Karma – Is it just another belief? Does what goes around, really come back around?
Have any of you ever heard of The Ice Man? His name was Richard Kuklinski. He murdered over 200 people. All the while, leading a happy home life with a wife and 3 children. He had lots of money and lived a good life. Then the cops caught up with him, put him in prison in 1988. He died in 2006. Richard Kuklinski spent 15 years in prison for the crimes he committed over a 45-year period. That’s 5,475 days of “penance” for 16,425 days of violence and torture. It would appear that Karma, barely bruised him.
How about Rose Harsent, a 6-month pregnant woman stabbed to death in 1902? They never caught her murderer. They never caught the murderers of Julie Ward; murdered in 1988, Amber Hagerman; abducted in 1996, Bob Crane; discovered violently bludgeoned in 1978, and so on. The list is endless and I didn’t even touch the lists for unsolved rape, theft or other violent crimes. Have all these perpetrators experienced Karma? Karma must’ve come in some other form, other than prison, because thousands, hundreds of thousands, have never been caught. I wonder, if real, how it manifested itself. Were some in car accidents? Did others get cancer? Maybe their daughters were murdered or raped?
Is Karma just another belief? People like to believe in Karma because it’s a nice thought. What goes around comes around. That would be fair; and most people like to believe in justice. However, we all know life is not fair. Right?
If you believe in Karma, I only ask you to open your eyes. If such a great thing existed, I don’t think it would pick and choose at random. If Karma were “fairness”, it would make sense that ALL would be selected for justice. Since obviously, ALL are not, what does this tell you? It tells you that the perpetrators of the crimes against those I’ve mentioned above, and the countless list of all the others I didn’t, may not have been struck by Karma, but rest assured, they will be struck by God.
I choose not to believe in Karma. Sporadic justice just isn’t for me. That doesn’t mean that I’ll stop holding the door open for the next person, or saying “Have a nice day” when I leave; and I’d still turn in a wallet if I found one. Not because I’m putting my faith in Karma, but because I’m putting my faith in God. Yep, God will be the one who comes back around.