God-incidences and Synchronicity

I was part of a Catholic Retreat [Emmaus] this weekend. It was a great experience. God-incidences are what some people of faith use to describe what might secularly be described as fate, or coincidences. Hard to describe, but between my wife and I, over the past week we’ve had a series of encounters with a local Parish priest which left her in possession of a beautiful prayer by Cardinal Newman and me with an insight into the teachings of a Swiss psychologist Carl Jung.

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. In order to be synchronous, the events should be unlikely to occur together by random chance.The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and subconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.

Events which can be grouped by their meaning would suggest intelligent design.

About Jorge Costales

- Cuban Exile [veni] - Raised in Miami [vidi] - American Citizen [vici]
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