According to a recent poll by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion, 55% of Americans responded "YES" to the phrase: in my life... "I was protected from harm by a guardian angel."
What, exactly does "I was protected from harm by a guardian angel" mean? Did they appear and fight off an attacker? Did they swoop down and fly you off to safety? I am truly curious here.
I mean if 55% of people in this country have had their guardian angel save them on at least one occasion, then shouldn't this survey not seem surprising at all? Shouldn't more than half of your friends be like... "oh yah, that's totally true."
If this survey were really accurate, if guardian angels really existed, then I wouldn't be writing this blog right now. I would simply agree with the surveys findings. Heck, I would have said "Wow that's a waste of money, everyone knows about guardian angels being real, duh!" ... But that is not the case.
If anything, this survey is just another waste of money on religious beliefs. Just like when we build Multi million-dollar churches/temples/mosques/ shrines when the money could be better put to use for:
"A. Ending Poverty
B. Curing Diseases
C. Living In Peace, Loving With Passion, And Lowering The Cost Of Cable. " (Flying Spaghetti Monster).
D. Teaching about safe sex and providing condoms in Africa
E. Spending money to fix our broken education system
When we get into tight situations, when we are scared, when we make it through something that is difficult, for some reason we seem to have a hard time giving OURSELVES any credit.
Be that credit for perseverance to get through a hard time. Be that credit given to our minds for creating a false reality, a self-created lie, or what-have-you to get through a life or death situation. It's a simple fact that our minds are amazing things. Our brains are complex with constant chemical reactions taking place--- our brains make things up, we can imagine things that are not even there. Many children have imaginary friends or are afraid of the dark. Even adults fear the dark because of horror movies and our IMAGINATIONS which lead us to think irrational thoughts. We make things up.
Stop thanking god and start thanking yourself.