I'm watching a rerun of the Billboard awards. And I'm beginning to realize how much I hate a certain 'thank you'. Inevitably, about 70% of all artists will thank God for either: (a) giving them the gift of their music......(b) giving them the award......(c) their life in general. There's two problems I have with this whole concept. Problem the first: It's obvious by now that more than just the winner believes God is real and tries to be religious in some way. So why would God help them over someone else? Do the unsuccesful musicians thank God for being unsuccesful? Why would God help just one person in their dream? Problem the second (and the one that I really have a problem with): What kind of a fucked-up, dumb-ass, egotistical, un-caring, cruel God would put out an effort to help some idiot with an 8th grade education make millions of dollars in music but not get off his fat ass to help 6 million Jews survive and millions more not suffer one of the worst tragedies ever? When the classic beginner atheistic arguement is presented to a theist about 'why didn't God help people in the Holocaust/Spet 11th/War...' the classic rebutal (and a fitting one) is that God gives us free wil and won't intervene.....But he'll help Janet Jackson make a million pop songs that say the same thing?