Originally Posted by Jensjustduckie
After college I was way to educated in science to believe in a God that is above me and watching my moves and "helping" me thru life.
Now, Jen, I have to be fair and equal here, so I'm singling this post out, but not you (except to note that you put the wrong 'to' in there, college girl, LOL
I totally believe in the energy boomerang called karma so maybe I am in this sad group too but I cannot fathom a being no one can prove exists judging me and my life.
Religion is ruling the world, causing wars, and making many preachers rich. How do we get rid of this need for magic?
How is a belief in the judicial supremacy of karma not belief in magic? Ever watch a good, young person die? There's only two ways karma can explain that:
1) They were bad and you just didn't know it
Problem: too judgmental for me, and clearly cannot help in situations where infants are killed as collateral damage to a gang war, or the heinous deaths some people suffer from violent psychopaths
2) They either did something in a previous life to warrant it, or in the next one, it'll be made up to them, and they'll get to be the next Paris Hilton...
Problem: Presumes an afterlife for which we are held accountable with no way of using lessons learned in that life to improve this one. If this is the first life, it perpetuates the denial that death is the big goodbye, as far as anyone can prove.