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Re: [bostonatheists] Thank You

From: Bob
Sent on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:58 AM
I agree with you whole-heartedly, Erin

It irritates me when people do that too. My job is helping people learn and grow, and it's important that they learn the causal relationship between their efforts and the outcomes, so they know how to accelerate their growth. Confusing the issue with superstition and imaginary power sources makes this much harder.


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On Jun 17, 2013, at 10:05 PM, Erin J Carney <[address removed]> wrote:

"Thank You"
I find myself stunned when achieving a great goal, or overcoming something fantastic that religious people inevitably say "Thank God I ....." Why do they do this? Was god the one who put in all of the effort, and time needed? No. They did.
If a man gets paralysed below the waist for example, and strives, and exercises, and pushes himself to the limit so that he can walk again, why doeshe thank a god? He was the one who went through the pain, and humiliation to be able to barely walk with crutches.
Consider the same man. Now if he was laying in his hospital bed, or his bed at home. He prayed and prayed to his god but did nothing on his own and suddenly by some miracle, he could stand and walk. Then YES Thank a god. My question is, does this ever happen? Even an idiot would shout NO!
Most everyone has heard the following. "God helps those that help themselves." Well excuse my language but shit! If I could help myself, what need would I have for a god?
I could go on and on, but my main point I am trying to get across is that if you achieve something great, overcome a terrible illness, or anything along those lines...... DON'T thank a god.
Thank YOURSELF, because you deserve it.

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