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Yes it is his fault, Trump, Global Warming, Turnbull, the Economy. Why did we ever want to take him and his off field issues on. BA would have known about them at the time.
"Everything happens for a reason" what a dopey thing to say.
Plenty of diverse opinions here, not much on the character it takes to stand corrected though, or to uphold such great and apparently new values held by and expressed as Peats has done here.
We all know what happened and public reasons around that, but do we not appreciate and esteem contrition as a foundation element of a sophisticated society any more? Do we no longer hope our children can learn more from a sports hero than run, kick, tackle. That maybe being able to cry when you are hurt is not a sign of weakness and that the public testimony of it to those fans who hold you dear in their hearts is potentially a pillar of strength to them also.
As for derision regarding "everything happens for a reason"? I hold fast to the scripture that says "My God works all things together for good to those who love Him"
I can't imagine too many Parra fans or footy fans in general that would argue that the "Parra footy team, club and fans have indeed seen the working out of all the drama at that time as a mighty step forward today"!
Good on'ya Peatsy.
I do think Nathans line of " everything happens for a reason " was more a throwaway line than a deep philosophical religious mantra... And whilst I respect your religious beliefs perhaps we could do without throwaway lines used as a conversion tool?
Thanks Fathead, if you're correct in your assumption then certainly I can't disagree with he throwaway line perspective. If on the other hand there is substance in use of that phrase we should give the benefit of the doubt without needing to ascribe religious platitudes to Nathan when in fact it may have been part of his own personal defense mechanism. an attitude towards handling the thrust and parry of life.
And thank you for offering your own mercy to me re my religious convictions. I'm sure they were sincere. I was just making a point of how I handle the ups and downs of life.