Good question Dana. I sort of think the answer is affirmative with regard to your question. An example I can think of is some of these absolutely amazing children that are being born now. There are children that play such things as the piano without any lessons, or do advanced mathmatics without any instruction, and more. I can only speculate reasons why this occurs. One reason which is very dangerous to alot of christians is the possibility of reincarnation. I certainly don't know if reincarnation exists, but I can say the Illuminati believe in it. There is also alot of interesting research that has been done on the topic that is available via google. It makes for interesting reading/viewing even if you consider it fiction. I certanily don't remember any "past " lives. So I just don't know. Buddhists also believe in it, as do Hindus, and of course the new agers. The suggestion is that although we don't retain memories of past lives, our "souls" do. Deep I know... expect some bashing now.
One school of thought is that the brain is developing fuller usage....a larger portion of the brain is 'awakening' and that brings enormous gains in knowledge that it once contained and has been mostly lost. The portion of active brain function is found to be greater in these gifted children, as well as certain adults.
As we open our minds to 'step outside the box' our brain function is increasing exponentially. One can hold fast to one's beliefs, but it is also important to explore other possibilities. With limited knowledge, our decisions are restricted in range. With increased knowledge, our basis becomes larger and can affect how and what we choose to believe.
Keep an open mind and explore new avenues. You'll find some that resonate with you and others that do not. When someone brings a new avenue to explore, that does not mean that person is attempting to change your belief basis. They are simply bringing new information to the table for you to acquire as a knowledge base.
I am loving this thread as I have always reached for more and more knowledge. More knowledge has given me a FAR greater inner peace and a preparedness for whatever comes.
Sadly, modern society all over the world does not encourage reading. Much is lost when reading is lost.
For those of you who are absolutely adamantly against what this thread represents - or choose to denigrate it, please don't read it and please allow us to enjoy exploring new knowledge without nastiness or condemnation.