I am not a budhist, but I do believe that our souls experience many lifetimes and any and all experiences within those lives. I believ this happens so that our souls can evolve and we can become closer to god. My understanding of god is a limitless force that pulls us towards light and love by assisting us in these lifetimes with every experience imaginable. I believe that it all happens for a reason - even the bad and seemingly insignificant stuff. We take something from all of it. I hope that others begin to believe this too and move away from the dogma that causes so much hate, fear. But I know that it too is an experience we all must know.