Why does the Torah begin with the second letter, bet, rather than the first letter, aleph? There are many answers, but let's focus on this one:
Bet is the beginning of the word barukh (blessed), but aleph is the beginning of the word arur (cursed). [Chagigah Y 2:1]
The problem is that there are many nice words that begin with aleph (ahavah, or love; achvah, or brotherhood), and many negative words that begin with bet (bechiah, or crying).
You would think that if you are going to use a certain method of explanation, you should use it always, not selectively. Picking and choosing where to apply it can lead you to any pre-ordained conclusion, and does not make a compelling argument.
Is this addressed anywhere?