God helps those who help themselves?

11 Mar

“God helps those who help themselves” is a phrase that has always bugged me. Ok, so whats the logical conclusion of god helping you if you help yourself? Good things happen I assume. We now have an equation of sorts.

God helps those = who help themselves = good things come

It’s the same thing as A=B=C. My problem is that A seems superfluous. Why not just cut A out and say “Good things come to those who work?” God has nothing to do with it. If you go out and get a job, it’s you who is doing the work. God never comes down from the sky to help collate your proposal or bag groceries, or what have you. You’re doing the work and you reap the benifits.

One Response to “God helps those who help themselves?”

  1. oddinnuendo March 13, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    You know what bugs me? The fact that when something good happens, god SURELY had a hand in it. If something bad happens, it because it’s not in god’s plan, or you didn’t pray enough…or some other pathetic excuse!

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