Many say 'he' and mean 'it'. Many actually mean 'he'.
The church has a long and well-documented history of treachery and manipulation (what powerful historical organization doesn't?)... it's just strange to me that people don't think it's even remotely possible that that corruption could have made its way into the biblical texts themselves at any point. Because the books are perfect, of course.
And like I said, there's probably no way to find an objective answer on the reincarnation thing... but here are a few sites that talk about it. Some aren't the greatest but they're what I can find when I get home late from work and just want to go to bed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
http://www.reincarnation.ws/ (links toward the bottom) (no I'm not gnostic)
I'm not making this about reincarnation or advocating that people believe in it or anything like that. It's just an example. I'm mainly just unclear on how the bible can be seen as untainted when its caretakers have proven themselves to be quite corrupt quite often.