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I don’t think it’s an outlandish statement given the context. Like I said, if God doesn’t exist, nothing to worry about. But if you do believe there might be some greater force in the universe, then how you relate and interact to the thing that designed you would be vital. Even shows like WestWorld have toyed with this notion of creator and created thing.

Also, in regards to what God would be like would depend solely on whether God had revealed himself and how. Buddhists don’t believe in a God but a higher form of consciousness, and Hindus believe in multiple gods. That really leaves the Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and those vary greatly on the nature and character of who God is while leaving a lot of room for mystery.

While I am definitely a Jesus guy (reading some of my top posts will show you that easily enough), the point of this article is that of exploring deeper philosophical concepts within the space of our culture’s recent obsession with purpose and rise in mental illness.

In regards to Karma, do you ascribe to the Hindu’s interpretation of it or more of the New Age movement (good begets good, and bad begets bad)? The reason I ask is that Karma (especially in the New Age concept) has monumental flaws within it. We all know really good people who have had horrible things happen to them, and really awful people who’ve had incredible things happen to them.

Was just curious as how you reconciled that and the problem of evil within a greater context of meaning and purpose giving the suffering that’s in the world.

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