When people say everything happens for a reason

One man and his door
Went to bend causality
One man, his friend/enemy, their partner, dog/cat, in London/Hull, might or might not have actually
Went to bend causality

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Don’t you know it’s true what they say
Things happen for a reason
But your time’s coming around
So don’t you stop tryin’

Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you
Dream of falling in love
Anything you’ve been thinking of
When the world seems to get too tough
Bring it all back to you

Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you
Dream of falling in love
Anything you’ve been thinking of
When the world seems to get too tough
Bring it all back to you

Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you
Dream of falling in love
Anything you’ve been thinking of
When the world seems to get too tough
Bring it all back to you

Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you
Dream of falling in love
Anything you’ve been thinking of

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do they??

It’s sometimes used by pro-lifers to suggest that abortion is not justified by any circumstance, for example

Proper gross

Yes that’s exactly what would have happened

How do people do that?

That’s ridiculous, you can just say if everything happens for a reason, well so does my abortion. Fucking stupid.

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it’s really bad

[horrific and evidently pointless loss of human life] happened for a reason then? right

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imagine saying ALL things happen for a reason to stop someone doing something
ffs that is the absolute worst logic

you know what I didn’t even mean it like that, because to me some of that does have a very observable human reason unfortunately
but like me taking a cap off a can and playing with it for a bit? Come on

yeah, its always good things that happen for a reason innit.

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what reason do those things have?

also how are we defining reason? teleological, or we learned something, or

cap off a can? woooooah meaningful, man.

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What Manches said. I believe even Justin Beiber got in trouble for saying it regarding rape a few years ago.

Also seen examples where people have said certain travesties happened because gay people were there or whatever. Just irks me

I think the saying is intentionally spurious but I’d imagine either because of causality or yeah some sort of other spiritual reasoning. I’m absolutely not saying there isn’t random suffering in the world btw there’s a mix of arbitrary and structural - but in everyday life I observe so much shit that’s completely benign and random to the point it cant possibly matter at all

fucking hellllll

From one perspective, I get the saying. Like most things do happen for a reason, like, a poster randomly falls off your wall. It’s because the pressure was too much etc.

Or a car crashes into a pedestrian. Somebody wasn’t paying attention.

Yeah well that’s shit that I hadn’t even considered.

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there’s cause and effect, but the ‘everything happens for a reason’ thing always has this cosmic quality latched onto it because humans want to believe in predestination and are afraid of the chaotic void we actually live in.

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