Comment: Ah...the Grand Propaganda Ploy (or GPP)

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Ah...the Grand Propaganda Ploy (or GPP)

Yes, that lovely phrase hammered into our little brains at 2 years old - "Everything happens for a reason".

The problem is, that is complete BS. Things happen from causes, not preplanned "reasons" in the brain of some uber-deity. A person may die 'because' cancer invaded their liver and their blood was full of anti-oxygen toxins. A car crash happens 'because' some moron was texting their friend about watching a movie that night and they didn't see the brake lights, unfortunately killing a little kid in the back seat. What could the possible "reasons" be for those things? How sick and evil would this god of yours be to have a "reason" for doing this

It is the most used, and least thought about, phrase in our lexicon. It is basically a cop-out so a person doesn't have to think at all, admit a fault in someone else, or contemplate their own vulnerabilities.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain