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If it is of my own doing I thank no one; I don't need to thank myself.

If it is another person(s) doing, then I thank him or her or them. 

If it is purely a stroke of fortune, then I tally it to circumstance.  

A better question is who do you blame for the bad things that happen to you?

Are they the same people responsible for the good things that happen to you?

Are you responsible for the good things that happen to you, but never the bad things?

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An even better question...

Are you ready for all the strange answers , and questions ,

you have set in motion which are swirling in the possibility

matrix , which might manifest in this cyberspace thread ,

or in your offline life , by you asking these questions ?

Then , will you accept the responsibility for such , or place

it on others , or the gods of chance ?

Since Einstein said God does not play dice with the universe ,

will you play craps with Eris , Goddess of Chaos , if she challenges

you ?

What if your life goes into absolute chaotic flux , after asking these

questions , as a lesson by the possible "Powers That Be" , not to think

you are in control of your destiny ?

Lastly , if these things occur , will you be honest and share them with us ?

( some might need a good laugh for their day )...possibly...;)

Just askin' you know ?

Why Eris? Why not Krishna, Zeus, Ishtar, Jesus or any of thousands of gods humans have invented. 

Some say they were invented...

Others say they always existed , and were pulled

from the possibility matrix , into physical / etheric

manifestation...similar to Aboriginal Dreamtime...

Why Eris ?

I was focusing on a goddess of chaos , since you asked

about "bad things" happening , and since I do not relate

to the "good / bad" dichotomy the same as many do , I

related it to "order / chaos"...

Thus , Eris , as one possible deity...but if you would prefer ,

we could use Heyokah , or Coyote...your call...;)

Who do you thank for the good things that happen to you?

Life happens of its own accord.  If I ask for something of my gods, and I get it, I thank them.

In my path, good things and bad things happen because that's just life.  I don't believe the gods take a daily interest in most people to direct good and bad things their way.  SOME people are fated, to be sure, but I doubt I'm one of those people.  

"If I ask for something of my gods, and I get it, I thank them."

And here you have struck at the basis of all superstition: the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Causality is much more difficult to demonstrate than what most people imagine. 

Yup.  Especially when my desire for something is atypical and the response ties directly to my desire.  Not kinda what I wanted, not related to what I wanted, but exactly what I wanted.

Not sure you understand what I'm saying. Unless you have direct observation of your gods answering your prayers or you can control every factor in your environment that affects the outcome of what you desired (basically the scientific method) you cannot demonstrate that your gods caused you to get exactly what you wanted.

Just because one event follows another event once or multiple times does not prove causality.

Not sure you understand what I'm saying. Unless you have direct observation of your gods answering your prayers or you can control every factor in your environment that affects the outcome of what you desired (basically the scientific method) you cannot demonstrate that your gods caused you to get exactly what you wanted.

Just because one event follows another event once or multiple times does not prove causality.

I look at the odds of what it takes to give me what I wanted WHEN I wanted in and EXACTLY in the form I wanted it.

The odds are normally astronomical.  But hey, it suddenly happened when I asked my gods for it.

If I prayed to Zeus for 10 million dollars and afterwards won the lottery it would not prove that Zeus answered my prayer, only that one even followed the other. Causality can only be proven through experimentation and direct observation.

I call bullshit on you supposedly calculating the odds. There are thousands of factors to consider in your desired outcome and it isn't physically possible for anyone to take all of them into consideration. Reality is much too complex to contribute your desired outcome to a single cause.

There is also this thing called LYING. Any anonymous person online can claim anything. The odds of you just making stuff up is 'astronomically' greater in comparison to the odds that your specific gods exist; given the fact that thousands of gods have been worshiped throughout history and lying online is commonplace. Using occam's razor I can deduce that the former is most probably true.

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If it is of my own doing I thank no one; I don't need to thank myself.

If it is another person(s) doing, then I thank him or her or them. 

If it is purely a stroke of fortune, then I tally it to circumstance. "

Sounds reasonable.

"A better question is who do you blame for the bad things that happen to you?"

Whoever is responsible for the bad things.

"Are they the same people responsible for the good things that happen to you?"

Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

"Are you responsible for the good things that happen to you, but never the bad things?"

Oh, no, I've made my share of mistakes.

Good things, bad things, I question both.

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