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  • Yes,I believe that everything happens for a reason,I also believe that the decisions we make effect the outcome of certain situations.
  • Definitely! I do not believe in coincidences.
  • No I don't. My proof for that is that there are many things in life no one can seem to explain or have an answer to. If life had a real meaning, then I should inmagine it'd be clearer than it seems to be (just my opinion though)
  • Yes. I do not believe in "luck" or "coincidence". But that is MY opinion, because, like any other Universal Law, there's no proof.
  • Yes I believe this, unfortunately there is no solid concrete proof to back me up.
  • if everything happened for a reason then we would'nt have choices..it would make us no better than robots
  • yes, but i don't beleive in that statement they way that i think most people intend it. no, i don't neccesarily think their is some higher power behind everything that heppens. but, i do think there is a reason behind everything, even if we haven't figured out the science enough to explain it yet! also, while there may always be a reason, it may not be a reason that you like...
  • Yes i believe that theres an order in life and everything happens when its supposed to.
  • Yes,we may not always become aware of the reason, but I believe there is a reason for everything.
  • I do, for the most part, but I believe also that we have choices and that there may be different roads we can take, but our choices make the outcome what it is.
  • if you are implying that everything that happens is controlled by some over-looking god, the no. i do beleive everything happens for some reason, but no neccesarily for a good one. scientific laws must be obeyed...
  • Yep. I can't tell you why, but yes I do.
  • I fully do! It is my belief that, as in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
  • Yes. Sometimes the reason is stupidity.
  • Yes i believe everything happens for a reason,I am not saying we have no choices in life just that the choice came when it should have!!!!!!!!!
  • Yes i believe everything happens for a reason,I am not saying we have no choices in life just that the choice came when it should have!!!!!!!!!
  • Yes, I do believe that. Things happen for a reason.
  • Yep i do believe everything happens for a reason.when i was a teenager i used to seldom ask God why He used to do such things to me only,as to why He used to give me difficulties. I guess now i realize it was to make me strong,to make me ready for what was going to come in the future.i guess life is a puzzle and my empty spaces are getting filled day by day.
  • Yes. I'm not sure why... I also believe that in the end, everything will work itself out.
  • More and more aLL the time!!!
  • I believe that almost everything that happens or has happened is the product of chance or coincidence. Even our existence on this world, a mix of DNA from thousands of people throughout centuries...just plain chance, I believe.
  • Absolutely. Everything happens for a reason, and is part of a bigger picture somehow.
  • I believe that everything happens as a consequence of our actions and decisions. I believe that what happens is a result of how we live our life and not of some superior picutre pushing us into a certain direction. I believe that as humans, we pave our futur and choose our direction, it is not chosen for us.
  • I believe everything happens for a reason -- sometimes it just takes us some time to really know what that reason is. It's often hard for us to understand, especially when something bad happens to us, that there is a reason for it, or that good will eventually come of what has happened, but usually, when looking back, you can see the reason.
  • The Hindu theory of Karma says the same thing. The law of cause and effect is known in philosophical texts also. There is a very specific law in science. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you write it in English, it becomes Newton's Law. If you write it in Sanskrit, it becomes Law of Karma. http://www.search.com/search?q=karma
  • things happen and i cant honestly think of a reason they happened. i often wonder why things happen and im no nearer to finding an answer. eg why does bad things happen to good people?
  • After the fact, we assign the reason that suits our world paradigm. Life is totally subjective.
  • Well, I believe that there is a reason, thats why everything happens.
  • Yes I do... I wouldn't be the person I am today if things in the past never happened. =)
  • The law of cause and effect is known in philosophical texts also. There is a very specific law in science. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you write it in English, it becomes Newton's Law. If you write it in Sanskrit, it becomes Law of Karma. http://www.search.com/search?q=karma Causa est omnibus in Latin means 'there is a reason for everything. Similar meaning is given by the phrases "as you sow so shall you reap", "what goes around comes around", and "sow the wind; reap the whirlwind". http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/1444.html Leucippus, the founder of the atomic theory, declared in his only surviving statement, "Nothing occurs at random, but everything happens for a reason and by necessity". It is known as Leucippus’ principle of causality. http://www.answers.com/topic/democritus "Everything happens for a reason. Every action has a reaction. Always remember that whats meant to be will always find a way to come about." According to Vedic literature, karma is the law of cause and effect. For every action there is a cause as well as a reaction. Karma is produced by performing fruitive activities for bodily or mental development. One may perform pious activities that will produce good reactions or good karma for future enjoyment. Or one may perform selfish or what some call sinful activities that produce bad karma and future suffering. This follows a person wherever he or she goes in this life or future lives. Such karma, as well as the type of consciousness a person develops, establishes reactions that one must experience. http://www.stephen-knapp.com/Karma_what_is_%20it.htm Buddhism refers to it as Karma or "Karma Vipaka". It could also be described as Destiny which is the inevitable and unavoidable occurrences of events in one’s life that is not at all under the control of the person but the inevitable results of his actions or Karma done in his previous birth. Destiny can therefore be described as something that is self-created or self-earned whether it is for good or for evil. Man is the builder of his own life, the creator of his own fate both outward and inward. Man should know that whatever he gives or does in his lifetime is thrown back to him by Destiny. Destiny is certainly not a blind force. It is but one expression of the greater cosmic intelligence and mental energy associated with Karimc energy. It has a purpose to fulfil, and the purpose as far as man is concerned is an educative one. As man creates his own Destiny by his own thoughts and actions, he gets back unerringly from life what he does or gives in life. Good begets good and bad begets bad. Every action has its own reaction. These are but universal laws. Man should not forge that he is the result of millions of his past thoughts and actions. The law of karma basically states that every action has a reaction and whatever you do to others will later return to you. http://www.lankalibrary.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2571
  • No, it's the other way around. We find a reason for everything that happens.
  • Every decision we make and consequence we endure leads us from where we are to somewhere else. I don't believe things happen for no reason, so therefore they must happen for a reason.
  • I think many things just happen around us, like car accidents, and disease and floods. And I believe that people live with the consequences of their actions.
  • I believe everything does but you may not find out that reason right away. One time it took me almost 2 years to find out the reason!
  • every action is a reaction to a reaction
  • Well of course everything happens for a reason otherwise it wouldn't have happened at all. And I don't just mean major life events. There's as much of a reason that my ex drove us off a cliff as there is that I have to pee regularly throughout the day. If it's happened it has some purpose.
  • Only by nature.
  • Yes, what goes around comes around!
  • I say it sometimes, but more as a sarcasm since I think it's a bit hokey.
  • No, I think there is always room for completely unforeseen occurrence and random consequences that happen. Sure we can always learn from everything that happens but that's not like finding real meaning in each and every little occurrence.
  • No, somethings we will never understand why they happen. There will never be an answer to everything that happens in life or a meaning.
  • what could ever happen without the basic requirements to make it happen? Those basic requirements are called sufficient cause.
  • Yes ... cause & effect ... basic science ...
  • Well yeah. Although, what constitutes a "reason" is so vague that anybody can twist it into any context that suits their purposes. When you eat a hamburger you do it because you're hungry; when you get a cut the blood surrounding the area thickens up and starts to heal because that's the bodies way of protecting itself; the sun burns on and on because it's a giant chemical reaction. What I don't like is when people use that phrase to mean or imply "God is the reason for everything." So, in that context, my answer to your question is no. Of course everything happens for a reason. When something happens, it has a reason, but that doesn't mean that god has to have something to do with it.
  • Not at all. Some things just happen, some things are consequences of our actions or lack of them and some things are done on purpose.
  • Everything happens for a reason to make everything right. Good question Hyper.
  • No..I can't believe that there is a reason for some of the things that happen :)
  • yes im agree. coz every action has a reason
  • It would be a comforting thought that things happen for a reason. But no I don't believe it to be true.
  • Yes, I do. Even when I don't know the reason
  • Yes, of course. It's not like things just happen randomly without any cause...
  • Ultimately, yes. I believe that our Heavenly Father loves us enough that he allows us opportunities to grow, painful though it may be for Him to see the choices we sometimes make in response. I also take great solace in the knowledge that He will never test me beyond my ability to bear.
  • in my opinion, that depends on how far i want to analyze things ... there might be a reason for my loss of good health - (youthful indiscretions). there might be a reason for missing the new york symphony (wife is too slow getting ready). is there a reason that the butterfly i saw while walking to my mailbox flapped her wing in a specific manner? i doubt it. if everything happens for a reason, does that imply that things like fate and destiny are real? if there's truly destiny, then, no matter what we do, it's still going to happen. so, why then, do so many of us spend hours on AB chatting with others, learning about others, revealing ourselves to others, we grow, we change, we are empowered to reach out and shape our own destinies.
  • I do and it all begins with God... :-)
  • nope...
  • I think most things happen for absolutely no reason at all.
  • Completely and totally!
  • I agree that "everything happens". The "for a reason" part is what we use to make sense of and the best of this randomness.
  • Well the saying always makes ME feel better so... why not, yes I agree. lol
  • This one is a tricky question. I do try and think that everything happens for a reason... You have a choice in the matter... everything you do is made with choices, and everything has a ripple effect, whether it's good or bad it just depends. Say a relationship doesn't work out, and you are DEVASTATED...thinking that it would last forever... there was a reason it didn't work. We may not know what it was at the time, but we may know in the future... say after that devastating break up, later on in life you meet someone even better and things work out. It happened for a reason...otherwise you wouldn't be with the guy you're with now... but say later in life you meet up with that person who you used to date... things start to turn up...there's more chemistry there...you're a stronger person... maybe at that point in time you weren't compatible, but you are now. So everything does happen for a reason, we just don't know the answer to 'why' at that exact moment in time.
  • Yes. Everything does happen for a reason. Bears crap in the woods because they ate dinner a few hours earlier...etc.
  • It's not "What Happens" but how we deal with it when It Does Happen.
  • I always hear people around me say, "Everything happens for a reason," right after they get dumped or some other crappy thing happens to them. I never hear people say it when good things happen. It would be cool if it were true but I, honestly, think it's something we tell ourselves so that we can handle hardship.
  • It's a varience of the old fate or destiny question and are they mutually exclusive; can you only have one or can they coexist? Or maybe the question is more simple then that as in if I toss a ball into the air and I do not catch it; it falls to the ground. It fell because of gravity -so yes that happened for a reason. My question would then be was there a reason why I threw the ball - yes, because I wanted to. Was there a mystical reason why each of these steps where taken? Beats the heck out of me. The short answer is people will see what they want to see and I double dog dare them to prove you right or wrong. Was there a reason I wrote a long-winded answer?
  • That is a very deceitful question. Things (events) do not happen for a reason but for a CAUSE. We humans are the ones who decide to interpret both causes and events as "reasons." Stones do not fall for a reason, but for a number of causes. People kill for reasons but not tigers. But, even reasons obey causes. I can see a dogmatic interest disguised in your question.
  • I believe alot of things happen for a reason.
  • I do, if something didn't have a reason to be there it wouldn't be there. Everything has a reason for existing - if you got that?
  • No, life has a way of putting random stuff in your way but some things hit close to the bone and make you read in to them too much.
  • Yes. Im a paranoid agnostic. I don't believe in any religion, but i do believe there is a high power guiding us and is in control. And it is working against me. I plan to open a church to the belief. for now I'm using the local IHOP. the syrup make great sacrament. :-D P.S. happy holidays!!!!
  • yeah..i do...everything has its reason
  • Absolutely! If it didn't happen, we wouldn't learn and grow.
  • Yes, not only do I think everything happens for a reason, but its listening and acting upon the reason, wiTHHin the rEASon!!!
  • Yes, don't know what the reason is at the time and may never know the reason but I believe things happen just as they are supposed to.
  • yep...every single thing happens 4 a tons of reasons....
  • Personally, believing everything happens for a reason, helps me to accept things easier then to get upset over things (big or small). But, yes, as small as missing a bus, I do register that as a reasoning. I dont know why but I do...
  • I believe that there is a reason for everything that happens, but that does not mean that everything happens for a reason. There is a difference!
  • I think so, but I also know that sometimes there is not an automatic or noticable reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.
  • no, but we should try to find lessons in everything that happens.
  • Some shit goes down for no reason at all.
  • Yes, everything happens for a reason, but reason changes with everything that happens.
  • I believe There is this channel. Gods channel. There is a point A, where you start, and a point Z, where you end, naturally with all the other letters. Each letter is an event in your life predetermined by God. Obviously there are more than 26 events in a persons life, but thats where things get shaken up. As long as you work within Gods channel, you can do whatever you want. Certain things are definatley gonna happen, but how you get there, i feel it is ur choice. For example, if It was set that i was going to the market, I could go the same way i have for years, or i could take a short cut, or even get rear ended and walk there. I believe certain things happen for a reason, other things just happen because we are human, and that God gave us free will. I believe over all there is a plan, but it is half-hazardly fulfilled, but at a definate time.
  • Fuck no! ;-)
  • Yes, but not in a superstitious sense; in other words, all events share a causal link with some preceding event.
  • No, but I believe everything can be effectively rationalized! ;-)
  • No, nothing happens If It doesn't have a cause!
  • Only in a "cause and effect" way. Many things seem random and in a sense they are. Consider the game where there are three cups and a small ball under one. Wheteher or not you win depends mostly on you but there is a factor you can't control also.
  • no. things happen. man, with all his self-centered activities, is always seeking a reason why things happen.
  • yes all things happen for a reason but the reasons arent always reasonable. e.g. i could kick you and you'd think there was no reason but the reason was i felt like it.

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