Highway_Girl Wrote:4. Otherkin to claim to have been someone famous in their past lives. Especially more than one famous person. Even more so when they lived at the same time. If you're going to make up a past life story, get your history straight.
Well, that's, of course, assuming that time is linear and that reincarnation follows the normal timeline. Personally I'm not really convinced of this. I don't even think I'd be more skeptical than normal
if I met someone who claimed to be a reincarnation of me after I die. I just am not sure reincarnation is constrained to the normal timeline like that.
Also, if normal people reincarnate, why not famous people? Or does being popular negate your chances for reincarnation?
I think it's good to be skeptical of 'kin who make ANY
overly-specific claims, like specific historical/famous past-lives, specific and detailed past-life memories and whatnot. Just because, if they intend to put out a higher level of detail in their beliefs they should thereby also expect a higher level of scrutiny.