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This could possibly be the thing that makes my week this week. Apparently, the Chinese government is passing a law banning Tibetan monks from reincarnating without permission.
Yep. You read that correctly. Monks will now have to have permission to reincarnate.
The motive is said to be that this way, the government will have a say in whom the next Dali Lama will be. Who have the Tibetan monks ever bothered? Why is the Chinese government so threatened by them?
And what would the penalty be if you didn't get permission? Would you be able to charge the reincarnated person since the soul of the offender has reincarnated into the new one? How would evidence be gathered? Would the person be an automatic repeat offender?
That would never happen in the U.S. Nope, we wouldn't ban reincarnation...we'd just tax the shit out of it. I can see it now- tax write offs for reincarnation fees.
I swear- just when you think it can't get any stranger in this world...