• Question: do you believe in luck ? & do you believe in god ?

    Asked by 09glena1 to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 13 Mar 2012.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 10 Mar 2012:

      It is interesting how often the people who work the hardest seem to be the “luckiest” in discovering things. I do believe in “hope” in that I hope that one day I could win the lottery, but I would be extremely lucky to do so if I had not bought a ticket! Anyway I am happy for science to explain precisiely HOW things work and for people to believe that God is the reason WHY they work. I see no conflict or contradiction in this. Science does not necessarily displace God. Beyond this my own personal beliefs are not for this forum. Hope this answers the question. Regards Robin

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      I think sometimes lucky things happen, but I wouldn’t like to live my life waiting to be lucky or I would never do anything! I think it is more important to work hard and do things you enjoy doing, and then you might feel lucky when you realise you enjoy the life you made for yourself.
      I’m undecided about God though. I was brought up as a Christian but stopped going to church many years ago. I think it is more important to have good morals and treat people well, but believing in God can give people a good moral framework. I don’t think God is someone who will just fix every problem people have though – he put us in charge of looking after eachother and the planet so we have to work together to do that, and engineering and science are one way of helping to look after the planet.

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      Kelly Walker answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      I believe in luck… and I believe in ‘Fate and/or Destiny’…. I think that life has many surprises and the journey of life is very exciting as there are always new opportunities and people around the corner… you just have to open your eyes and you will see how amazing life is. I believe in God and I believe in Science. Can the two co-exist as beliefs? I’m not sure about that….!