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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #31
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Bad things happen to bad people. = +1
Good things happen to good people. = +1
Bad things happen to good people. = -1
Good things happen to bad people. = -2
Wrong.

The correct values are:
Bad things happen to bad people. = +23.832
Good things happen to good people. = +11.736666 recurring
Bad things happen to good people. = -8
Good things happen to bad people. = -14.102

Taking a weighted statistical occurence of all of the above, applying a universal objective standard of good and bad derives an absolute value of 93.8, thereby proving that the world is a duck.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #32
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Someone has already explained it, Karma is fundamentally just wishful thinking.

Good & bad things happen to all people, and there's no objective reason why it shouldn't.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #33

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Surely more people ponder on why good things happen to bad people.
Like, why did that ugly, fat so-and-so win the lottery and I only got one number?
How did that appalling twerp with half a brain get the job promotion?
What does that fantastic looking woman see in that uncultured slob?
Why do corporate bigwigs who screw up big-time end up being fired with multi-million severance packages.
Why are lying politicians not killed by lightning bolts?
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Why are lying politicians not killed by lightning bolts?
This one's easy.

Because neither God nor the Devil wants to make an early acquaintance with these people if they can help it.
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Which teenager?
The one that comes to mind for me died in Iran 3 years ago, although she was in her mid twenties. I won't soon forget that, her name was Neda.
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The one that comes to mind for me died in Iran 3 years ago, although she was in her mid twenties. I won't soon forget that, her name was Neda.
And was she a good person?
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And was she a good person?
There is no way for me to know. Because her death was replayed many times in the news, she became a symbol for Iranian dissidents. She was shot randomly it seems, and her father saw her die.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #38

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If only bad things ever happened to them, i couldn't call them bad people. I'd call 'em victims, who became what they are through the circumstances.
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I'd like to add, maybe we're looking at it to individually. Perhaps we should look at a group, society or humanity in its entirety and say bad people make bad things happen and good people make good things happen.

Some good things are good because they make the bad things better; so weren't the bad things needed to get good things then?
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The very question "Why do bad things happen to good people?" reflects a premise that there is a reason why they shouldn't happen to good people. When I say "shouldn't" I don't mean in the sense of "they don't deserve it," I mean that there's some sort of power (usually God) or other system that should prevent bad things from happening to them. If you reject that premise (which I do), then there's no question to be asked since there's no reason to expect people will get what they deserve anyway.
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