Reversing Murphy's "Law"

Sometimes the most subtle and seemingly harmless lies appear to make evil acceptable. One such lie has been taken humorously and fondly into society, and it is known as Murphy's Law. Its shorter version is, "Whatever can go wrong, will."

Accepting such a superstitious belief as this is almost as pagan as following up the phrase "Things have been so good" with a knock on wood to scare off evil spirits that might pervert or reverse that good! Pervert is a very appropriate word in this context. Its meanings include "misdirect" and "divert to a wrong end or purpose: misuse."

One might protest, "It's true. That is how things work—good can turn into evil." Many could list examples of just such a perversion and misdirection. But does that make it law?

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Seeking God's grace
September 15, 1986

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