Struggle, Suffering and Death: The Story of Life
You may have seen it, lived it and hated it. Or you may have disbelieved in it, ridiculed it and accepted convenient explanations for it.
What I am talking about are non-random patterns in the course of life. Even if there was nothing else to prove it (and there is much else to prove it), I would believe in God because of the patterns of occurrences in my life. The pattern of things going wrong, of circumstances, of people, place and time that just never properly align no matter what I do. The pattern is so clearly non-random, so clearly beyond my control to change, that it speaks of a higher power. What highlights this is the fact that for some, life is the opposite; everything works out with or without merit.
Fortunate people think that their skills and attitude explain their success. They tend to want to eliminate the role of powers beyond themselves in how their life has worked out. Unfortunate people very readily understand and clearly see that where they end up and how things work out for them often has little to do with their efforts or skills. What is the truth?