Why do people lie so much? Hiding, convoluting, hurting each other, and then, lying again.
It’s annoying for me, the lying, the fantasies that people create, invent and imagine, for one reason or another.
I rather the harsh truth on my face than a “compassionate” lie behind my back. It’s much easier to tell the truth than a lie. It has less complications and makes you free.
Believing in God or not, being religious or not, that doesn’t make you a better or worse person. Look at this “wonderful” cyclist I used to admire, a lot: Lance Armstrong, an atheist who cheated his entire career to get ahead. He had the guts to say the following… “I hope I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life”. Really?!
And, on the other side of the coin, we have this filthy theist Christian Florida pastor, finally in jail, thank goodness.
And now our FREETHOUGHT OF THE WEEK, and it’s about truth.
“Trying to deny or hide the truth is a devolving humanity act” — Dra. Martha Castro N., DRAMAC
“I take my rights to freedom very seriously, and I exercise them “— Dra. Martha Castro N., DRAMAC
“There is one undeniable truth about our body: it only exists in the present moment. ― John Kuypers
And now our FREETHOUGHT OF THE WEEK!
RELIGION AND SCIENCE ARE INCOMPATIBLE
They’re incompatible, because they both compete to find truths about the universe and life itself. There are some fundamental truths that believers have to accept in order to be religious. Scientists do not have to accept anything in order to be researchers, just observe, follow the scientific method and prove the fact. Religion is based on believes, not facts.
As a scientist I have always been inclined to ask questions, to have a profound curiosity about life and for everything that I don’t know. I want to explore everything that seems unreachable.
I wonder, oh I love to wonder about things: humans, nature, relations, the cosmos, life and death. Many times I don’t find any answer, and in the way I get punished by people who think they know it all: religious and atheists alike.
But I don’t care. I don’t care because for me the most important thing is to always try to find out what really matters.
I have learned that at the end of it all it is our belief what takes us to a better place, every second of our lives. I believe in goodness, I believe in loving forever. Because there is forever. I want to believe.
I believe in the continuation of 1: our consciousness and 2: the energy that the cellular machine called mitochondria creates every millisecond of our existence. My beliefs don’t follow any religion, but I believe in compassion and absolute respect for other people’s lives.
“If you believe in yourself, everything is possible. Live the life of your dreams. Let it be!
“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
― Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit
A liar is a person who changes the facts of an event or situation by giving details to the story that are untrue. The change of facts are not a misinterpretation or a unsubstantial lapse of memory; the altered information is intentional and, more often than not, benefit the liar or make him/her seem more appealing.
And a hypocrite is someone who portrays a certain lifestyle, or a deep set value, often preaching against a particular behavior or act, but secretly (or occasionally openly) partaking in what it is he/she publicly scorns.
“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
― Warren Wiersbe
“The truth has become an insult.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
“What goes around comes around” is the phrase that comforts most people when they’re in an unfair situation or any other situation in which they have no control over.
If you ask most people what karma is all about they will say something like, “It is punishment for past wrongs.” Or “What you do to others will come back to you.”
The concept of karma is very old and has its origin in ancient India. However, many Buddhist and Hinduist schools of thought use different definitions.
However, many people still have a need for an outside authority that punishes and rewards. This is apparent in the way many religions are still interpreted and practiced.
For generations, our ancestors believed in a judging and punishing god. Subconsciously we still project the image of a judging authority on a teacher, a set of religious or philosophical beliefs, or a concept like karma. This way, we just take away the old judging deity and replace it with another.
It’s seen as a sort of cause and effect; a universal system of justice against your crimes.
In fact, some people count on it for vengeance.
The original Buddhist idea of karma based on reincarnation is even more problematic with respect to evidence.
Nothing out of the ordinary happens much. Everything happens for a reason, sure, but that reason hasn’t been proven to be a spiritual or a mystical one. Everything happens for a reason because of cause and effect. That cause and effect is determined by probability.
In history, there have been legions of people who have done good deeds for their families and other people while still living lives of quiet desperation. What do infants do to deserve being abandoned by their parents, or being killed in car accidents?
At the other end, there are despotic leaders like Stalin and predatory criminals like Jack the Ripper who got to the end of their lives without any particularly dire consequences.
These examples do not prove that there is no such thing as karma, but should combine with the lack of evidence for karma to support the conclusion that karma is just a myth. The belief that what goes around comes around is just wishful thinking.
CONCLUSION: Karma is not a bitch. It is a myth. It doesn’t exist.