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I Don't Need to be Forgiven

Updated on August 17, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

One of the biggest hoaxes ever foisted upon mankind is the notion of “Original Sin”. This is the belief where each and every man and woman is born with the indelible stain of the original sin of Adam and Eve against God. Mankind has always been taught that because of this stain we need a Savior or baptism in order to be forgiven of this sin. Millions of people have either been baptized, or had their children baptized in order to keep from spending an eternity in either Limbo, or Hell. Of course once you get baptized you are obligated to spend your entire lifetime in that religion or face an eternity in Hell after death.

This notion of Original Sin is a control mechanism instituted by the religions in order to keep people under their control. If you have nothing to be forgiven for, or saved from, it goes to reason that most people would not have a need for a religion. The religions of course know this and that is why they hammer us with the concept of Original Sin. The more the religions can convince us that we need them, the more we are apt to follow them, their leaders, and pay them portions of our wages to keep us safe.

It is true that each one of us is born with a debt; but it is a karmic debt that each of us has accumulated over our many lifetimes. This karmic debt cannot be washed away by being baptized into any religion. This debt is accumulated by each of us by our actions in prior lifetimes and must be rectified by each one of us without an intermediary, or Savior involved. It is not a religion that is needed, but an understanding of this karma, and a willingness to work through it.

This brings up the question, “How do I work off past karma, and not accumulate more of it?” The quickest way to work off karma is to learn to be a giver, and not a taker in life. The quickest way to learn to be a giver is to learn how to love.

Love is always a giver, never a taker. If you can learn to give love in any one of many forms, you will be on the fast track to spiritual advancement and enlightenment. It does not matter what religion you were born in to, or what religion you choose; what matters is how much love you have in your heart, and that you give it to others.

Selfishness and greed are the things that will add to your karmic debt, but love and giving will burn off your debt and help you realize that you are not stained by the actions of Adam and Eve, but beloved in the eyes of God.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Lady G! Of course give and take has to balance out, as do all things here in the worlds of duality. My post "The Circle of Life" goes into this. Most people do a good job of making sure they receive, on giving, not so good. It is not receiving that is the problem karmic wise, but greed, selfishness, and gluttony.

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      There is a reason to take too ans in ask and receive. One cannot give all the time, there needs to be a balanace. We are so pressured into the giving thing that we forget there has to be the other side for this all to work. We cannot all give and give and give for if we do that there would be no need to take and then giving would be useless. As you know I have written many hubs on the control of humans by religion so I don't have to tell you that. My latest one though is in a series of Magical places, called The Closed Lost Garden of Eden. I have to update it though as some new information ahs come up from someone who wrote in my comments.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Run Down! I am not sure if there are karma police, but there are karma judges. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Run Down Battery 

      8 years ago from UK

      Karma Police!! Yup they are definitely after me! Good hub... made me think...

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Violet I will check out your hub today.

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      VioletSun 

      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Muley: Exactly! I just wrote a hub on choosing love or fear, perhaps when you have a chance you could visit as I value your insights. :)

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Violet! There is no fear because I am trying to teach, not control. Whenever someone tries to make you fearful, they are subtly trying to control you. It is important to realize this. Love is and has always been the answer, that is why every Savior and Saint has emphasized the importance of love.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Steve, I think you are confused, you are not damned for accumulated karma, you just have to keep coming back to this hell until you pay it all off. Any money you wish to send will be put to good use, just don't ask me for what. lol

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      VioletSun 

      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Your message is one of love not fear and I appreciate this. Opening our hearts is what keeps us evolving. I can't get past how ignorance still prevails in our world and its hurtful to see anger, and judgment, and a total refusal to see that its not fear but love that all the spiritual teachers have attempted to teach.

      As usual, thumbs up!

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      SJM 

      8 years ago

      Fear of eternal damnation by accumulated bad karma... mmm sounds like your using fear to control me to be a better person.

      PS You forgot to ask me for a donation to help continue your good work saving the ignorant masses.

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