Because I have a Twitter and a Facebook and am connected with those who are religious, I constantly see posts that follow this theme: "Thank god for allowing me to see another day."
After my initial reaction of a slight chuckle of amusement and I really start to think about the "rationale" behind these posts, I get really annoyed. How arrogant do you have to be to thank god for allowing you to live another day? Like he personally goes through a checklist of all the people in the world and picks who gets to wake up every morning and, hallelujah, he picked you! To me this thinking just seems absurd--condescension disguised as awe.
Is this just another example of the audacity that comes with religion, or are people truly servile to the belief that an invisible man in the sky controls every trivial aspect of their day-to-day lives, for which they should be grateful that he would simply let them live? On second thought, I think a better question would be HOW do people believe this is true? Because, obviously, they do believe it.