And I'm not talking about the financial crisis. I'm talking about humans acting as good human beings.
Picture this. A child goes missing, the parents call the police and alert the media. The police and the general public actively help in the search for the missing child and, happily, the child is found.
The first thing any rational parent would do is thank those who helped and remind everyone that humans are generally good and caring people.
This is how it normally plays out. "Thank 'god' our child is safe. We had faith that he would return our child to us." Sometimes followed by "and" "we'd like to thank everyone who kept an eye out for our loved one".
F#$k god - that worthless piece of sh!t was just as involved in the child going missing as he was in having the child found. He/she/it had nothing to do with it.
Why can't we simply thank the people that helped? "Thank you to the police. Thank you to my family. Thank you to the general public who called in tips and helped us locate our child. Thank you to the technology that enabled this. Thank you to humanity."
If you ever, ever, ever, ever, ever need medical assistance for a life-threatening situation and happen to survive it - god didn't do it. Thank modern medicine, thank science, thank humans - thank the doctors, nurses and ambulance attendants - give credit where credit is due.