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Hi Kees:

Well, as you say, that's more questions at once than most people can handle! I'll try to answer re. re-incarnation only. I have problems with it because it doesn't deliver--to my mind--what it promises, ie. a way to make sense of the injustices in this world. Ie. next time around you could do better--the poor could do better--the blind, etc. Criminals will be made to pay for their wrongdoings--Karma will be worked out. If, say, you are a cold-blooded mass murderer--such as Hitler or Stalin--and you come back as a leprosy-ridden beggar in Calcutta but with absolutely no consciousness of who you were in a previous life, how does that balance out the theodicy problem? I'm abbreviating here grossly, I know, but let's move on. I meet hundreds of people who tell me they've been regressed or in other ways have come to know they lived before (usually as pretty important guys!). If the process is supposed to be one of growth and moral improvement, why is it that those who say they have lived dozens of lives are still so unimpressive--underwhelming--morally? Those are but a few of my difficulties. I know the reasons in favour--but using Occam's Razor, most can be explained more simply otherwise.

Best,

Tom...

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