Thursday, February 18, 2010

Divine contradiction

I see that 8 of the 10 Baptists in Haiti have been released, which is certainly good news for them and their families. That does seem to be a case of good intentions gone awry.

Upon being released, they thanked God for staying with them, and for helping them get released. The basis of such a sentiment is (apparently) that they believe God is involved in and in control of their daily lives.

Praising God upon surviving an ordeal is very common. I've seen many people on TV, standing amidst the wreckage of their home having been destroyed by a tornado, or fire or mudslide or something, thanking God that they survived. The contradiction is, I never see or hear these folks blaming God for putting them through the ordeal in the first place.

1 comment:

elmoredemo said...

This is common when athletes of the winning team are interviewed after the game, too. But I would prefer to hear from the losers; I imagine something like, "God made me throw that interception, the bastard."