Shiva is destruction incarnate. Shiva is the forest fire, the tsunami, the earthquake, the hurricane. Yes, he is also manifested in acts of purely human destruction. Wars, terrorist attacks, mass shootings. Is there any discernible logic to his cataclysmic actions? Can there be any logic in a newborn baby claimed by an earthquake while another is spared?
Regardless of what the hoary edifices of religion might have to say, there is none. The Earth and the Universe it inhabits are inherently random places. Indeed it is to such sheer cussed randomness that we owe the very existence of the Universe itself. 
It is Man that infuses the random Universe with meaning. As the great sage Carl Sagan pontificated, “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

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