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Do you believe in coincidences?

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Dance like a gypsy Profile

Yes

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Yes. Witnessed several.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Anon,

Oh yes...no doubt about those little meaningful connections we call coincidence. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology, called them synchronicity.

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And something else I picked up somewhere:

"I don’t think there are coincidences. The coincidences are
little hellos from heaven."

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
You know Tom...I do love atheism it served me well for thirty years...but what you describe, it is just SO real and those kinds of things so intimate and personal, a perfection of love, contribute to my own undeniable way of faith now.
(some tears a little bit here...)
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Well, said---And I occasionally tear up as well.

I have tentatively minimized my apologetics---at least in the short term.

Not only have I been convinced of God's existence almost all my life, but I have acted on that knowledge for so long and come so far because of it, that theoretical discussions about whether or not He really exists are no longer able to interest me to any meaningful extent.

As I have said many times, I have no problems with atheists in general. It is certainly a tenable position, but not---in the long run---what I would consider a life- enhancing one.

And so my intent is to---at least temporarily---emphasize the benefits of being a believer. It so much easier, and so much more fun.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Yes...!!!
Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Absolutely . . . It's called statistics.

When you have high numbers those "Weird" situations or circumstances aren't all that uncommon.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Sure

Two definitions of coincidence from the internet:

a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection

an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time, especially in a way that is unlikely and surprising

Assuming your sample is representative of the data group you are studying, statistics is good for examining correlations.

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Ravin Local answered

I think most things happen for a reason. That's just my personal opinion.

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Ravin Local
Ravin Local commented
I believe that God is in charge of my life. I believe that He arranges the pieces of "my puzzle" in such a way as to create a beautiful picture in the end. I can't see all the pieces at once, but He can, and knows the end result. That's my belief, and you won't change my mind, so let's not argue about it. I respect your right to disagree with my beliefs. Let's all live, and let live. Life's hard enough without us giving each other a hard time. I KNOW that
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Just offering a different perspective . . . no worries.
Ravin Local
Ravin Local commented
Thanks! :)

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