The inherent belief in Karma and Panthic practice is an endeavor to significantly bolster the idea there’s more than one “God “ bringing a heavier stronghold Polytheism, this article may be a bit controversial for some readers in correspondence to their ideals, But what exactly is Karma and why do devout fundamentalists encourage the belief that there’s a force maintaining balance and equality? Karma is a Sanskrit word that means “action.” In eastern culture, though more excerised in the west, karma has a more specific meaning, which is volitional or willful. It seems plausible the universe being a complete system of checks and balances good action and deeds are rewarded whilst evil and crime are punished, however this simply isn’t how reality works.
How incredibly arrogant would an individual have to be in order to believe the universe would unwaveringly adopt what their perception and what they believe to be morality, how would you explain unfortunate events taking place on a person(s) whom have seemingly done nothing wrong? How is Justice exacted on a persons(s) who always gets away with “ it “ crimes should be readdressed, you should be rewarded for doing good and noble deeds, anything out of this belief is unthinkable, the comic system of checks and balances is somehow broken because life it’s self isn’t mean’t to be fair or about equality.
Pantheism is a theology that indentifies God as everything, The universe being the complete manifestation of God this doctrine also admits or tolerates polytheism. The idea that all of your actions are carefully measured, tabulated then redistributed and purposed at equal or greater degree upon you at a later juncture in life can easily be dispelled by simple observation of reality. This sounds suspiciously like Karma right?
The most explicit teachings against pantheism in Scripture are found inherently the bibilcal text and many commands not to worship anything but God. For example, if humans are not to worship idols of stone or wood, then it indicates that these items are not really God. If pantheism was true doctrine, a person could just any object they wish to worship, which they do anyway examples being a car, another person, celebrities, or the even the moon and each would equally exist as part of God. What does the Bible teach about pantheism? In contrast with the teaching that God is all, the Bible teaches that God created all things (Genesis 1:1). He is present in all places (called omnipresent), but is still distinct from all things. Again,
Psalm 139:7-8 shows us, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”
However, this isn’t intended to assume God is in everything. God is distinctive, precise, unique, and infinite, all other things are created by him.
‘ O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.’ – Psalms: 139
Pantheism is also clearly condemned in Scripture, whereas worship to the one true God is often commanded (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). A biblical perspective makes clear that there is one God who created all other things, making Him unique from them and greater than them. As a result, we are called to give glory to God and to recognize Him as the Almighty, Creator God.
‘ Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord ‘ – Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Karma the tabulation of once’s actions in prior states of existence dictating their fate in future actuality. Doesn’t this share properties of luck whilst being synonymous to prophecy, placing us right back into pantheism, poorly thought out decision making, impulsivity, acts of violence always warrants a transgression but never the latter of karma yet you can make cogent decisions in which the latter of [Karma] never redistributes your input. ( Acts of charity for example )
A strong belief in Karma is denial of reality.