“Everything happens for a reason – we humans cannot know that reason. God operates in mysterious ways, and only God knows the reasons behind all the apparent unfairness in this World. Everything happens in accordance with law of Karma keeping in with deeds of your previous incarnations. Or you never know, what you think as bad today, could be a blessing in disguise! ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ are your puny, worldly definitions. How do you know if God operates by the same definitions? Just think ‘positive’, okay?” -Typical ‘explanations’ given to prove God’s fairness and goodness in face of ‘bad’ things happening to good people.
School teacher (T) in an exam to a class ten student (S): What is 12 plus 15?
S:27? I don’t know. My mom knows the answer.
T:You idiot! You think that is even an answer? You’re unfit to study in this school. Don’t you know the answer is 27? Isn’t it obvious after 12 years of studying maths? I’m flunking you. Get lost! Oh, I see my child, you’re really devoted to your mom and love her so much. I’m glad to see, you’re not arrogant enough to actually think you know the answer. Your humility is commendable. You’re the best student I have ever known. You know everything! You’ve transcended to the next World gained sufficient expertise to yourself be a spiritualmathematical Guru! Here, take these chocolates. I’m sure, even your mom will give you lot more chocolates to see you love her so much. As it is, who am I to decide 12 plus 15 is 27?
Yes, our flawed education system is in need of urgent reforms.