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Accidents of Birth?



Is it accident

Dna or genes’ flaws

Nature’s laws

Poor fit or per-fect

Cause of some born

Brains torn

Control worn

Power switch


Or God’s will

Our pill


To suffering



©DGA 13 December 2011 11:24

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

23 thoughts on “Accidents of Birth?

  1. God’s will and suffering innocents. This matter is probably the major reason people turn to atheism or agnosticism. Unmerited suffering. I can never
    figure it out and that we are unable to comprehend the machinations of God
    never brought me consolation. On the other hand, I am less inclined to accept
    that the Crucifixion pays for our sins and more inclined to believe it is significant in relating that God knows human pain. I assure you that if I was God I would have made my creation quite differently. I am sure God and me will have occasion to discuss the matter. Just hope the discussion will begin quite some time in the future.


    • I have never been able to fully understand why some innocent babies and children suffer in this life. I have always believed that my God is a God of Love, so this doesn’t make any sense to me, unless it is a testing of our faith. No doubt we will understand one day and it will all fit into God’s plan. I do think God understands all our human emotions.


  2. I think that we are all here to teach each other and to learn from each other. And that God uses different methods and paths for each of us to achieve what He sees as best for us. We are all broken in some way but none of us are flawed. We are indeed perfect just as we were created to be.

    Wonderful thought provoking post!


  3. Our imperfections are perfect though, don’t you think? We learn from them.


  4. This is a great philosophical question and I am with Carl D’Agostino. However, there is the answer. We have two inherent weaknesses, one to link phenomenon in a causal relation… however weak the supposition be; And two about natural justice… that good people should always be happy and the bad should always suffer.
    We go on refining the cause, whenever it doesnot fit into our scheme of things. In a cauldron … as big as the creation itself… everything has to be at some place… the top, middle or the bottom … but thankfully it is not permanent and is only a fleeting phenomenon. In a dynamic contunuum we can’t have a static model. Unfortunately, all of us petition GOD to keep us afloat and never want to lie low. History, economics, science, and every branch of philosophy is replete with proofs of this truth. We have invested God with so many traits but never one for ourselves to bravely face the life with all its challenges. Our knowledge has only weakened us further than strengthening our character.

    I liked you chose this subject. We should never lose this childy trait of wondering at the Life’s vagaries.


    • You are right, Sunamu, about our seeking simplified answers to very difficult questions. This, I think, is one of the most difficult questions for religion to answer and, because we influence all those around us, and they influence those around them, life’s experiences are more complicated that mere ripples in a pool in that the ripples also have branches! I know that one day all will be revealed and we will know that everything had a purpose and what that purpose is/was.

      I’m not sure I fully share your view on: ‘…Unfortunately, all of us petition GOD to keep us afloat…’ I know we do ask God for help, and I believe he answers in his own way which we sometimes only see with hindsight as it is not what we expected, but I feel we should just ask God to be with us, guide us, give us strength to do what is right and then we should have faith and know that He will do just that.

      My post on the Little Drummer Boy brought this question to mind and I wondered what everyone else thought. Thank you for your reply. I always respect what you have to say, Murty.


  5. Accidents never happen . . . in a perfect world.
    But is this world perfect?

    Probably not.

    Thought provoking post, Denise


  6. ugh heavy post…i think that all are special and loved and things happen…i dont claim to understand god’s will at times or why they do happen but…


    • I think that God is Love and that we are all special. I think His will is too complicated for us to understand and we will have to wait for all to be revealed…


  7. Good and fair questions all.. Only God knows. But, this I know, I have been blessed. Thank you for reminding me.


  8. If we were meant to know then we would already know.

    I love the quotation:

    “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”


  9. One of my friends just got bad news in this regard about her pregnancy, renewing all the why questions. I believe we will know the answers someday.


  10. Ours is not to question why?


  11. Perfection could be subjective too. My perfect may not be your perfect.


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