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Do things happen for a reason?
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Do things happen for a reason?
Why do you think things (bad or good) happen?
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
(July 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm)Shazzalovesnovels Wrote: Why do you think things (bad or good) happen?

So we’ll have something to read about.

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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
(July 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm)Shazzalovesnovels Wrote: Why do you think things (bad or good) happen?

That depends on what you are talking about.

Thugs are currently whipping people off the street in Portland which is a bad thing and that is because Trump is a shit.

So what specifically were you thinking of.



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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
(July 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(July 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm)Shazzalovesnovels Wrote: Why do you think things (bad or good) happen?

That depends on what you are talking about.

Thugs are currently whipping people off the street in Portland which is a bad thing and that is because Trump is a shit.

So what specifically were you thinking of.

Everything. Every single event in history: deaths, births, murders, wars, marriages, people etc. Did it happen this way for a reason? I just find it interesting because we can't change history, so you're born into whatever you're born into, and I want to know why.
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
I do not think there is some grand plan but I believe you could trace a causal chain to any event although I do not believe it necessarily means anything.
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
(July 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm)Shazzalovesnovels Wrote: Why do you think things (bad or good) happen?

No reason, and I'm a determinist.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
Yes, everything happens for a reason, I just had a nice meal, the reason was, I felt hungry. I put fuel in my car earlier today, the reason was it was almost empty and I have a 4 hour drive tomorrow.
Sometimes you may not know the reason, that doesn't mean there isn't one, last week we had a power cut for about 30 minutes, I don't know why, but someone does.
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
OP - do you mean everything happens due to some grand master plan OR that everything is caused by something else? Really the question in the thread title is one of my top pet hates, masked in a veil of profundity yet utterly vague, imprecise and impossible to answer without clarification. FFS.
I dislike the term "Black Lives Matter" because it implies that there is a WIDELY held view in society that black lives do NOT matter. I find that to be unrealistic, hysterical, DIVISIVE hyperbole. 
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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
Until you describe the "things" I can't postulate a reason.

I can tell you that none of my reasons would be magic/supernatural (unless magic/supernatural is the things).

Is this a good people/bad things thread?

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RE: Do things happen for a reason?
Good and bad things happen because things happen.

If a thing matches the set of x we call bad, then a bad thing has happened, likewise for good. That's just in principle, ofc. In reality, no event is so simple and one dimensional as to be just good, or just bad. We live and make decisions in a reality brimming over with exclusively sub-optimal decision fields. A necessary consequence of being a limited creature in an external environment.
The essence of poverty, is that it annihilates the future - Orwell.

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