RE: A random thought.
well, matt, since there is no god, he didn't give her strength literally or metaphorically. she did it all on her own.
i know a woman that quit smoking. when asked how she did it she replied that she gave it up to jesus. since jesus is just a figment of her imagination, she really just mustered up enough will power to keep saying no to cigarettes. the fact that she was telling me this while toking on a fatty probably had nothing to do with her quitting. to her, it was just jesus. in reality, she stopped giving up on herself.