Buddhist temple in Thailand is offering instant rebirth, for a fee. People line up every day to climb into big, pink coffins. Monks chant over them, and they climb out, reborn. The rebirth costs $5 and change.
While waiting in line, people also purchase amulets and other tokens hawked by monks. Maybe the temple should just open a gift shop.
"Instant" rebirth isn't as gimmicky as it sounds. The Buddha said, “Every moment you are born, decay, and die.” By this he meant that, every moment, the illusion of "me" renews itself. The sense that "I" continue through time is a delusion. This teaching is part of the Buddhist understanding of rebirth.
I can see how a "rebirth" ritual might strengthen Buddhist practice. On the other hand, the entire 36-man Royal Thai Army soccer team went through the ritual to help the team win the next day's game. That's a different kind of practice, I believe.