What do you think of people who think God wants them to win games and contests?
Tim Tebow praying before a football game might come to mind immediately, but what actually brought it to mind was the TV show Survivor. My friend was watching it and there was a Christian guy on there who said “I really think God wants to me win; I’m here to honor my God”. And I’ve come across other Christians who have this attitude, particular in regard to sports games.
I guess I just don’t understand this mindset. While I understand God giving you strength to try and persevere, this idea that God takes sides and “backs” certain people doesn’t make sense to me. Why would God support someone over another person, both of whom are just as Christian as the next? It just seems a bit selfish to me, to think that God wants you to win and beat other people.
Is this an attitude you’ve come across?
Disclaimer: it was actually my Christian friend who once told me that this kind of attitude irked her, so this is not just an “atheist’s view”. And this is absolutely not a “bashing” question.