Thursday, June 28, 2007

A couple of weeks ago in Melbourne, a very kind man intervened in a volatile situation to give assisstance to a stranger. For his troubles, he got shot and killed.

Last night on the Mornington Peninsula, a very drunk man was daft enough to try to drive, and ended up bogged in a ditch. He walked away without a scratch.

Do you ever wonder if there is any natural justice at all? Any karma? Is there a God? What kind of God would let the good die young and tragically, whilst the foolish survive their escapades and often hurt others in the process?

Needless to say, I don't believe in God. But I do kind of believe in karma. What goes around comes around. I just hope that guy's payment is coming soon.

10 comments:

Steve said...

You would have also been aware that a tourist rendered assistance and was shot. We tend to forget about him eh?
I do understand where you are coming from!

lee said...

That was such a sad incident,stace. From what I heard the man was so coldly calculating when he shot the people -very deliberate and calm about it.So sad.

Aidan said...

Complete drunken idiot last night, no sympathy for him, glad he crashed atleast he is off the road.
I still cant believe that someone would try and operate a vehicle at the level of intoxication he was at last night. Un believable...

Keshi said...

Stace ur right...I often wonder abt these things...is there a God, why do bad things happen to good ppl, why do bad ppl come out of it all unscathed etc etc...


**Do you ever wonder if there is any natural justice at all? Any karma?

I believe in Karma...it is the only sensible answer.

Keshi.

Menchie said...

I can understand how it can feel that there is no higher power with all the atrocities that happen everyday.

I believe in God and i guess with that belief comes the faith that there is a reason for everything though it is completely beyond one's understanding.

To each his own I suppose depending on what you believe in.

But I'm with you -- I wish there was less violence in the world.

Cazzie!!! said...

Uh huh, I am with you, karma comes about in its own time

Ubiquitous said...

But Stace.. have you ever wondered what karmic disturbance there might be if you didn't send an email to an old friend who wanted to say hi? ;) In case you missed it, I left a message a couple of posts back.. If you didn't miss it and just didn't want to reply.. well, thats ok, I'll leave you alone, but would prefer a simple message to that effect than empty silence. Anyway, just watch out for that karma! It moves in mysterious ways! ;) - Dave

Stace said...

Hi Dave, I didn't miss your message but I've been quite busy. Logging onto Hotmail takes too long! (Only got dial-up at home.) How's things? You married yet?

Steve - we miss or forget too many tragedies, it can all be a bit too much to remember at times. Forgetting is probably a defense mechanism of our own mind.

Menchie - I almost envy you that faith. It must be nice to feel that there is a reason for everything, instead of feeling helpless at being unable to change anything. But I find myself simply unable to believe in a God.

homo escapeons said...

I wish that Karma switched to High Speed because too many assholes escape justice for decades.

Jewel said...

Yes, Stace, life does seem so unjust at times, yet I am thankful that I can look to God in times of confusion, for peace and comfort. "It rains on the just and the unjust..." We are not puppets or robots that God programs or operates. We have a free will. I don't even begin to understand all that happens, be it good or bad, but I've put my trust in a sovereign saviour. There's been evil present upon this earth since the original sin and there will continue to be until His great coming. That's just how it is. So, I'll endeavor to do my part to make it a better place for those that I can.
((HUGS TO YOU))