My daughter has had a lot of trouble passing her algebra class at her university. She just CANNOT do algebra. She failed last sememster, then worked her butt-off this semester. Lots of stress, worry from my DH about paying for another failed class, etc. She pulled it off by the skin of her teeth. YAY! BUT. Here is where we were stupid. Our next-door neighbor who is a very good neighbor and a really nice person (as is her husband), brought us xmas cookies (yum!) and told me that she was so happy my daughter had passed because she and her husband had PRAYED for her to pass!!! WOW! We thought it was my daughters spending a whole semester spending hours in the math-lab getting tutored, staying up all night studying, etc. and here ALL she had to do was ask our neighbors to pray for her to pass!
(sorry I sound so mean, but really? That's like Tim Tebow (sp?) thinking jesus makes him win football games when there are kids dying in horrible pain in the world. BTW SNL had an Excellent skit of jesus and Tim Tebow in the locker-room after a game. Hilarious. Look it up on YouTube!)
Darn booklover, did you forget to ask your neighbors to pray she had a learning disability? ;)
Your post makes me think of my last one, "Pet Peeve & a Rant." It's amazing to me how xtians give their god credit for good things even in the face of horrible tragedy, while somehow not blaming him for the bad.
....at least they brought you yummy cookies, lol.