No Accidents

 

We live a life of connectedness. One doesn’t happen without a source. An effect can never transpire without a cause. Mind you, it’s not a mystery. That’s just how it functions.

Some might disagree with this but we live because there is a quintessential being who allowed us to live. Hashtag, truth.

Anyway. Going back to connectedness, we might think that something happens because it just happens and it’s beyond our control. Yes. It may be beyond our control but it didn’t happen with a blink of an eye or just in a random instance. It never did.

Personally, I don’t believe in coincidence–most especially, accident. Some things just happen for no reason. NO! Truth is, all things work together for good. No accidents.

To back it up, read these:

Aristotle

Aristotle was the son of Nicomachus, physician to King Amyntas II. His parents died when he was still a very young boy and he was brought up by a guardian, Proxenus, who sent him to Plato’s academy in Athens about 367. He spent 20 years there and eventually founded his own academy.

His writings are among the most important in the history of western philosophy and science, and his influence on later thinkers has been incalculable: until the Renaissance they formed a major part of all European education. He was also appointed tutor to the future Alexander the Great. His first wife was Pythias, niece and adoptive daughter of his patron, King Hermeias of Atarneus and Assos. He later adopted Nicanor of Stagirus, Proxenus’ son, who also married his daughter.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe’s actor parents died before he was three years old (his father had disappeared before he was born and his mother died in 1811) and he was fostered (never formally adopted) by a merchant named John Allan and his wife, Frances, who had been a friend of his mother. His older brother was raised by their grandfather and his younger sister was adopted by a different family, the Mackenzies, but he remained in contact with them. When he was six the family moved to England, but they returned to the USA in 1820.

His later life was over-shadowed by financial and mental problems and periodic drunkenness, and he was temporarily disinherited by his foster father.

He is famous for his short stories and poems, such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Gold Bug,” “The Black Cat,” “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”

Steve Jobs

Jobs, with Stephen Wozniac, co-founded Apple Computers, after developing their first machine in a garage. Jobs’ company was also the brains behind the first computer-animated film Toy Story.

He was orphaned as a baby and adopted.

He showed remarkable electronics aptitude early in life and attended lectures at Hewlett-Packard, where he also had a summer job and met Wozniac. He went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon (class of 1976), but dropped out after one term, although he continued to attend classes for a year, also experimenting with drugs and eastern religions.

Jesus Christ

According to the Biblical accounts and orthodox Christian tradition, Jesus was not the biological son of Joseph the Carpenter, but literally the son of God. He was referred to by his contemporaries as the son of Joseph, and the Gospels record that Joseph married Mary the Virgin knowing she was pregnant, thus tacitly accepting her son as his.

This would be tantamount to legally adopting him, which makes the Holy Family unique in this directory, with Jesus and both his parents being listed, although none was adopted or fostered in the modern European-American sense of the terms, and both Joseph and Jesus grew up in the care of their biological mothers.

Jesus grew up to establish a reforming sect of Judaism which was transformed after his crucifixion into the new religion of Christianity.

 

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