I believed in reincarnation when I was young and silly.
The first thing I noticed was brought up in post 5 by Teresita99. No one who “remembered” their past lives ever talked about being a lowly peasant, or a slave, or, anything bad. It was always something romantic or noble, like, being a queen on Atlantis or something. Yet, 99% of people were in the lowliest states.
The second thing that got to me was knowing how few people there were in ancient times compared to now. If our souls are supposed to be evolving, why are there more than ever? And why are so many in poverty, crime, squalor, sin, and the like. We’re supposed to be getting better.
The third thing was the fact that, people were just better when I was a kid. They had dignity, even the poor ones. And, they were just smarter over all. In spite of the improved technology, people are generally colder, meaner, and more shallow than they were. It just doesn’t add up.
Last of all, I couldn’t understand why we would not remember, and, if not, how we were supposed to learn from past mistakes. Eventually, in light of the Church’s teaching and the Bible, it just seemed tiresome and stupid.
I would keep asking questions to explain how it is possible, and the mechanics of it all, and, I think the whole theory will fall apart. It just doesn’t hold water.