I have known for a long time that karma is BS. I’ve known this since studying Buddhism and being confused and then coming to the conclusion that karma was BS.
Now I see that in psychology terms, karma is nothing more than magical thinking.
This keeps happening to me. I ‘know’ something, I know it’s wrong, I know it’s a cognitive distortion, but don’t have psychology wording and understanding to put to it.
I often instinctively know things and work them out for myself as being irrational thinking, and then find out later I was correct and how.
“There is no logical or rational basis behind the concept of Karma”.
I’ve known for a long time, there is nothing rational about karma. People just believe it because they want to, often because they like the concept, they like the idea of good happening to them if they do good, or like the idea of revenge occurring for bad.
Magical thinking, is a very immature level of cognitive functioning and is seen in young children. Which many adults, do not grow and mature past.
And as with all cognitively distorted people, they will defend their cognitive distortions with all their might.