I've found that my belief in the concept of "luck" went away with my theism. Have any of you experienced anything similar?
Merriam Webster's first definition of luck is: "a force that brings good fortune or adversity"
And fortune: "a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably"
What IS this force? I think I thought it had to do with god. (Or maybe Star Wars?? tee hee hee.)
I stopped wishing people "good luck" when I gave up theism. (Unless it's sarcastically: "good luck with that"). Instead I say something like, "I hope everything works out for you", or "I wish you all the best".
I've known many people over the years who firmly believe they have "bad luck". From my observations, these people either made their own bad luck (if you don't ever change your oil, you're bound to have car trouble - that's not bad luck), or they just focus on it so much because they're looking for it.