25% of Central Europeans Believe in Reincarnation

One in four Central Europeans believes in reincarnation, or for what many hope, "a chance to try again." German theologian Jutta Burggraf of the University of Navarre made this announcement at the recent 22nd International Theological Symposium in Pamplona, Spain. "In the past few decades the doctrine of reincarnation has spread throughout the Western world, because it is quite attractive to a mentality that refuses to address the ultimate," Burggraf said. "This way we do not have to take things seriously, and the decision for or against God can be postponed. A door is always open; there is always a chance to try again." Burggraf said the Christian faith has the true answers which are more liberating with regard to man's existential questions on "the beyond."