If God has to intervene that means someone must have interfered with His design. So who was it?
why do you come to that conclusion? man designed the metal and the system that failed. maybe god just thought it was a shame to waste lives because of mans design flaw?
Let us take all the things that happen in the world everyday and reduce it to three cars speeding on a back road. One by one they zip through a stop sign on a major highway. The first two go through and nothing happens... Wow! Must be a miracle. God was certainly watching over them.
The third car goes though the stop sign and ten people die when the car hits a van full of school kids. So what was that? God just turned his back? Just one of those things that happens?
We came here to learn: "Life is a School....What have you learned?" There are risks in coming here and becoming alive, it is part of the process. If God watched over each of and protected each of us then we would little and live forever. We actually learn from life's mishaps, serendipity, and incidents. We can learn from someone else's death, we can learn from our own pain, anguish, and suffering. It's a school, learn.
When something good happens it is because of divine interference :? But when something bad happens :? :? Just because :?
Some groups believe that our lives were planned for us before we came here. As far as something bad or good happening, that is a direct result of the choices we make each moment of our lives. Chose to smoke and 30 years later you have lung cancer, was that of God, or your own stupidity?
We have free will, to chose what we will do, sometimes the invocation of that free will can cause us an early death, fame, fortune, notoriety, etc.
Either it is all coincidence or both good and bad are caused by some super natural thing.
It is neither coincidence or caused by a super natural thing, it is free will. Free will is the very thing this country was founded on only we call it freedom. Abuse your freedoms and you can lose you life, abuse your free will and it can cost you your life.
I am under this impression that God knows everything that is going to happen. So I have been told all my life. So one has to wonder about things like that plane landing in the Hudson. Nearly every article would mention "Miracle". Implying divine intervention. Why didn't He just move the birds out of the way?
I agree God knows what is going to happen each of us, each critter or plant upon this planet. It was a "Miracle" that the plane landed in one piece and everybody got out alive, what's hard to understand about that? Ask yourself how many people on that plane have a deeper belief and faith in their creater because he didn't? How about the belief and faith of those who just heard about it? That to me seems like a pretty good reason to let "nature" take it course. We saw something, we learned from it (each in a different way), and a greater bond between the people invovled was created as well as a greater appreciation of life.
I have had many close calls in my life. Another inch here or another second there and I would be dead. Was it God that saved me all those times?
Two items just this week;
a friend of my mother had a brother suffering from dementia that for what ever reason decided to take a walk without shoes or jacket. He was found froze to death.
a cat was found in a snow drift somewhere. Body temperature 40 degrees below normal. She survived.
Who was responsible for the death of the man and the life of the cat?
During those close calls with death have you ever heard you name called out loud, but not by anybody around you? I've had over 2 dozen close calls with death during my life. The 1st one I heard my name called, twice, and was saved from being scalded with a canning kettle full of extremely hot water. Another time, when I hear my name called, I turned and a bolt of lighting struck a metal post I had been standing guard in front of (I've had 4 near misses my lightening). There were many other times things just happened, and other times I was given a choice: my discissiion would determine what would happen. And that is the key, it is free will, our choices, the good, the bad, the benevolent, and the ugly, determine what happens to us.
I've often had people ask me why God hasn't answered their prayers.
My answer: "Maybe you haven't done the things that are necessary to earn an answer."
Good behavior is rewarded with good "luck", bad behavior is awarded hate, misery, and jealousy. Good deeds will earn you answers to your prayers, bad deeds can earn you a prison term.
I hope that answers you questions.