Not necessarily. As I mentioned in another thread, anything that has a religious connotation to it and the skeptics dismiss it as superstition. It thereby becomes impossible to convince the skeptic.Luca123 wrote:If this were true, all the world would be talking about this nowjustindesilva wrote: Regarding belief of 're birth there is evidence sufficiently available. I make this statement as though born a buddhist I did not accept buddhism until I could clear the truth of rebirth. The first case that made me to be convinced was the story of Gnanathilaka (in early 1950s), that was investigated by a team of scholars, media and a Mahanayake thero of Vajirarama temple of Colombo. It was reported in a daily news journal that could be followed by any body with facts. Then from time to time there were other true stories reported . It is a matter of genuine interest if one needs to find the truth of rebirth.
If this is not the case, this means that vry probably we are talking about fake news
Ajahn Brahm has also referenced some of the so-called Ian Stevenson / Tucker reports. Today with the internet, I imagine it would be pretty easy to research some person's biography and 'claim' that as one of your previous lives, but apparently many of the Stevenson / Tucker cases were well before the internet and the subjects did describe their alleged past life in great detail. I haven't read those reports personally but heard from some people who did and some seemed convinced. Ajahn Brahm has said the reports appear genuine, it's just that the skeptics are raising the bar too high and will never be satisfied no matter how much detail is provided.