Queenie: "Hashem didn't come down and instruct us to create hamentaschen, so He sent shlichim to be sure it happened.
Just because it happened though historical processes doesn't mean there was no hasgacha involved and that Hashem wasn't behind it.
And just because Hashem was behind the historical processes doesn't mean they didn't happen.
Hashem is the architect of history and presumably there was some hashgacha behind our adopting these minhagim as our own.
Sort of like we have to assume there was hashgacha behind our adopting neo-Platonic views of the eternal soul and neo-Hellenistic views of the afterlife."