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Monday, March 7, 2011

Hindu Terms

I love when I find someone who has a big problem with Hinduism using its terms. It seems that many Americans now don't know the origin of words like "karma." Below is a quote from a blog that I read occasionally. Its heavy evangelical Christian emphasis is usually too much for me, but there are some useful writing tip gems applicable outside the Christian writing market (why is there an entirely separate market just for Christian writing, anyway?)

Monday, February 28, 2011
Why Men Don't Read Romance

If you're a Christian man who reads Christian fiction, well, you're a dying breed. Call it payback for centuries of misogynist tyranny, but finally karma has caught up. Don't believe me? A stroll down the Religious Fiction aisle will cool your jets, bubba.
Novel Journey

An evangelical Christian believing in karma... hilarious.


  1. LOL.Here they don't use such words.If they do ,then only to decry it.

  2. It's true, the word "karma" is pretty divorced from its origins, but it still makes me laugh!

  3. I don't think the term "karma" is completely divorced from it's origins. In fact, "karma" originally means "action" in Sanskrit, and it infers that every single action has a reaction.

    Also, in Christianity they do have a sense of karma...

    Galatians 6:7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."