"Thank God," our soldiers managed to do everything without his help.

Alright, so today my dad finally got back from his deployment in Afghanistan and I drove to this gym where there was a ceremony to welcome them back. It was kinda cool; there was a live band that played the national anthem and the army song, and there was some free coffee which is always a plus.

However, during this ceremony, we were asked to pray, and by that I mean there was a guy who was praying and everyone had their head bowed. I mean, go figure, it's the south. Now, I'm used to people praying, and publicly like this, but the person who was speaking wanted to thank God for the safe return of our soldiers and for protecting them.

Now never mind that they were delayed two hours by fog, these men (no women) fought and worked hard to do their job and return home safely, and this guy wants to give all the credit to his imaginary friend? Just doesn't seem right to me.

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Comment by Galen on November 24, 2009 at 1:01am
I feel the same way everytime I read something on CarePages. I know two kids on there. One was in a terrible car accident and had to basically re-learn how to walk, talk, etc. due to head trauma. The other is a 5yo cancer survivor. Whenever their pages are updated, I go to read the latest updates and every fucking time it's filled with thanks to Jesus and how damn wonderful God is, ad nauseum.

Obviously I would never say anything to the parents or on their pages as that would be really REALLY rude and like a slap in the face. But I seriously get SO SICK of seeing God get all the fucking credit for the things that human doctors and human science are responsible for. Y'know why the 5yo's cancer is in remission now? Doctors and science, that's why! God didn't do shit and even if you could give him the credit, then where's his credit for giving her cancer in the first place?

Oh, but he just works in mysterious ways blah blah blah blah blah. It's sickening, it really is.
Comment by Dave G on November 24, 2009 at 11:36am
My brother recently returned from Iraq, and I know precisely who to thank. Him, for being careful, his squad mates, for watching his back, and the pilot of the plane that flew him back to the states.
Comment by a7 on November 24, 2009 at 6:45pm
I would like to ask the broader question ? Is there anything the obama admin has on their agenda to cut back the line between the military and religion.

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