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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 06:18 PM Mar 2015

Karma: a poll [View all]

Last edited Fri Mar 13, 2015, 09:21 AM - Edit history (2)

I believe in it. I can't prove it. Just a simple poll, that's all, not trying to troll. My track record is good.

ETA: I don't believe in reincarnation. I don't believe in blaming decent people and children for horrible things that happen. I guess I believe in a more forward-looking karma (do good and good eventually comes back to you, do bad and eventually bad comes back to you, etc ).

ETA2: Karma's obviously the wrong word for what I believe in. Definitely logical consequences, with liberal Christianity thrown in I guess. That puts me at odds with over half of DU, and I'm cool with that.

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Believe in it
5 (28%)
Don't believe in it
8 (44%)
Other (see my post)
3 (17%)
1 (6%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1 (6%)
0 (0%)
Something else pleasant
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Karma: a poll [View all] steve2470 Mar 2015 OP
I don't believe in 2naSalit Mar 2015 #1
"In this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve." * Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #2
Believe it AC_Mem Mar 2015 #3
"I want to believe." femmocrat Mar 2015 #4
I tend to think Cheney is probably an intensely miserable human being. cbayer Mar 2015 #6
He's a sociopath. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #37
Good points. It's hard to imagine not caring how others feel towards you, cbayer Mar 2015 #59
I agree that he presents as a sociopath guillaumeb Mar 2015 #79
I'd call it a health problem and a coincidence. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #91
Certainly a sociopath - as regards 'nearly killed by his own body'... LeftishBrit Mar 2015 #110
I agree with you on this. guillaumeb Mar 2015 #118
I bet he'd laugh in your face. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #49
I believe it in the metaphorical kind of way. cbayer Mar 2015 #5
Tell me what a 2 year old with burns on 90% of their body did to receive that? Heddi Mar 2015 #7
This ^ (nt) NeoGreen Mar 2015 #43
I have parking karma that goes with me even when I'm a passenger, not the driver. SheilaT Mar 2015 #30
Lucky you! cbayer Mar 2015 #58
How cool is it that you are such an awesome person that you are rewarded with choice parking spots? trotsky Mar 2015 #60
I've been able to drive into parking garages that have a FULL sign, SheilaT Mar 2015 #105
I love your system and can see how it would be lots of fun. cbayer Mar 2015 #112
I believe it all works out in the end. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #8
But reality shows that not to be the case.... truebrit71 Mar 2015 #25
I didn't say the bible, I said I believe. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #29
So you don't follow what's in the bible? truebrit71 Mar 2015 #56
I am guided by the bible but my faith is more than the bible. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #63
"three legged stool of faith. Scripture, tradition, and human reason" Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #67
I don't get your issue. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #68
Warren apparently has issues okasha Mar 2015 #74
lol. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #75
You have no clue what 'faith' means. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #124
faith is the stool guillaumeb Mar 2015 #78
Ah faith is stool. Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #83
supportive like a stool? guillaumeb Mar 2015 #84
To be avoided, like stool. Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #86
re-read my second line guillaumeb Mar 2015 #87
Sorry, you don't get to claim human reason as an element of faith. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #123
Thanks, I'm glad to hear that. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #38
yes I take the long-term view also steve2470 Mar 2015 #41
+1000 marym625 Mar 2015 #57
Karma is one of those ideas so superficially reassuring people flock to embrace it. Act_of_Reparation Mar 2015 #9
Does it necessarily mean that everyone gets what is coming to them? cbayer Mar 2015 #10
How fucking callous of you. You have the bedside manner of a ghoul Heddi Mar 2015 #14
Karma is a tendency, not a law. kwassa Mar 2015 #17
I have no problem with my bedside manner Heddi Mar 2015 #19
I think you are wildly misinterpreting what she said. kwassa Mar 2015 #22
but how do you know they're good people? Heddi Mar 2015 #23
well, I agree with you, and cbayer probably does, too. kwassa Mar 2015 #27
but it is a judgement though Heddi Mar 2015 #34
Post removed Post removed Mar 2015 #16
Is there a translation for your post? kwassa Mar 2015 #18
Then żou need to work on your comprehension skills... truebrit71 Mar 2015 #26
so, you don't have the translation .... kwassa Mar 2015 #31
Looks like plain english to me. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #46
It certainly appears that the jury had no comprehension problems. okasha Mar 2015 #99
I wouldn't hang my hat on the comprehension skills of most DU juries... truebrit71 Mar 2015 #103
Or did it? AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #109
Sorry kwassock... didn't realize this was a private discussion... truebrit71 Mar 2015 #65
Your apology is accepted. kwassa Mar 2015 #101
Thanks cbayer.... truebrit71 Mar 2015 #102
So, you have a problem with my arguing her viewpoint? kwassa Mar 2015 #104
Said the person interjecting Lordquinton Mar 2015 #76
It's just another verbose personal attack okasha Mar 2015 #73
indeed, and here we have a much better model for the ideal personal attack: Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #85
The most judgmental people don't ever seem to face the consequences for it. trotsky Mar 2015 #53
TOO SLOW! come on already. or am i thinking about smiting? pansypoo53219 Mar 2015 #11
I don't see any mechanism in the Universe edhopper Mar 2015 #12
Is it necessarily a mechanism? cbayer Mar 2015 #21
I was talking about edhopper Mar 2015 #24
Stop touching people without their permission. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #44
I regard it as a psychological rather than physical truth struggle4progress Mar 2015 #13
You said it really well. cbayer Mar 2015 #20
So karma doesn't exist for sociopaths? F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #39
That was a great question. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #45
Have you noticed that more and more people are adopting trolling as a life-style? struggle4progress Mar 2015 #89
I have. A lot of good questions in this thread. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #90
I'm concerned for the gosts. okasha Mar 2015 #107
So autistic children aren't fully human? Lordquinton Mar 2015 #77
Have you noticed that internet communication doesn't always produce coherent conversations? struggle4progress Mar 2015 #93
I have noticed, care to explain how it applies? Lordquinton Mar 2015 #100
the poster appears to be once again spamming a discussion with nonsense Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #115
I don't believe in it. LostOne4Ever Mar 2015 #15
Well said. nt F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #40
no shit Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #52
Gee, how odd that none of the defenders of "karma" have responded to you yet. trotsky Mar 2015 #64
I wish it was true, but I don't believe it really happens. Jamastiene Mar 2015 #28
Karma is bullshit. truebrit71 Mar 2015 #32
Karma, as I understand it, is not just a simplistic system of rewards and punishments. SheilaT Mar 2015 #33
No. And I think that idea is disgusting. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #42
Excellent post. n/t trotsky Mar 2015 #55
does anyone choose to be a sociopath? guillaumeb Mar 2015 #81
A very good question. F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #88
there are schools of thought, guillaumeb Mar 2015 #117
So the person who did the evil failed to resist doing it Lordquinton Mar 2015 #80
It's not a system of punishments. That's not the way to think about it. SheilaT Mar 2015 #92
"choosing to be born into a particular situation" Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #111
Yes, I do. However, I know that many people SheilaT Mar 2015 #113
like the rest of religious bullshit, it isn't that it is impossible to believe, it is easy to Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #114
What I often like best about DU, SheilaT Mar 2015 #116
I don't believe in karma... Newest Reality Mar 2015 #35
If it exists... F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #36
hmm, I have no clue about animals! nt steve2470 Mar 2015 #48
If you only think of karma as something SheilaT Mar 2015 #106
Karma is romanticised evil. Justification for the mistreatment of humans. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #47
Ugh, one of many various beliefs in a "just world fallacy" that can be used to explain away... Humanist_Activist Mar 2015 #50
karma = what goes around, comes around Skittles Mar 2015 #51
what does consistent ass-kicking result in, Ms. Skittles ? steve2470 Mar 2015 #62
lol I decided I don't truly believe in karma steve2470 Mar 2015 #95
I WILL KICK OP-CHANGING STEVE2470 ASS Skittles Mar 2015 #96
I'm just getting my ass kicked no matter what lol steve2470 Mar 2015 #97
WOOT!! Skittles Mar 2015 #98
So again, a child run over by a truck - what karma caused that? Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #70
that's what I am saying Skittles Mar 2015 #71
Complete bullshit, and as others have noted... trotsky Mar 2015 #54
I believe in "ripples". PassingFair Mar 2015 #61
Karma AlbertCat Mar 2015 #66
The poll is *way* too simplistic for a vast, vast concept. Hestia Mar 2015 #69
Oh, yes! That's a wonderful book. SheilaT Mar 2015 #108
The poll is fine, and yes it can be reduced to a simple concept. It is bullshit. Pure and simple. AtheistCrusader Mar 2015 #122
I don't believe in karma as commonly defined.. LeftishBrit Mar 2015 #72
+1 deutsey Mar 2015 #82
Another reason not to act. Iggo Mar 2015 #119
Karma really isn't about that at all. cbayer Mar 2015 #120
Cosmic scales of moral justice is not what Karma is about YankeyMCC Mar 2015 #121
I believe in my interpretation of Zen Buddhism's version of karma, ZombieHorde Mar 2015 #125
For every action libodem Mar 2015 #126
Instant Karma MannyGoldstein Mar 2015 #127
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