Quoting Commander Shepard:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" Well, forgive me if I'm confusing Buddhism ... [snip!] ... by predetermined sins that you must repent for. However, I know very little hard details of Buddhism and I could be wrong. "
Absolutely. I have a better understanding of Hinduism than Buddhism...
But I believe they're similar in that how you act in this life determines your next life. So, if you start at the bottom of the Caste system in Hinduism, your soul begins in a poor station in life, because you must earn the "better" life. If you go through your life as a good person, the next time you're riencarnated, you have a better life. If you don't act well in that life, you go back down the Caste, and when you live well, you continue to move up.
I like it.
Though, Buddhism is more about simplicity.
The Eightfold Path:
....I'm a fan.