Friday, November 30, 2007

nothing without a reason?

Over at Clarity of Night (a blog I read regularly), Jason has posted 2 very interesting items this week.

On Wednesday he talked about a marker in one of the cemetaries near him and drew a lot of comment about the idea of "coincidence".

Today's posting was about a very special incident that happened to him after he had read some of those comments.


Do you believe in coincidence?

Are people rewarded or punished here for what they have done?

Do you think they're right when they say "no good dead goes unpunished"?

This much I do believe -- everything we do has an impact somewhere -- if we had not made every decision we have ever made, we would not be exactly where we are -- perhaps the ultimate expression of the rule of unintented consequences

What do you think?


Julie said...

Hi, Bev -

I tried to get through to you the other night but found the comment box blocked me; tried at random tonight and the format was changed.

One interesting question that might have come up was whether the incident that happened to Jason would actually have been regarded as a coincidence by someone who had wider social contacts on a regular basis, if you get my drift. So how far is coincidence subjective?

Kay Dennison said...

I know my first conversation with St. Peter at the gate is going to begin with "Why in the hell . . .?" The man has some 'splainin to do. LOL