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Subject: people
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: orty8-ga
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Do you have any information on why bad things happen to good people?
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Subject: Re: people
From: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Nov 2003 17:40 PST
Here's an excellent book on the subject:
Subject: Re: people
From: noclue-ga on 19 Nov 2003 00:33 PST
Among all the religions, I found Buddhism has the best explanation:

First, are they really good people? What are your standards for good
people? From a religious point of view, there are not many people on
this planet are good people.

Second, you do anything bad, you?ll be punished for it. Some times the
punishment won?t come immediately, but it will come eventually. If not
in this life, then in next life, or next next life? A person could be
a perfect person in the current life, but he or she may made mistakes
in previous lives.
Subject: Re: people
From: hammer-ga on 19 Nov 2003 05:09 PST
Perhaps for the same reason that good things happen to bad people,
good things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad
people. Maybe things happen to people, without regard to the goodness
or badness of either.

- Hammer
Subject: Re: people
From: tlspiegel-ga on 19 Nov 2003 10:49 PST
The reason:  Life happens!

Best regards,
Subject: Re: people
From: dunesand-ga on 24 Nov 2003 07:25 PST
Perhaps the answer can be found in the converse.
   "The rain falls on the just, and the unjust."

From your statement, one can conclude that there must be bad people,
as well as good people in order for a comparison to be made. This
said, there are also good things that happen to people.

We live in a world and society that encompasses all who live in it.
This may sound obvious, but then is it not true to say that who ever
lives in the world, faces the things of the world. The affects are
felt by everyone, not because of who they are, but rather because of
where and when they are when events happen.

Someone with Hilter masacist potential may be born into a
multi-millionaire heritage, having nothing but "good" happen to them
their entire life on this planet, whilst someone with the heart of a
"Mother Theresa" may be born into extreme poverty, suffering until a
bitter short life ends before they are able to speak of their pain and

Fairness, justice, equality are ideals we place in our mind of what
should happen, but the world which we occupy does not live by these
rules, simply because we are not as evolved in our thinking as we
Subject: Re: people
From: maluca-ga on 01 Dec 2003 23:49 PST
Free will. Given to us and directly responsible. Sometimes for better
and sometimes for worse.
Subject: Re: people
From: pssnyder-ga on 29 Apr 2004 20:59 PDT
I strongly believe that it is not God?s will that bad things happen to
people. God never causes bad things to happen, rather God allows bad
things to happen.

God allows bad to exist because to do good we must have the choice to
do that which is good or to do that which is bad. To do good during
our physical lives we must choose to do good instead of evil. It is
not the acts that we do that are "good", rather it is the choice to do
that which is good that is good. If during our life on earth we could
only do that which was good, if we did not have the free will choice
to do that which is good or not, we simply could not do that which is
Subject: Re: people
From: pssnyder-ga on 29 Apr 2004 21:08 PDT
I might also add that I believe a human being cannot make a freewill
choice to do that which is good if he or she knows that the choice
they make will lead to their living forever in heaven or forever in
hell. Knowing and understanding that consequence of the choice would
be so overwhelming that no matter what the choice would have been
absent that knowledge and understanding, every human being (or at
least most human beings) would choose to do that which results in
their living forever in heaven. The choice that they would make is to
do that which if they do they will live in heaven, which is not a
choice to do that which is good. If they choose to do that which if
they do they will live in heaven, they are acting out of self-interest
and not out of love, and they cannot do that which is good. I conclude
that God allows bad things to happen in this world and does not
absolutely reveal his existence to us, so that we may make a freewill
choice to do that which is good, so that we may do that which is good.

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