Werda Verd wrote:
Yes, three kings and the 25th were arbitrary decisions. The kings were based off of the gifts, I'm not sure the reasoning on the 25th, but its common knowledge that we don't know his exact birthdate.
I mean, just look at the economy. If we have it all figured out why are we in such dire straights? Why do bad things happen to good people.
Because humans are highly sinful and fallible. Thats why there is greed, and thats why our economy is so screwed over--people were foolish and frivolous with their money, and its hurting all of us.
Bad things happen to everyone. Sin and consequence don't distinguish their victims.
Oh, and Val--would you say Mohammad existed?
Well, as often happens, people quote only those sections which support their position. I also asked the question "why do some women bleach the hair on their upper lips?"
My point was that it is stupid for humans to think they can impose too much of their own preconceptions on reality. Some questions have multiple answers or now answers at all.
Zen riddle: What is the sound of one hand clapping? yada, yada, yada...
These are called Koan in Japanese and there are a million of them. They are designed to make the mind think laterally not linearly.
And furthermore, why does the answer to those two questions alone have to be "Bad things happen to everyone. Sin and consequence don't distinguish their victims. " Why does sin have to have anything to do with it at all? Are there absolutely no other alternatives? Is it not possible that other belief systems are able to account for the nature of reality?
I guess I am mostly trying to make a case against closed-mindedness and intolerance.
And the tooth fairy thing...well, I have a really messed up image of what the tooth fairy looks like.
I have no idea why but as a child I thought that the tooth fairy looked like Muftak from the cantina scene
I know, I know how f...ed up is that? I was a weird kid.
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