When people do spectacularly stupid things that result in their deaths I often point, laugh, and say “See? That’s what happens when you do stupid stuff.” Its a popular feature of this site. But for obvious reasons, family and friends of the deceased get highly agitated and irritated with me for having the gall to call their dead friend/brother/sister/uncle a moron. And I often get a hasty, angry and ironic comment from one of them saying “You better watch it buddy! Karma’s a bitch! Karma’s gonna get you!”
This got me to thinking. First of all, I don’t believe in Karma. Its a buddhist principle that basically says all of the bad stuff that ever happens in your life is the result of your own bad actions and the actions of yourself in a former incarnation. And bad stuff you do now carries over into your next incarnation.
Keep in mind that buddhists are poverty-stricken lazy people who subsist on rice and handouts. So naturally, lots of bad stuff happens to poor lazy people. Saying that such bad stuff is due to something that magically happened in another life is just their way of justifying sitting around all day on their lazy asses. I mean, look at Yoga. Its buddhist exercise, but its not exercise at all, just stretching and breathing, the epitome of lazy. If I sat on the couch all day I would have to stretch too.
Also all of the idiots who threaten to call the Karma Police on me forget that the whole reason they are talking to me is because one of their friends or loved ones did something really bad and earned “instant karma.” Take the Darrell Dunafon post. What did Darrell do to earn his karma by sizzling to death in electrical wires? Just how awful was he in his previous life? And the case of Erin Marcove, who smoked dope her entire life and poisoned her own grandchild with medical marijuana before killing herself? What did she do in a prior life to be such a scumbag in this one? And will she be a dung beetle in her next life for trying to poison her grandkid?
Calling the karma police in an argument is about as bad as telling someone they are not allowed to talk about someone because “you didn’t know him.”