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Why Does Karma Get All The Glory?
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Why Does Karma Get All the Glory?

If America's religion is Christianity, then Hollywood's religion is karma.

Karma gets all the glory on television and in movies. It certainly gets much better press than Christianity. But why?

Christians are called to be "salt and light" to the world. Their good deeds are not meant to please other people, but instead to please God. That requires an almost complete lack of selflessness to do that. The Bible states that anyone can love someone who is nice and good to others, but Christ loved those who are very difficult to love and Christians are called to do the same. You would think that Hollywood could definitely use that kind of behavior and attitude to fuel the morality of their movies. Well, they do like a lot of those attributes, just not tied to being a Christian. Christianity turns off a lot of viewers, who find it well....offensive, so it uses a substitute.

Karma. The universe makes sure good things happen to those who do good for others. That's perfect for show business. They get the good deeds and happy endings and the moral of the story, without having Jesus in every scene. What a downer that would be for some. Karma is such a general and vague concept, that the same viewers that are offended by Christianity are not offended by it. Karma offends almost nobody apparently.

There was a sitcom called "My name is Earl", where the lead character was earning karma brownie points by checking off a list of good deeds every week. There was a whole lot of immoral (but funny) things going on around Earl, but as long as he did his one good deed for the week, everything was alright. I have to say, that I never felt offended by it either, even though it goes against everything I believe. Imagine if Earl were a Christian. You wouldn't be able to throw in the sexual innuendo, the zany fighting or anything else that Earl and the gang do, because the Bible teaches against it. The Universe? He (or she) is just fine with that. He/She never makes you feel guilty.

Why is it okay for the "Universe" to love people and not Jesus? The Bible was written by God using men to accomplish this. The Universe? Nothing. It is awfully beautiful to look at on a starry night though, and it is so vast that it boggles the mind, but it isn't much on keeping up with whether or not you walked an old lady across the street or if you handed a homeless man a couple of bucks or even if you managed to never curse a day in your life.

I know Hollywood isn't going to change anytime soon, but I do hope the next Mel Gibson (w/o the alcohol and mistress) within the industry throws us another bone. Maybe if I do some good deeds, the Universe will help me out.


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