Does God deserve the credit he gets?
As I often do, I went with my wife to a barbeque after her Sunday meeting with a number of JW guests. As always, someone does a prayer before we eat thanking Jehovah (God) for our food and for the companionship. I bow my head when this is going on and usually wonder, why aren’t we thanking the farmers that raised the chickens and plowed the fields for the vegetables we are about to eat? Or the truck drivers that got the food from the farm to our grocer? Or the grocer for putting chicken on sale this week?
Karen, hopefully one day of this blog :) , added:
This really is a pet peeve of mine. Particularly when someone recovers from an illness or injury and people thank god! for a miracle without acknowledging that it took medical personnel and modern facilities and public investment in the scientific method to “create” that miracle. I hate it when credit is not given where it’s really due, because then we lose out on the greater good of establishing support for funding of research, etc.
I do agree with crager and Karen. It’s amazing how many people ignore those who are actually performing the tasks and thank an invisible entity who probably doesn’t even exist.
I remember when the Rams won the Super Bowl a few years ago, Kurt Warner, thanked God for the victory. I remember thinking “What the hell did God have to do with the Rams winning? What about The Titans? Did God want them to lose?”
Let’s start a campaign to really give the credit where it should be given. Next time you have the opportunity to pray over a meal, thank those who deserve to be thanked. In fact, next time you have an opportunity, volunteer to pray.
- The de-Convert