"Thank you God"

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"Thank you God"

Post by Linked » Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:16 am

I was at my parent's house and noticed their toilet was leaking so I helped my dad fix it. Ultimately all that needed to be done was making sure the connections were threaded properly and tight (my dad is old, give him a break). After tightening it up I double checked everything, had my dad check it too, and was ready to leave. Then the following conversation happened:

Dad: Thank you God!
Me: Oh, I'm not God.
Dad: Well, you are doing his work.
Me: I'm glad I could help you. You should thank me.
Dad: How about, you were an answer to a prayer?
Me: You're welcome dad.

I get that he is essentially saying thank you, but I had to push back a little bit. I do find it annoying that he uses me helping him to throw God in my face, which he knows I disagree about. Oh well, helping old people with broken toilets is good, even if they preach at you after.
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Re: "Thank you God"

Post by moksha » Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:31 pm

Earlier in the conversation, had he also thanked you personally?
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Re: "Thank you God"

Post by Red Ryder » Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:10 pm

Reminds me of the elevator scene in Squid Games right after the tug o war game.

Why are praying and thanking God? We saved you...
Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: "Thank you God"

Post by Linked » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:37 am

moksha wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:31 pm
Earlier in the conversation, had he also thanked you personally?
I don't think so. Though he's not one to skimp on showing appreciation and I'm sure he would have thanked me at some point before I left. In his mind he was showing appreciation, and being true to himself as a very religious man. But he does like to throw religion in my face, which I find annoying. I would prefer to connect where we can (loads of places!) and leave our differences out of things.

I'm just sensitive about that kind of thing now. I would probably be happier just ignoring it, but it's like a little slap in the face.
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Re: "Thank you God"

Post by Linked » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:37 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:10 pm
Reminds me of the elevator scene in Squid Games right after the tug o war game.

Why are praying and thanking God? We saved you...
Sounds about right. I still need to watch that though...
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Re: "Thank you God"

Post by wtfluff » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:16 pm

Isn't it funny how god always "sends" a human to do "his work?"
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. -Frater Ravus

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