The topic of probability came up recently in several discussion threads and it reminded me of a coin flip game an old buddy of mine told me about a few years ago. The game is very simple, everyone in the country gets a quarter to use for the game, and any time you come across someone who is still in the game, one of you flips a coin. Whoever wins gets the coins of the other and the loser is out. (We'll assume the coin flips are fair and there is no trickery going on, maybe you have to throw the coin over your head and let it land on the ground).
Suppose we continue this game until there is only one player left, what can we say about the guy who wins all of the money? Did God want him to win? It certainly might feel that way to him, he just beat out a whole bunch of people. It's not a skill based game, so he can't credit practice, he can't honestly say he is good at flipping coins, he just got lucky. The thing is, somebody had to win. If there is a God, he might decide to manipulate our fair coin tosses and make it so that particular guy wins. But if there is no God, or if God is not interested in this game, somebody would have to win, it could be anyone and it has to be someone.
If the country we are talking about is the united states, the odds of any particular person winning is about 1 in 300,000,000. It might seem that with odds this drastically low it would be impossible for it to happen by chance. There must have been someone or something guiding the coin flips for him to overcome those impossibly low odds of winning. But that is just not the case. It is true that for that guy, the odds of winning were one in three hundred million. But there are three hundred million people all with the same odds. If you look at the entire situation instead of the one guy who happened to win, it doesn't seem so crazy.