Thought of the Day: Don’t let go of the wheel, you idiot

Do you all remember that song “Jesus Take the Wheel” that Carrie Underwood sang a million years ago? It’s been a while for me, too. The lyrics are about some woman who has kind of a sucky life and she’s driving and something happens so instead of trying to make a corrective maneuver she just gives up and yells, “JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL!”

I’ve always hated that song. Seriously, if something happens while you are operating a motor vehicle, please, please, please do not just let go and start yelling for Jesus.

Even if he does exist, is divine and can help you, don’t you think maybe he could spend his time a little better than driving your car for you because you’re too crazy to at least break gently and come to a stop on the side of the road? He could be making a sandwich, and you want him to drop everything?!

I mean a sandwich for a starving child in a country with starving children, of course…

[Photo from wikimedia commons. By Ryanandlenny (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons]

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2 thoughts on “Thought of the Day: Don’t let go of the wheel, you idiot

  1. Allallt says:

    In the WordPress reader the extract ended at “JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL”. When I clicked ‘read more’ I did expect to just read ‘She died.’
    The sandwich thing is better.

  2. marksackler says:

    Very well put. The notion that there is a personal god who does everything just for us is somewhere between arrogant, ignorant, naive or just plain stupid.

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