The whole "axis and allied" thread got me to thinking ... and here's hoping I can relay my thoughts through text. The ongoing discussion seems to be "what 'things' make some of us evil?" Well, I have a couple different thoughts on this. The first is quite simply that the universe (meaning God, et. al.) doesn't see good vs. evil. The depth of this comment is very difficult for me to put into words, but essentially, it's a yin and yang concept or kind of like the tide ... it can't go out if it doesn't come in ... so you can't have evil if there isn't any good or vice versa. I can see arguments on this coming, which is why I said it's hard for me to put my thoughts into text. Maybe someone else can help me more eloquently express what I'm trying to say? I know some countries are more accepting of reincarnation than others, but regardless, the vast majority of the world population is born with "amnesia." Right? And for those that do remember, generally they only remember the most recent life. Those that remember multiple previous lives *typically* do so because of great effort and regression. With that in mind and my whole idea of "clay molding" - - which I guess I should reiterate here, as my comment may not have been read by everyone in the other post - - it is *my personal belief* that we all begin (as infants) "as clay" where a variety of outside circumstances mold us which is why we all take-on different maturing characteristics ... these being family issues, religions, cultures, environmnt, health (disabilities/diseases), etc., etc. So my thought is that any of us could go "either way" depending on all of those things. Now to my question ... I think several get the idea that once someone has led a seemingly atrocious life, that they then reincarnate to lead a more honorable life afterwards ... in other words, they learned from their mistakes on a spiritual level. But is it possible for the reverse to happen? I mean, I've gotten bits and pieces of what I *think* are my previous lives, but not enough to know what kind of "character" I was. And were I molded even just a tiny bit differently, I'd have EASILY dismissed the "bits and pieces" to just an active imagination or "just a dream." WHY, then, is the amnesia so strong for so many?