I can imagine the plea from someone who is in a terminal health condition: 'how can this be happening to me?' I eat organic food, I recycle my waste, I ride a bicycle and I exercise outdoors vigorously.
What this tells me is that the health-food organic bicycle world is a religion.
This phrase, ‘how can this be happening to me’, is traditionally asked of a religious deity. The implication is that I donate to my church, I give to charity and I am relatively free of sin.
In neither religion, the traditional form nor the modern environmental form... do individuals believe that good people die.
I just wanted to make this point. Life and death do not seem to be easily connected to human behavior or human beliefs. Good people die, often early and without fairness. While there are some minor connections to their behavior there are no enduring or powerful ones.
That is what the story of Job is about. The great sound that pervades the universe, doesn't judge individual moral behavior. The story of Job, of course, should be read without the final redemption bull sh-t, that was added much later from a different language and ruins the real story of Job.
P.S. I wrote this blog more than ten days ago, before I had my heart attack.