Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Interesting. The highlighted part to me reads like yet another example of trying to make the Universe fit into the LOA model. We tend to need an explanation for everything. Even when there isn't any. Or maybe it really is just as simple as having an old, sick zebra. Maybe that particular was closest to the lion when it pounced. Maybe it tripped on something trying to get away. Occam's razor...The simplest explanation is the most probable.
Nah... there's too much more going on here of importance to ignore.
First, I don't believe in coincidences. For any event, there are far more behind-the-scenes things going on than we all give credit for. The universe is, I believe, the master coordinator of events and every entity, human or not, experiences events with an infinite intelligence coordinating things. Once the intention has been placed, coordination is set into motion until the events take place (you can call this intelligence the Universe, God, or whatever you believe in...for my purposes, I'm going to call it the universe; the name is not important).
Don't underestimate the importance of why a particular entity is chosen to be in a circumstance, as opposed to another. In the zebra analogy I mentioned, it was probably not just another zebra...it was that
Why is it important?
Let's take a look at a woman who experiences a seemingly 'random' mugging/rape on the streets. That single event is not just a simple event. It takes place and starts a whole chain of events that lead to other chain of events, including whether she will end up marrying in the future or having a family. That chain of events eventually dictates whether another (particular) person in the future will ever be born. Etc., etc.
woman was, for some reason, chosen by the universe to be in that place and time, in the path of a certain particular individual
(as opposed to another particular mugger), who, together, create a very specific chain of future events. The universe took a set of intentions (from all parties involved) and coordinated the paths to cross and experience the drama together.
Yes, from one point of view, you can say that chances are that there will be some woman and mugger meeting somewhere and playing out some drama somewhere in the world. But, looking deeper, in this case, it was that particular
woman; that particular
How do you know that the Occam's razor thing is not just some way to conveniently dismiss the unexplainable?
Finally, I don't believe anyone needs to explain how LoA works...to make it fit into the model of LoA, as you say...in order to make it work. It just does. To me, it just makes for an interesting conversation.