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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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"In the beginning," the Bible tells us, "God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was formless and chaotic, with darkness covering everything." Then God began to work his creative magic on the chaos, sorting things out, imposing order where there had been randomness before. He separated the light from the darkness, the earth from the sky, the dry land from the sea. This is what it means to create: not to make something out of nothing, but to make order out of chaos. A creative scientist or historian does not make up facts, but orders facts; he sees connections between them rather than seeing them as random data. A creative writer does not make up new words, but arranges familiar words in patterns which say something fresh to us.