no pun intended

  • -me spectating philosophical discussion-
  • Person:Do you believe in Karma?
  • Brother:Absolutely not.
  • Person:Why not?
  • Brother:It's a despicable philosophy that has no grounds in logical nor empirical thought.
  • Person:But it's true.
  • Brother:Then why do horrible things happen to good people?
  • Person:They must have done something bad somewhere down the line to deserve it.
  • Brother:(beat) So, you're saying that if someone is stricken by tragedy, they deserved it.
  • Person:Yeah.
  • Brother:So everyone who died in 9/11 "deserved it?"
  • Person:(long pause)
  • Me:*thinking* (I could suggest The Holocaust, but I think that might be overkill at this point.)