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← "Everything happens for a reason"

Tord M's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Tord M

If everything that happens, happens for a reason, and will turn out to be for the good in the long run, according to God's divine plan, then we are all free to steal, murder, lie, rape and pillage as much as we can, because every time we do so, it must necessarily be part of God's plan, and will turn out to be for the good in the long run.

Ask your fatalist friends to jump off a tall building. Because if they do, then that must also be part of God's plan, and will also be for the best in the long run. You might even argue, that if they don't jump off a tall building, then they are defying God's will, which of course they can't, so they'll just have to jump.

There position is absurd. No use to argue with them. What they need is therapy.

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