Yes,you did address that already and there is a high probability that this was a coincidence,,In my posting,I agreed that all the events that took place could have been a coincidence .<quoted text>
I addressed this already. People read the paper in the morning, so the time of day is not really shocking. Also, this all takes place in a few weeks, right? From the time the dog was found by the other person to the time the lady saw the ad is only a few weeks, correct? So right off the bat there is roughly a 1/14 chance she would call on that day. Actually, even better odds than that.
You are looking for reasons to justify an irrational belief.
let us look at the total picture.
What are the odds,that someone who is aware that a dog was found,
and that the person who found it,gave it away.
In effect,one can assume that she has no reason to try and seek it's owner. She didnot find the dog,she does not have the dog in her possession and no one has asked her to attempt to fing it's owner
2 weeks after tthe dog was given away,she is reading the paper and does something that she had never had reason to do before,for some reason she could not explain,she turns to the lost pet section.
She reads through some 15 ads,mine included, that were listed and finds that none of the descriptions fits her recollection of what the dog she'd seen once,looked like.
For some reason or other, of the 15 or so ads listed,she selects my ad and responds to it.
Now ,that series of consecutive events,or coincidences,do not conform to the way one would normally react under those circumstances.
Since she had no responsibility in trying to locate the owner of the dog,what caused her to do so.
What are the odds that the average person would have reacted in the same way?
If you had been in her place and concluded that the ads did not match the description of the dog ,as you remembered it,why would you waste your time ,making a call that you believed would not bear any results and why would you select my ad over the other ads that were in the paper
What are the odds that a normal human being would react the way she did.
If you believe that you would have reacted the same way,can you
explain the reasons why you would do so.
I have asked for a logically based explanation as to why these coincidences took place.
The responses that I have received are based on opinions,as to how they may have taken place. Logically means,according to logical reasoning,,,,Does not mean according to your personal belief as to how these events may have taken place
So,the responses do lead to the possibility of their being
The question is,what or who caused this lady to behave in the way she did?
The responses that have been posted,have ignored that other possibility,because they don't believe God exists,so that possibility is automatically dismissed.
In spite of my doubts about the existene of God at that time,I was unable to rule out that possibility,Since my prayer was addressed to God,in whom I did not believe existed but hoped,that if he did exist,he would answer my prayer.
The fact that,I was able to finally find my dog,did not convince me of God's exitence,but it did raise some doubts about my beliefs.
If God was real,he needed to provide me with more evidence,which he has contilously done over the years.
In your opinion,"I am looking for reasons to justify an irrational belief."
That is YOUR opinion,which is not based on facts,but based on your belief that there is no God
I believe in God and Jesus Christ based on the evidence he has provided me and by testing his teachings.
I tested them,lived them and I experienced them.
You have not,so I don't see what qualifies you, to pass judgement on something you know nothing about
Does what I have experienced prove to anyone the existence of God,,,,,,,No.
Does it prove to ME,the existence of God..YES