god does not make you catch or drop passes

Steve Johnson Tweetand that’s all i have to say about that. it’s just as much nonsense for steve johnson to blame god for dropping a pass as it is to thank him for catching one. god doesn’t care if you catch or drop a pass. and if you believe that, you’ve got one screwed up, me first theology. seriously, it is good to feel ‘blessed’ that you were able to have success on an athletic field, but what happens when you lose? did god abandon you? did he like the other team better? did they pray harder?

johnson tweeted:

“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”

if you’re going to employ this kind of ‘us vs. them’ mentality toward god, then it must be maintained in defeat as well, where we see it much less. at least steve johnson maintained a consistent, albeit flawed, theology. besides shifting responsibility and blame away from himself, by blaming god for dropping a pass, johnson is simply playing out the other side of this ‘god blessed me with a great game’ mentality. if god causes you to win or have success in a game, he must be responsible for your loss and/or defeat.

it is this capitalistic, success-driven, health-and-wealth gospel that is plaguing christianity.

god wants you to act like a professional. he doesn’t care if you can catch a ball or not.

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6 Responses

  1. But what if Stevie Johnson is not talking about God? What if he praises himself 24/7? It’s very vague on that point.

  2. As a Steelers fan I’d be more than happy to thank God for Johnson’s goof.

  3. ??? Haven’t any of you ever seen the real life documentary “angels in the outfield”? “God doesn’t care if you can catch a ball or not” … As if. ;-)

  4. [...] Bob Cargill has an insightful post on THE Stevie Johnson and his Tweet supposedly blaming God for dropping a potential game winning pass versus the Pittsburgh Stillers (that was for you Brian). [...]

  5. If praying did work in these situations then you could dispense with the sport and have a praying contest instead because the winner on the sporting field would simply be the most effective prayer rather than player.

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