prediction, coincidence or luck
If a Mystic said to a Sceptic what would you wager, on this following scenario, let’s just say, we are stood in a field where a very high Sycamore tree stands alone and completely open to all of the elements from each and every point on the compass. And now, at this very moment, there’s a massive thunder storm which had started about half an hour earlier and which had now developed into a ferocious electrical storm. Even though we are stood a couple of hundred meters from the tree, we just witnessed a massive lightning strike on the topmost part of its canopy.
With the frequency and amount of lightning they had just witnessed, in that one lightning bolt, the Mystic reckoned that there was a very strong possibility that, ‘Lightning could strike twice’, or why not, even three times, in the same place, especially with the ferocity of the whole storm and amount of time it had been going for.
So the Mystic, once again, spoke to the Sceptic, and said, “I have a very strong feeling that the lightning, will strike the tree, at least another two times, and so making that a total the lightning will have struck the great tree, is three times.”
The Sceptic had not spoken a single word for at least two hours, up-until this point, when he replied with, “I’m inclined to agree with you there, but only up to a point. I would say, it could be, just a coincidence, if it where, to happen as you predict.”