Does anyone here believe in karma?

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  1. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    no, because if there was such a thing as karma, there would be a whole lot more skum-bag libs on the other side of the grass
     
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  2. diggy485

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    I do not believe in karma. There are plenty of bad people doing bad s#|=. There are many good people that do good stuff, and have tragedies in their lives.
     
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  3. ddbtoth

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    Hillary Clinton is all the support I need foe a belief in Karma. God hates that *****.
     
  4. ray9898

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    Yup....Maybe it is because I have worked most of my adult life in a profession that witnesses the tragedy that befalls others daily. Most are just normal people going through life, some are innocent children, some would still be here if they had left work 30 seconds later. If you can see that and still believe 'you reap what you sow' then you are delusional.
     
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  5. G-nineteen

    G-nineteen

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    Thanks for sharing. I'm not smart enough to explain kids dying of cancer and criminals living the high life.

    I also can't explain why I'm happy when I give someone's car a jump start.
     
  6. peng

    peng

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    That's funny, I'm also happy when I give someone a jump. ;)
     
  7. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    "Pardon me, but I think my karma ran over your dogma."
     
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  8. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    One night I finished working an overtime shift, made some good money. I stopped for a burger and a guy in the parking lot needed a jump. I did it and he reached for his wallet. No way I’m taking money to help him with his beat up car. I told him in Spanish to help the next guy he meets.

    No karma, just being decent.
     
  9. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

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    Yes, I do believe that my good deeds come back to me in kind. The opposite is also true. When I do bad, it comes right back.

    Where this breaks down is that we try to judge what's happening in others. It's not for us to evaluate Karma as it has played out in someone else. It's not for US to say what's going on in the lives of others!

    Flash
     
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  10. Jonesee

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    Ahhh, but that is exactly karma. An intentional act of good.
     
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  11. Vito

    Vito

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    Being decent and compassionate to other people is a reflection of character, and has nothing to do with karma. The belief that there is some master plan that keeps track of good and bad deeds and somehow ensures that it balances out in the long run (including future lives) seems like wishful thinking, superstition to me.

    I would truly like to believe that there is some "master plan" for each of us, just as I would like to believe that there is some type of existence of our conscious self after mortal death, but my mind tells me, based on what I know and have seen all of my life, that essentially we are just transient creatures of flesh and blood that exist on this earth for whatever time we end up, and then cease to exist for the rest of eternity. Good deeds are punished as readily as bad deeds. Evil people sometimes live the most enjoyable lives while the reality of good, caring people going from one hardship and tragedy to the next until they die is clear to all of us.

    I wish it were not so, but I see nothing that makes me believe that I am wrong about this.
     
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  12. Flying-Dutchman

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    We only see the surface. These people have great material wealth but their lives are nightmares.

    They are all part of a crime family. They have stressful lives as their puppet masters know where all the bodies are buried.
     
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  13. Flying-Dutchman

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    There is concrete evidence of karma in that the more you give the more you get as opposed to being a miser. No one likes a miser.

    You have to keep money circulating.
     
  14. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I see the word Karma as another expression of 'math' or 'probability'.
    You put this in, you tend to get that out.
     
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  15. IamtheNRA

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    Exactly. The tl;dr version is "Life is hard. Get a helmet." :D
     
  16. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    That's a very interesting point.
     
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  17. BradD

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    Sorta. We call it the Law of Sowing and Reaping. It's universal.

    It doesn't look universal because it gets short-circuited sometimes. For example, if someone is ill-tempered, he should reap loneliness and isolation. However, people around them stick around to take the abuse, so they reap stress and misery. Someone will reap something negative.
     
  18. Darkangel1846

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    Well I'm not sure I believe in it but I've seen the results of it many times. People who are jerks or just AHs often get a return of their actions. I think their reputation gets around and people are ready for them. I can't tell you how many laughs I've had at their expense.
     
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  19. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    I’m not sure that is indeed karma but an AH getting their due is always satisfying.
     
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  20. selogic

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    You have to remember , sometimes Karma happens in the next life , not just this one . Just because you see an evil person die rich and happy doesn't mean he didn't answer for the bad things he did .
     
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