This thread is not to attack anyone's beliefs but to help me as I continue to evolve my own beliefs. When I first left TSCC, I had basically converted to Buddhist type beliefs and that instead of 'sin' and divine judgment, Karma would be the bitch that comes back to bite us when we cause hurt/suffering/damage etc to ourselves and others.
Now I aint so sure. If reincarnation/rebirths are real (no evidence to prove/disprove), than I could see how Karma would make sense, but if this life is the only life we have and then we go on in an afterlife of sorts, I can't see Karma being a ruling force as I see too many who either cause damage/hurt to others and never really have much of that come back to them, or on the opposite spectrum, people who are born into suffering and suffer their entire (usually short) life through starvation and disease.
Because I left TSCC backwards, I never really suffered through a mourning phase of finding out my religion/belief system was all based on lies . I think I am starting to go through this phase now, realizing how little evidence there is to hold up most belief systems . That doesn't mean I can't be a good person, but I think as human beings, we almost have a programmed need to believe in a sort of deity or afterlife.
For me, the most believable evidence of any sort of existence outside of our brain/body are NDEs (Near Death Experiences) which are shared by those who have had a brush with death, seen a vision of sorts of life outside the body, and returned to tell about it. While NDEs differ in events experienced, there are several things that seem to occur in most NDEs: A life review, an absence of time, communication without using mouth (telepathy), a being of sorts representing deity or conscious energy and maybe some others. Another thing is many patients who have 'died' on the operating table, come back and describe the actions the doctors took, things they said etc all from the point of view of floating close to the ceiling looking down and also while their body was not breathing, heart beating, or showing any signs of life or consciousness.
So anyways, explore with me on what you believe now in regards to karma, judgment and afterlife and please also share how you came to your current conclusions. I doubt any of us have static beliefs now. Thanks.