"I kind of agree with Karma but not in a mystical sence, I look at it more from a logical common sence stand point of cause and effect. If person A kills Person B's Family, Person B may go seeking revenge and hill Person A or…"
"Yeah. Never understod an Atheist believing in karma. There has to be some sort of mechanism to insert karma into the equation. Unless it’s some sort of external intelligence, what could it be. It requires a guiding force.
"The word sacred is typically used in a sense implying a soul, or at the very least some special quality unique to humans. I believe in no such uniqueness, and I certainly don't accept the proposition of a soul. The universe sheds no…"
"Somewhat along the same lines as, "Why wont your god heal amputees". Not to mention that 50 Billion dead children in the history of humanity says a thing or two about any system of karma or benevolent gods."
"I'm amazed at the number of seemingly rational people who buy into karma and other assorted new age mumbo jumbo. Just like religion, they haven't really thought it through critically. So if someone brings up karma around me,…"
Since you're interested in Moral Dilemmas, here is one I got from a website that I thought was interesting. Tell me what you would do.
You have a wonderful daughter. She is 8 years old and has always been a happy outgoing child. But a while ago something terrible happened, she was raped. You are quite sure that the person who raped her is your neighbor. Your daughter is so traumatized she has stopped speaking, but she in other ways been able to convince you that he is the one. Unfortunately not enough evidence can be found to convict him.
You try to put your life back together. You move to another house and try to help your daughter in any way you can, but it is clear that the experience has ruined her life and that of your family.
One evening you have taken your wife out to dinner at a restaurant when you spot your former neighbor at another table. He is eating alone and looks unhappy. You quickly finish eating and leave. The next day you find out that your former neighbors wife has been murdered. Enough evidence to convict him of the murder is soon found, and at first you are very happy, finally his will get what he deserves.
But then you remember that you saw him in the restaurant at the time of the murder. you know he did not murder his wife. Maybe he paid someone else to do it… You remember that the police said that it had been made it look like a burglary, maybe it was…
You sit down to think. If you keep quiet he will be convicted for the murder, and the real murderer will go free If you give him an alibi, he will go free, but you can’t be sure the real murderer will be found, and it is possible that the evil bastard paid someone to do it… What do you do?