‘Life is so unfair! He didn’t deserve this, why him?’
Well it will be with that mentality. When life throws a spanner in the works we always look for a reason. Not from a scientific viewpoint as to why shit went down, no. We ask why we deserved it. Why do we have such a lack of self respect?
If something bad happens to me, I find comfort in the knowledge that it wasn’t a punishment. Obviously an attack by an angry mob would be exempt, I’m talking natural disasters and diseases, miscarriages and motorway accidents. What a pessimistic mindset. To suggest that our suffering may be deserved is ridiculous and should be ridiculed.
If it turned out that a deity does in fact rule the universe, handing out punishments from afar, who would take pride in having this confirmed?
‘See, I told you God exists and punishes us!’
Does such a person exist, relieved to know that we are pets wearing shock collars wondering why we occasionally get zapped?
Hell yeah they do.