point is that I don't understand how the word atheist applies to reincarnation, astral planes and so forth. I thought you had to not believe in some god to be an atheist.
If this line of thought and questioning is a kind of side track to your questions, I apologize. I'm just very intertested in this topic and willing to approach it from as many different angles as my little brain can handle.