It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes. This is broadly true. But Heaven has the best choreographers.
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [ie., everybody.], to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.