You heard me… I’m not trying to offend anybody here (Christian or otherwise). I am just baffled by the number of times you hear celebrity’s, athletes, musicians, and every day folks thanking God for their achievements! I mean, it’s okay to believe in a higher power, I think most people do… BUT do you really believe that the reason why you have that fucking Perfect Game bowling trophy gracing your display case is because of God?! Do God-thanking musicians believe that the only reason why they have made it to superstardom is because God put them there?! I mean sure, there’s some who are there by luck or other unknown forces (Ashlee Simpson), but most actually have talent and spent many years honing their craft and training to be where they are. Why does God get all the credit?
I love when I’m watching an award show and a celebrity steps up to the podium to accept the award and deliver their (rehearsed) acceptance speech. They look up to the ceiling with that million dollar twinkle in their eye and declare “first I wanna thank God”. The crowd just eats that shit up! Then (when the crowd settles) they proceed to thank the individuals who they actually should be thanking. But seriously… What does God have to do with an Oscar?!
Why does God get all the credit for all of the good things in life? But as soon as something bad happens (ie – natural disaster or other humanitarian crisis) God is nowhere to be seen or heard. Nothing to do with God. What the fuck is that?! That’s a double standard if I ever heard one!
When good things happen to me I am going to start thanking my socks. Why not?! Makes sense to me!