: First and foremost, whether you believe in God or not, there are people down here on earth that are just like you, who worked really hard to help you get better -- doctors, friends, family, blood donors, heck, even your INSURANCE salesman put their blood, sweat, and tears into helping you get better. If you're going to thank anybody, you should be thanking them. Second, when you talk as if God came special just for you and not for all these other people, or for the starving kids in Chindipakiraqafghanistania, it sounds like you think you're pretty much the most important person in the world, which is really douchy. Last, I understand if you want to be grateful to god or whatever, but aren't you supposed to be private about that? I imagine some of your doctors aren't the same religion as you, and they might be legitimately offended by that. I mean how would you feel if you gave someone a painting you worked really hard on and they shouted "PRAISE ALLAH!?" Some consideration would be nice. All in all, you can feel whatever you want, and you can say whatever you want in private, but going around with "Thank God" on your lips all the time is inconsiderate, rude, and offensive.
It's Not Offensive
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believe in God, and those people down here working hard to help me get better are all a part of God's plan. I am grateful to them, but I feel it's more important to thank the creator than the agents -- you don't read a Dan Brown novel and immediately praise the typewriter, do you? Second, I don't know what God's plan is, or why some suffer and others don't, but I am and should
be grateful for the gifts I'm given. The last thing I want is for other people to suffer, but at the same time, me having gonnoherpesyphilaids wasn't going to help them -- and now that I'm better, I can do my part to spread God's grace and goodness to others. Last, it isn't my intention to be offensive, but I'll praise God when praise is due. I have that freedom -- and even if I didn't, the laws of God are higher than the laws of man. In all, I feel that it's only natural to be thankful for what I'm given, and I'll express that thanks when and how I see fit. I don't think it's rude -- quite the opposite in fact -- and I think it's a silly thing to fight over.