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« on: December 04, 2011, 02:48:11 PM »

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At home in his ground floor flat in Nizamuddin West, a largely Muslim neighbourhood, Tully confesses that his long-term partner Gillian Wright once told him “you love the Church more than you love Jesus”.
 
“Being in India, my Christianity has altered to such an extent from what an orthodox theologian would call Christianity. I don’t find the idea of karma and reincarnation incredible. In some ways I find it more applicable to the human situation than the Christian idea of heaven and the life hereafter,” he says.
 
While the way we live our lives and acknowledgment that consequences flow from our actions are fundamental to Christianity, Tully accepts his belief in karma cannot be reconciled so easily.
Uh oh...he's gone native.
 
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 03:13:24 PM »

Couldn't he just call it sin instead of karma?  Huh It's one thing to have respect for other cultures. It's another, to let everything meld into one syncretistic mush.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 04:34:32 PM »

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." - Galatians 6:7

"Then said Jesus unto him, 'Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.'" - Matthew 26:52

What's the problem with "karma" generically speaking?

Reincarnation can be more problematic.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 04:41:23 PM »

Couldn't he just call it sin instead of karma?  Huh It's one thing to have respect for other cultures. It's another, to let everything meld into one syncretistic mush.
"Karma" simply means (in Hinduism) "action". Every action has a "result", which is "vipaka".

"Evil; wicked" is the Sanskrit "papa."

"Papakarman" is "evil action; sin".
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