In the above graphic featuring the metal-heavy Olympic gymnast, Gabby Douglas is said to have said, “I give ALL the glory to God.”
The emphasis is on ALL as it’s in a typeface that towers above the rest of the words.
In my mind Gabby is really saying,
Wait, did I say “God”? Shoot. I mean, 10,000+ years of human-dominated evolutionary history that eventually informed civil and women’s right, because otherwise, should the south have won the war, I might be losing at slavery right now. I didn’t mean “God” at all. I give secular humanism thanks. If I were to thank God, that would mean I wouldn’t be able to give interviews as I should keep my mouth shut in public. I should give thanks to winning the ovarian lottery that placed me at a time in history in which all the recognition, endorsements, and accolades were possible. I give all my hours of sweat, tears, practice, injuries, and endurance a big thanks. I give friends and family thanks for supporting me, and protecting me from all things that would prevent me from this accomplishment. In fact, God hasn’t been there for any of this, has he? No. Let’s go with these other thanks.
Graphic seen ignorantly posted on facebook