When someone does something good, great, amazing; however it is said, a reward is expected. That’s just the way the human brain has been trained in many cultures. People think just that with every good deed that is done. Movies have taught us that the “bad guy” never wins and that a hero will always triumph in the end. Not so much in the real world. Religious views, daily decisions, and just pure coincidence, if you will, all influence the outcome of a good deed. But, when answering one of the world’s most difficult questions: Why do bad things happen to good people, maybe we should first ask ourselves: Is the idea of a “good person” even remotely plausible to exist?
I’m not a religions person, at all. I do pray. But, when I pray, I don’t necessarily hope for an answer, more so a peace of mind that I did my best to try and alter an outcome in a positive way. However, The Bible makes it abundantly clear that all of us are tainted by and infected with sin. People can argue religious views and issues until they are blue in the face and still get virtually nowhere in the discussion. The Bible goes on and on with different sins and bad things that happened to people to make them turn away from God. The definition of good is: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. The definition of person is: a human being. Put it together and you have a human being that has desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. Keeping that in mind and associating that with The Bible would be following Jesus, practice a religion, reading The Bible; and be influenced by church, praying, and being one with God. There are set expectations and rules to abide when practicing a religion. How well you abide to those will determine if you are a “good person”. However, everybody has sins and when bad things happen it’s not necessarily “punishment” or “karma” for your actions. More... [continues]
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