Do You Believe in Karma?

No, I don’t believe in karma, and I don’t believe that “the universe” is the entity that deals out judgments. I mentioned it in my previous post for those few blog readers who do not have a faith-based belief system.

I believe four types of “punishment” exist, and none of them is called karma. There’s the kind that legal entities assign to people when they break the laws of the land. That’s called a penalty, not karma.

Then, there’s the kind that humans inflict on each other during cruel and unnecessary acts of vengeance, as I wrote about in my last post. That’s called hatred, not karma.

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There’s also a type of “punishment” that isn’t really punishment, but a correction, refinement process, or chastisement for a child of “God.” The last type is the actual judgment that will come to people on Judgment Day. That’s also not karma but a righteous necessity.

I also believe it’s entirely possible for children of “God” to do so much wickedness that they lose that thing they think they can never lose, and that’s why the dark ones try so hard to flip them and beat them into compliance. Misery loves company, and so do fallen angels.

But what I believe doesn’t matter. I’m done with it. I say if you believe something else—good for you. You continue to live the way you think is right, and I’ll continue to live the way I think is right. We’ll all make our choices based on what we believe and find out at the end.

10 Reasons Revenge Sucks: Why You Shouldn’t Take Vengeance

Most of us know that biblical teachings frown on vengeance. Those teachings urge people to allow a higher power to handle things instead of seeking revenge on other people. Not everyone believes in a higher power, though, so let’s pretend we’re all non-religious. These are some legitimate reasons not to focus your time and energy on “getting revenge” on other human beings:

1. You may not know all the facts.

The object of your revenge plot might not have done anything with malicious intentions. Thus, it’s not exactly fair to punish that person because you feel hurt or jolted. Furthermore, you might not have the whole story behind the action(s). You may only have someone else’s half-truths or manipulated nuggets of information. Those shouldn’t be enough to substantiate a revenge campaign.

2. It might backfire on you.

Revenge has a way of backfiring on people, especially if it’s not in their nature to be vengeful. Therefore, you might find that your attempts to ruin another person come back to bite you when you least expect it. Even if you are a “revenge expert,” you could find yourself answering for it at a later time.

3. Your revenge “punishment” might be unfair.

Emotions have a way of making revenge punishments unequal. That’s why it’s best to have a neutral party handle your disputes. Otherwise, you could implement a plan to ruin someone’s entire life—and end up ruining several innocent partys’ lives—over something that deserves much less as a penalty.

4. The other person might have already “paid” for the incident.

You can’t see what another person goes through. Thus, he or she may have already received “karma” or some universal punishment for whatever offense you believe you suffered. Anything more than that is just plain overkill, and it makes you look 100 percent evil and obsessive.

5. You give your energy to evil entities.

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Self-implemented vengeance is wickedness, and you give your energy away to evil entities every time you engage in it. It doesn’t make you a stronger and more powerful person as you might think. It depletes your soul until there’s nothing left of the person you once were. In other words, it devours you.

6. That other person gets to rent space in your head.

You have to be highly focused on another person to think of elaborate plans to ruin his or her life. That’s a bona fide obsession, and it’s not good, bro.

7. You will never be satisfied.

Getting so-called revenge will not make you feel any better about the “offense,” and it won’t bring back anything you’ve lost. In fact, you’ll probably feel angrier and crappier if your revenge tactics don’t work, and the other person thrives anyway.

Then you might embark on another mission to ruin that person because you don’t feel “justified.” You might fail again because of the sheer wrongness of it all. Then you’ll be angrier and more determined to partake in even more wicked acts the next time. Please see: you give your energy away to evil entities.

8. You’ve done wrong too.

Every person on this planet has done wrong of some kind. You have no right to play judge and jury unless you are an actual judge or jury member at the time. Additionally, you could be wrong about everything you think you know.

9. It’s a horrible way to live.

Life has a lot to offer, and it’s sad to waste yours on vengeful pursuits. Maybe you should consider letting it go, forgiving the other person, and making the most of the life you have now.

10. There are healthier ways to thrive.

Being happy and not thinking twice about the person you feel has wronged you is a healthier and more passive way to “get revenge.” You might not get to rub anything in their face or see them suffer, but you will feel good about your own existence.

It takes much more strength to rebuild and not take revenge than it does to involve yourself in pettiness and wickedness. Consider taking the more respectable path the next time you think about punishing someone.

More About Talented Artists’ “Evolution”

This shared video explains what I meant in my last post about artists “evolving” or “transforming” over time. They start out with raw talent and a hunger for success. Many of them come from nothing or live lives full of struggles and hardship. They want a way out of those hard times, and they believe they can get out by using their artistic talent. There’s nothing wrong with that.

They work super-hard to get noticed, and then one day, they do. Someone comes along and offers them a deal—a long contract with very fine print—to provide them with fame and fortune. But they have to give a whole lot in return.

Years later, those talented artists are so different we hardly recognize them anymore. Their music is not the same.

Their videos sure as crap aren’t the same, and their activities are blatantly against all things holy. There’s no shame about it these days, either. In fact, many people who choose the “other side” are quite proud of themselves for it and enjoy boasting about it.

Some open their eyes and try to get out of it at some point, but they have a tough time. It is possible but not on their own strength. They’d need to sincerely call on “God” for that.

A little side note: Dave Chappelle recently gave up some “confidential” information about those pesky “contracts” and encouraged people to boycott his show. Apparently, he signed away a lot of his rights when he was young and hungry.

I won’t speak on these matters too much, but the young Christian in this video covered a lot of it. I’m just using one artist as an example. This has happened to many, many creative souls over the years. I can rattle off the names of about 10 talented artists I used to listen to who “changed” and are unrecognizable now.

To be fair, I’ll say that I changed a lot too. But a lot of those artists were not advocating certain agendas or engaging in the off-color activities back then either. Or maybe they just weren’t as bold and forthcoming about it as they are now. Who knows?

We all have free will to choose, though, as long as we’re still alive. So, it isn’t too late to break an unfavorable contract. Keep that in mind.