More convenient Christianity. We praise ourselves when good things happen, but blame God for “letting us down”.
Yesterday, we brought you the tweet from Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson to God asking why the man upstairs caused him to drop a game-winning touchdown in overtime on Sunday. And although many didn’t share his sentiment on Monday, the “God” rant may be the only plausible explanation for so much Bills misfortune.
It started Sunday in overtime. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a beautiful, arching, 40-yard pass that may have just touched the hand of God. When the ball dropped into Johnson’s chest and then bounced out, it was God who got the blame.
But the blame came after a tear-filled press conference that included Johnson admitting he will “never” get over the drop and asked reporters how they would feel if they did something similar…