Here's one thing that really DOES just make me shake my head sadly, though: people who take it too far, to the point of absurdity. Take the story of this teen that got stuck in a tree. Short version, he slipped while climbing it and got wedged between two large branches that had grown together. As you'd expect, Fire and Rescue workers, sheriff's deputies, county parks crews, a tree service, a tow truck, and an engineer all got going on cutting him loose. Guess it was more of a production than it sounds, but still, people got their shit together and figured out the dangers and the best way to handle this and got to work.
Meanwhile, family and friends held hands and gathered in prayer, and later, when the teen was liberated from the woody grip of shouldn't-have-been-doing-that-in-the-fi
Right, not "I'm so glad all these people knew what they were doing" or "Damn, this city has good response from it's workers, I'm proud to be a citizen of Bloomingdale", or even "I'm sending the head of Fire and Rescue a nice fruit basket to express my gratitude." I hate to be an ass, but if the HUMANS hadn't come out to save your idiot son, you could have prayed your holy ass off and God still wouldn't have miracled his ass out of that tree.
Just saying, OK? Worship God (or whoever) all you want and live right, but let's be a little realistic when it comes to earthly matters.