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A failure of logic

In which we don’t always believe in belief


You often hear people saying something along these lines:

Something horrible happened, but we survived. And then something else horrible happened, but it could have been so much worse. Someone Up Above must be looking after us, because we got through it.

My mother has said it a lot in the past, but she’s not the only one. And every time I think: hang on a minute. If someone has their eye on you, if someone saved you, why did it happen to start with? Why did you need to be saved? If someone’s looking after you, how did something so horrible happen?

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One comment on “A failure of logic”

  1. Dimitra says:

    Clearly this is one of those things that is not about logic. Duh.

    Because if you take it further it means that since bad things do happpen there’s no way somebody is watching. And that’s just stupid.

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