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And A Lighter Approach…

17 Jan


Dear WordPress, The Answer Is ‘No’

17 Jan

The question for postaday2011 is, ‘Does everything happen for a reason?’  I have to confess, it enraged me.  It better be chance and not design because what did I ever do to get picked on like this?  Or the abused and murdered children we read about every day?  Why can one man work like three and become ill from it, when another is overpaid in a job for which he’s barely qualified?  Why do some people die too young and some too old?  Why is anyone homeless in the 21st Century?  Why is one child born to loving parents and another to sadists?  Why did floods hit Brisbane instead of Adelaide?  Why does one person win the lottery?  Why is one woman raped and another lives happily ever after?  Why do bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people?  What reason is there for any of it?  Tell the parents of a dead child that it happened for a reason and see how they react.  It’s dumb luck.  If it’s not dumb luck then Fate is both malevolent and indiscriminate.  Nothing happens for a reason; things just happen, and we have to make the best of it.

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