Common Christian Testimony: “I want to thank god for blessing me. He cured my sickness, he healed me. Thank you all for the prayers…”
No! Thank the doctor for being diligent at honing his skills as a medical professional. Thank the nurses for aiding the doctor and caring for you. Thank the hospital for providing the doctor the facilities to treat you. Thank the university the doctor graduated from; that’s where his specialized knowledge came from. Thank the influential Scientific figures who laid the foundation for modern medical science. Thank the factory that made the medical tools and equipment that were used in the process of treating you. Thank the chemists and the labour workers who made all the medication you were prescribed.
Thank the everyday heroes, not the intangible myth that resides only within the confines of your own delusions.
Take a good hard look, the common denominator in all of this is not god, but education. Every process of this gratitude, every individual and organization, stands on the rostrum of education. As John Dewey, philosopher and psychologist, once said: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.“