Right wing Christians love to talk about people should take personal responsibility for themselves. This usually is in reference to when minority is being persecuted. Whenever I heard this type of thing from them, I can’t help but laugh.
Of all the people in the entire world the one group that is God bent on not taking personal responsibility for themselves has got to be Christians. If something good happens due to their hard work, “Thank God.” If something bad happens because of some poor choices, “God has a plan.” Sometimes the really fundamentalists will blame the Devil for the bad things. Rarely however do Christians praise or blame themselves.
When it comes to taking personal responsibility, Christians rank pretty low on the list. While not everything in life is in our personal control, for Christians to whine about personal responsibility is laughable. In life, sometimes something happens that we consider good and sometimes something happens that we consider bad. Sometimes we have some measure of control and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes shit both good and bad, happen.
Sometimes we are correct in thanking others and ourselves for the good things in our lives and sometimes we are correct in blaming others and ourselves for the bad things in our lives. But the most important thing is that when be have bad things happen, we have to take the personal responsibility to try to make it better. We can’t sit around praying to some magical deity to fix things. Fuck those “prayer requests” and actually ask for some human help if you need it.
- Why Do Christians Start Conversations With Atheists? (dangeroustalk.net)
- Give Yourself Credit by Not Blaming Others (psychologytoday.com)
- How Should the Media Cover Atheism? (atheistrev.com)