The notion of random trajectories has always fascinated me.
Joe Bloggs backs his car out of the driveway at 07.59.03. Precisely the same instant that I back my car out of the driveway - 10 miles distant. He has a destination to get to, as have i. During the day we travel in many different directions, and on widely separate roads.
At 17.33.09 we arrive at the same intersection. For him the traffic lights are red, for me, green. He on his side of the intersection, me on mine.
He doesn't know about this, of course. Has never met me nor probably never will.
There is, of course, the possibility that he (or me) might be sleepy, drunk, or inattentive - and continue through the intersection. In which case we will intersect, and be instantly aware of each other and physical damage will be involved.
This scenario can be applied to any situation that one chooses. Too easy to predict on flat ground and manufactured roadways. Aircraft intersections are much more problematical.
Same scenario, but in three dimensions.
Is there a "plan" for all this? I think not. Does God say aha! will poke my finger under the tail of that aircraft and guide it into the rare, precise and exact, chance of collision?
There are, of course, some people who view random incidents and will insist that "It is God's will" .. or "God has decreed that these people should die." .. but really, an excuse too easy.
An abdication of thought. Repitition of rote. Dogmatism at best.
No concept in this post is new. Some bloke living in Greece (or somewhere there) came up with the concept of random events way back in whatever. He was known as the Laughing Philosopher, but never wrote anything (sound familiar?). No, of course not. Yeshua never did either, but Emperors would have you believe that "suffering" for the good of "the Empire" is the only way to survive, aand are determined to suppress any