One Issue I Have With Religion

I am curious if others feel the same way as me, but when someone tells me that I have "God given talent" or I was "blessed by God" I get a little offended. Not to the point that I would yell at someone, but that I would tell them that I actually worked my butt off to get where I am.
I don't like having my success undermined by God. What are your thoughts?
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    Barry Adamson

    Here's an idea for you: when people say "God given talent" or "blessed by God" think Higgs Boson ("god particle"), thus giving such expressions a new interpretation with fresh coloring.  Just a thought.

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      Roger Wright

      The bigger issue in my mind is that they never give God credit for the things that go wrong. That's always their shortcomings. You can't have it both ways. If God gets the credit, he gets the blame. A few years ago, I recieved a pretty significant promotion at work. One of my Christian friends went on to tell me that God had done it. I politely said that I had done it with all the hard work that had earned this promotion. Then I went on to say that I never blamed God for the bad things that happened in my life, so he wasn't getting credit for the good things.

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      Roger Wright

      It goes back to the same thing when they thank God for curing their cancer, but don't blame him for giving it to them in the first place...