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I wonder that myself sometimes ! Not that I'm a great person, but everything in my life lately has gone down the drain. It's a strange thing that life deals out bad things to good people. I guess it's just life in general and it always seems that the good suffer the most. I wish I could explain better but I'm thinking that life throws some curveballs at us and we have to learn how to deal with it !

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Indeed i have learned to deal with it too. Its just something we all have to accept eventually. I'm not a saint myself but I try to make the best of others lives as well as my own. I only asked just to see what others say as of right now my life is kind of at a platue stage going slightly down hill occasionally but that's life. Thanos for that :)
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Don't know if you are a believer, but the bible says that God lets things happen in our lives to test our faith. In every life some rain must fall
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You are a perfect example, Bob. You know how I feel about all your situations. You so are undeserving of all the crap you have to deal with. You are indeed a truly good person, an awesome man.
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xTox1cxSharpiesx : I know your feelings ! I did something dumb this morning trying to make life better. Made a major mistake ! So, now it's really going down the drain ! I hope things get better for you ! I really do ! Me, I'm a lost cause !
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Hang in there :)
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Good Morning everyone..MJW you are not a lost cause and with the help of so many of your friends..you will fight this.
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Morning, australis.
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Morning my friend..I just left you morning greetings elsewhere as well.Hope our friend cheers up soon.
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Oh, I only got alerted of your voting and this one comment. Big surprise. : [
Yes, I know, but he doesn't have much to be cheerful about. : (
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I have nothing to be cheerful about ! Nothing ! I want to see my Mom and then go home where I belong ! Sooner the better.
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Bob! --___--
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Sooner the better !
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for you, maybe, but not for anyone else
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That's exactly right Gail.
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Oh, some will be glad !
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damn right
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You just don't understand. My guts are on fire and my head is wasted !
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I do, Bob, but none of us wants you to.............go home. : (
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No we don't Bob.....:( we are all here for you and we care.
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But it's where I really want to be. I'm old , broken hearted, and busted up inside. Now I'm bleeding too. See if my fine Doc calls me back.
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Oh no. : |
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I really hope everything will be ok with You MJW I know things get hard and even I have felt like death is the only escape too, but you have to keep in mind that there are people who do care about you and who you have impacted their lives without even realizing you had done so.From the world I see around me and even what I do at my job, everyone goes through tough times some more tougher than others.....I guess what I am trying to say is just keep moving forward and stay strong and what ever you are going through you will kick it's A$$ :)
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Because God gave us free will, which means there is sin and people can make bad decisions; but we can also make good decisions to follow God! Even so the people who make bad decisions can still affect us. Thereby; bad things happening to good people.

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Even when I do things to benefit others, bad things still happen so....I'm not saying I'm a saint but still
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I know, bad things happen to everyone, but that shouldn't stop us from trying to reach our goal; heaven and eternal life! :)
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Expecting the world to treat you fair just because you're a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you're a vegetarian!

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No of course not! I already know that life is not fair and I have known this for a long time now....I never said anything about life being fair. I just wanted to see what others said :)
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bad things happen to all people. Some people may have more luck then others, but at some time, bad things would happen

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Because nice guys finish last and good people get kneed in the groin at the starting gate! A divine creature has nothing to do with it. Evil people far outnumber good people on earth and therefore when you go against the grain, you pay. FYI I am one of those individuals who got kneed in the family jewels at the starting gate!

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God allows bad things to happen....so that we will come closer to Him in our time of sorrows and tribulations....it helps us to grow....it helps our prayer lives....it helps us to proclaim God's holy word....it helps us to be stronger in our faith...God also chastens those that He loves. here's an example: God had a mission for Jonah...but Jonah went his own way...he was on a ship...and a storm came...and all the other's on the ship were really afraid that someone disobeyed God....so they tossed Jonah overboard..and a whale (fish) swallowed him up...and Jonah sat in the belly of this great big fish for 40days and night...it gave Jonah time to reflect on what God had told him and where he was to go. then the whale at the end of the 40th. day spit Jonah on the shoreline...and it was the very place where God wanted him to be at....sometimes when we disobey what God wants us to do....He allows bad things to happen to us.

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I wonder that sometimes

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Finally someone who answered my question right lol I just wanted to know why others think this happens
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We tend to be tested by God, but it usually ends up being for our own benefit because all these test only make us much stronger and faithful people. If you look back in life and think about all these "tests" and all you will have later you will see that it was worth it because God will compensate you greatly for your faith in Him. Sometimes it is also his way of reminding you that he is there with you and you seem to have forgotten him.

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Because this life is not a home of recompense , but a home of Tests ... Thus , people are tested by good and evil , and in the Hereafter they will be recompensed by what they had earned ...

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Sometimes life just sucks. It happens to all of us, unfortunately

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Someone made a bad choice that had sucky consequences. Either the person themselves or someone else or, in the case of natural disaster and some illnesses, they just happen because of th inherently sinful nature of the world. Nothing anywhere guatantees so called 'good' people are immune from the consequences of inherent and/or personal sin. You screw up there are consequences, whether you are 'good' or not. Sometimes others screw up and the consequences include you. Sometimes sucky stuff just happens and its no ones fault. Its the way this sinful, flawed world operates.

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Why do good things happen to bad people? Because there are manifestly more of them than good people; in fact, there is a lack of good people, and a surplus of partly good people. I am amazed at the good that is done to partly good people!
The question is a common one called the problem of theodicy. There are at least 5 answers that philosophers have attempted, and some are more satisfying than others. Here is the wiki on theodicy and I can recommend it for a beginning of your study of philosophy:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy

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I wish they didn't to! I really do! But if life was fair, we would already be in Heaven, or the other place. Life would be pointless.

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For the same reason good things happen to bad people, luck of the draw.

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what does luck have to do with anything
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Nothing, just a common term for being in a particular place at a particular time. Luck of the draw, flip of the coin. In other words , I don't believe in fate or predestiny.
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Everything is random, there is no reason.

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I actually believe in life there are no coincidences.....so I don't think everything that happens is meaningless..
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I didn't say meaningless, I said random
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same difference :p
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Not in the least, use a dictionary
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Why does everyone on here, when they are debating, say use a dictionary? that's something I used to say in elementary school lol and I said same difference.....that was an oxymoron lol and I didn't mean any harm by it.
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My children are randomly generated, they are not meaningless, there is a very big difference.
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Omg dude let it go -_- you have you opinions and I have mine....
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You can have all the opinions you want, but saying random and meaningless are the same, isn't an opinion, that's just wrong.
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The context you used it in meant pretty much the same thing. I know the words have different meanings but also you said "no reason" which is meaningless -.-
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"Good" isn't the same to us as it is to God, what seems "bad" to us is not necessarily what is "bad" to God. See, His perspective is so much bigger than ours, and He knows a lot more about the big picture than we do.
We cannot know everything that is inside the mind of God, but what we do know is that God is good (in the definition established above) though our minds cannot fully grasp Him. We live in a fallen world, all of which is touched by sin. But we can rest assured that nothing is outside of God's control. And He knows the whole story from beginning to end and what will happen after the smoke has cleared.

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Your evident contempt and distaste for Creation appalls & saddens me. I do not understand it.
Perhaps it is a consequence of making a distinction between the creator and the created.
Conceiving of creation as something separate and distinct from the creator.
As opposed to conceiving of creation as a manifestation of the creator.
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OMG please no religion arguments......they give me a headache
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Because we do not yet live in a world where each outcome is controllable. Justice will not be ours until we can subdue and destroy the forces that oppose it.

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Why do bad things happen to bad people as well?

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