Does it piss anybody else off when 1 person escapes from a burning plane and everybody thanks god for saving that person? Yet nobody blames god for killing the rest of the passengers!
Same things with hurricanes and tornadoes - they can wipe out hundreds of houses yet some lucky SOB who doesn't have any damage thanks the wonderful lord and saviour who protected him.
I think that is why religion is still so popular after all these years - it gives each person who believes a "special feeling" that they are "special" to someone (or something) when many times they don't have anybody who thinks their special.
I get so angry when watching the news to hear people say they thank god for saving them when the news also reports that during the same event their neighbors, and/or small children have been killed. They never explain why they think their neighbors didn't make the cut and the talking heads, especially that dreadful Diane Sawyer, always goes along with the god angle. Her voice grates on me especially when she offers her prayers for the "victims". Victims of god if you follow their thinking!
That is precisely why we should ridicule any such claim for thanking god for survivors and not blaming god for fatalities or injuries. Mockery, derision, laughter, scorn, scoffing, contempt, jeering, sneering, jibes, teasing, taunts, sarcasm and satire should be utilized. Nothing illegal, but there is no law preventing one from resisting such nonsense.
It's because they are really thanking the Big Guy for not killing him as well. They know that He's the one responsible and they are just kissing his ass which is what you do for all psychopathic tyrants.
I'll use that in the future.
Thanks - although it will probably get me beaten up.
I sure do agree with you all on this subject. It has bothered me for many years. Christians just can't see the fact that if there is a god responsible for saving someone or something, then he has the capability to save everyone.. Therefore he is responsible for everything, all the pain, death, and destruction. It's so obvious.
There's an excellent article on Huffington Post today, by Larry Womack, entitled "Nobody Cares About Your Damn Religion" that hits this subject right in the center of the target.
Something to think about!
Imagine a small town, with two state roads intersecting in the middle of town.
On the edge of town on the north side is a sign that says "Jesus Saves".
On the edge of town on the south side is a sign that says "There is no God but God, and his name is Allah".
On the edge of town on the west side is a sign that says "Visit us at Bethel Temple" and has a Star of David.
On the edge of town on the east side is a sign that says "There are no gods!"
What is the order (if this was your town) in which these signs would be vandalized?
I'm betting East, South, and West. The sign at the north edge would be protected by the police and have a 24-hour camera on it.