I recently purchased a used car at a great deal. It's a red 2017 Kia Rio, and I absolutely love it. I obtained a loan through my credit union for 72 months at 3.49% interest, with monthly payments of only $188. My mom said that I should be thanking and worshipping god for this car, because there is apparently no other way I could have gotten a good deal without him. I politely bit my tongue out of respect for my mother, but I can't help but wonder why god would bother helping one random guy with getting a good deal on a car, but not help the millions of other people on this planet that really need help. Why doesn't he help the starving and oppressed people in third world countries? Why doesn't he help the people of Israel (who are supposed to be his chosen people) from their numerous enemies and critics? And, more importantly, why is it we always give god credit when things work out well, but when things go wrong people either write it off as one of god's challenges, or they don't even mention god at all? As much as I love my mother, she always praises god for all the good things in my life, she never gives me credit for working two jobs to pay for my college, or for acing the interview at my new job. She very rarely acknowledges my hard work accept for when I have large bills (like for car repairs or dental work) in which case she mentions that she's glad that I don't have to ask her for money. Why do so many Christians think this way? Why give thanks to god for the good in the world, but not to the people who make the good happen?
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