I will ask you to, instead of assuming thing about me like " think that there is a mysterious and undetectable force in the universe that "Does things" and sometime smiles upon us and acts in our favour"
I can only assume that your excellent command of English deserted you
or that "You have missed the point"
Which you have
or "In your theology, whether or not it is "bad" is irrelevant" Ask questions...do not draw conclusions on the little you know about my views...
That is not a “view” it is a conclusion from what you wrote. You may wish to give us your views
Do you feel that you gave enough information to backup your answer? (as i understand, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, your answer is YES, people can get lucky)
You misunderstand. My point is people say
they are lucky. It is a question of language. People use the word “luck” and its derivatives but they should not think that there is an actual thing called “luck”.
“Luck” is a description. It is similar to “blue” -> it does not have an existence other than as a convenient description.
I think I have demonstrated that “luck” of itself, does not exist.
Do you feel that your answer is not based on hearsay or anecdotes. That you gave us enough evidence?
Yes, no or other?
I am content that a reasonably intelligent person would be able to follow my explanation and that my explanation is accurate.
The thing is, I do not need to “prove” anything. I have explained something to you. At this point, the only thing you can say is, “I don’t understand.” (or you could show that my logic is wrong.)
As proof that I do not need to prove anything, the point has been laid out by Pianodwarf, a senior WWGHA member:It's a burden of proof issue. […] the one claiming that [something exists] […] bears a greater burden of proof than the [denier] because the one claiming [something exists] is making a claim that extends ontology, and such claims always carry a greater burden of proof than claims that an ontological extension does not exist. – Pianodwarf
You claim there is such a thing as luck: prove it, and define what it is and its nature.
You are good at answering questions with questions but you seem incapable of telling us what your views are. Do you have views? What are they? How do you rationalise them?