Something of the sort of Karma, yes.<quoted text>
A perfect Segway into my favorite C.S. Lewis quote!
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word,'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
Where does religion come from? We all yearn to believe in love, undeniable, unqualified love...for each other for our own existence, and for a creator who loves us without condition or pretext.
Peace out my brothers and sisters.
Wow, the rain has stopped and a giant rainbow is over the top of my mountain! Do you believe in Karma?
It is EXACTLY where religion comes from, but not where it went. The religion I grew up in would take that inner reality, and then translate it for you, as a method of mind control. Example: "You feel your heart pounding in your chest right now!?! That's God! He's telling you this is your last chance to take to that alter and beg for his forgiveness! Tomorrow may never come for you, child. You better listen to Him..."
Um, my heart was pounding because there was a grown man singling me out in a congregation of people and screaming in my face that I was going to die and burn in hell. And that urge to do something, that was my urge to leave. Sadly, I didn't, though, not until my 20s.