Do you think bad things only happen to bad people ?

@ronnyb (6117)
Jamaica
November 10, 2008 12:43pm CST
Are you of this view especially when you see a man in a wheel chair begging money ?.Do you give or do you say its retribution for sins either he or his family has committed.Many persons believe this to be true as there is a similar reference in the old testament of the bible ,where it says that the sins of fathers will come to bear on sons and so on.Consequently they have no compunction for persons that have suffered misfortune. Is this your view too?
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
11 Nov 08
No i dont think bad things happen to bad people. Eveything that happens to a person has a reason. Good or bad , it may teach us a lesson. What a person should do is to accept everything that happens to him and learn from it.
• United States
11 Nov 08
** i forgot the word only. it should be: No I dont think bad things happen to bad people only..
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
11 Nov 08
i don't think so... the Bible never says that bad things only happen to bad people... in fact, there are many examples in the Bible where bad things happen to good people as well... whether good or bad things that happen in our lives, i believe that there God wants to teach us a lesson from there and want us to become a better person... take care and have a nice day...
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@Chyzv88 (41)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
If you mean people are suffering because they did bad... then it does not follow. Things happen for a reason and the reasons may sometimes be not clear to us. It doesn't also follow that when who do bad suffer bad things. Some people even reap wealth from their bad activities. Life may seem unfair. But in the end the bad that has been done will be dealt with in this life or beyond.
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• China
11 Nov 08
i do not think so.because i consider myself a good people but there are many bad things happen to me.
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• Singapore
11 Nov 08
I won't not look down on people ever he or she is sitting on a wheelchair. If so, i would be show a helping hand as what i can help them to reduce their burden. I believe in sin that create past or present. But if you have a heart to return good, i believe god will know! And you got to stand yourself and do more good deed to clear your sin
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
11 Nov 08
As far as my view is concern I just see is at oppurtiny which can be good or bad , as man full of oppurtunity and no one man is good or bad and what criteria define man good or bad nature is also depends on the circumstances ...
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• China
11 Nov 08
anyhow, we should be honest and kindhearted for everyday.
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• United States
11 Nov 08
No, I don't think this is true. I consider myself to be a decent person. I spend a lot of time giving food and clothing to the poor, working in the church, and trying to make the world a better place. All of my grandparents and my parents have pre-deceased me, my daughters both have chronic health conditions, my car was totaled and some bad things have happened to me. God has used all these things to bring good for me and for others. The Bible does say that the sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children. However, it also tells us that "rain falls on the fields of the just and the unjust". Bad things just happen. But, I think more good things happen than bad things and we just think about them less.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
11 Nov 08
we all know bad things happen to everyone ,both good or bad.i hold the view that everything happens for a reason.bad things happened can turn out to be a blessing if you see from the other angle, and good things bring not always good luck.so i'd rather say no matter what happens, face it.and always remember not to do evil things coz bad things happen more often to bad people.
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
I don't believe that bad things only happen to bad people because most of the people I know who are experiencing a lot of bad things right now are good persons. It doesn't follow that because a bad thing happened to somebody he's already a bad person. What i believe though is that bad things happen to good people because God is still honing their character to become better individuals. I don't believe that it's more of a retribution for their sins or their family's sins in the past because life is about choices. Somehow you can choose to follow a wrong doing or make things right.
@lou_66 (909)
11 Nov 08
no i think bad things happen to everybody. its just part of life. if we never experianced bad things then we would never appriciate the good things as you need to have badness for goodness to exist. happy mylotting.
@23uday (2998)
• India
11 Nov 08
HI frnds, Do you think bad things only happen to bad people.Good things will happen to the good people.But some times good people faces a bad things.The every person has a faces in life good things and the bad things will come we can't say that bad things will happen only bad people but good persons will happen a bad things.
@successlog (3172)
• China
11 Nov 08
no, i think it is just a mistaken saying in the folk.i think whoever the people is good or bad,we couldn't control the luck of ourselves.everyone has the good luck or bad luck in life.so bad peole also have the good luck sometimes. so ,it is just a luck.it is just my opinion. happy mylotting.
• United States
11 Nov 08
I do believe in the idea of karma, what goes around comes around, but I don't believe that it is an absolute. Bad things can happen to people who don't deserve it and good things may happen to horrible people. I think what we have to remember is that things are not always going to run smoothly, not one person on this earth is going to live their life without anything bad happening to them. In the same idea though no one will live with nothing good happening either. When things begin to go bad we often lose sight of what good there has been. I don't believe that the way you live determines the circumstances you come across, aside from the consequences that come directly from the actions that determine whether you can be consider a good or bad person.
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
10 Nov 08
I do believe that very bad things will happen to bad people in due time. But that doesn't mean that bad things don't happen to good people. Yes, I feel that Karma exists, but that it also shows itself in the positive way too. I can honestly say I've never thought to myself "what a bad person she/he must have been for living on the streets!" when I've seen a homeless person begging for money. I do often wonder why they aren't getting more help, or what they are doing with the help they do receive though.
@arcidy (5013)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I beleave in the opposite because most of the time its true. I think that there are more good people that have bad things happen to them then the bad people why I dont know but thats just what ive seen and know off. Even though Im probally wrong.
@zoneday (142)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 08
I don't think so, everyone will face something that is bad and something that is good. No idea how to measure, but everyone do i think. Maybe you will say that bad guy will have a very bad luck in the future, but who know the future...... But do bad things will cause someone hate you and they may hurt you. So don't do bad things still......
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
i'd like to think that good things happen to good people...but i know for a fact hat bad things hapen for a reason too, whether you're good or bad...it's to teach you a lesson so that you can better yourself...