Today, at a local outdoor fair of sorts, we were walking through a thick crowd of people. Mr. g says in a low murmur, "did you hear that?" Focused on working my way around people, I heard nothing and told him that. Mr. g told me the people behind us were having a conversation about faith. The woman was a mom to a baby who had died before birth, and the man was asking her if she felt it was Gods fault. According to Mr. g, her answer was no, but the man questioned the belief that if God was all powerful and good, why did that happen to her?
There are just too damn many of us.
In response to comments: Julia, I too wondered about their relationship and the nature of the conversation. I saw them walk away, and I will say I don't think he was the father, they were not walking like a couple or even a once upon a time couple. This fair had a booth of atheists, so I did wonder if he was part of that, since he seemed to be expressing a non belief in God. If I had heard the conversation and emotional tone, I would be able to make a better guess, but because Mr. g heard it, and only repeated what was said, I have no idea on why they were talking about this. I did have the urge to say something to woman, because I always do when I hear of someone else's loss.