No, Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason


When trying to make sense of recent events I found this blog post by Adam Hamilton.  It is well worth a read, in my humble opinion.

Adam Hamilton.

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Comments

  1. I read Adam Hamilton’s blog post earlier and it is well worth a read. Thanks for posting a link to it.

  2. I’m not sure that we can take the words “everything happens for a reason” as literal as Mr. Hamilton was suggesting. Take the belief of Karma for example, does anyone’s Karma remotely suggest that they are about to face a mass-murderer, rapist, child molester or any other ghastly occurrence? No, I don’t think so, the deeper and darker things that happen in life are that of man’s own free will to do right or wrong, although in some cases the “culprit” lies within the medical profession that prescribe so-called “medicines” to people without fully monitoring and/or understanding the side and after-effects of it, and thereby altering the state of mind and perhaps the ability of the patient, to decipher right from wrong.. From what I have read recently a number of these tragedies were committed by (younger) people who were on, or had been on medications designed to alter their behavior. While I concur with Mr. Hamilton that God does not plan and then carry out such horrendous acts as part of His so-called “Grand Scheme” I do believe that we sometimes tend to over-analyze the words of man and interpret them as the Word of God. The biblical phrase “Suffer the children to come unto me” does not mean to make children suffer! So please let us separate the actions of the human from the “Will of God”..
    This made sense to me as I wrote it, I hope it makes sense to you as you read it. Sorry for the length and the depth of the comment. God help us all.. But it should be worth more that fifty cents though.

    • I always love to hear your take on things. You did not disappoint me! Thanks for the thoughts on the article—it gave me much to think about!!! But maybe not tonight….will ponder it more later!!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for sharing the link, Beth Ann. How easily we hear and repeat these “catch-word” phrases, with no thought as to the meaning.

  4. I think I need to read it another time and then think about it. I am going to bed now.

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