Originally Posted by larryace
Has anyone ever heard the saying, everything happens for a reason? That seems to ring very true in my life. And if there really is a reason for everything, that suggests something behind everything we do, everything we are.
Everything does happen for a reason, but that reason does not have to be "otherworldly", or because there is something behind it. Its all cause and effect.
Example: You buy new tires for your car. On the way home you get a flat tire. Was it meant to be? Is some deity having a bad day and wanting to share it with you? NO. You ran over a nail. It fell out of the back of a construction truck. The truck hit a bump in the road (the same one you hit right before your tire went flat), and the nail flew from the bed and landed on the road. I could back this example 100 days into the past because every effect has a cause. Nothing happens with no explanation.