Bad things happen to bad people
An interesting perspective from Carriden, West Lothian, in 1710.
At Carriden Church, Sabbath Aprile 9th 1710
So when coal miners die in accidents, who do you blame? The mine owners for not worrying unduly about their workers' safety? No, blame the people for their sinful ways.
Source: Carriden Kirk Session Minutes, CH2/61/2 p. 113.
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