15 Jun '13, 3am

DABlog Why athletes thanking God for victories is stupid

I hate it when athletes thank God when they win. My reasons for hating it have nothing to do with my own atheism. I hate it because it’s narcissistic and because it’s theologically infantile. If you win a game and then thank God, and do not thank God when you lose , you are going on record as believing that God wanted you to win, and that a victory by your opponent would have represented a thwarting of God’s plan. But how do you know? Isn’t it possible that losing is what God has planned for you, and that it will do you good? Maybe losing will strengthen your character. Maybe your opponent needs the win (or the prize money) more than you do, and God somehow managed to figure that out in spite of being dazzled by your greatness. Maybe you should be thanking God for protecting you from the sin of pride by not letting you win a spiritually meaningless, entirely earthly contes...

Full article: http://dablog.rubypal.com/2009/2/3/why-athletes-thanking-...

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