Megan Rapinoe is very much in love with her own significance.
We saw it in the Trump years when she played for the national team. That trend has continued now that she’s playing with a league. Her team went to the championship game and six minutes in… ‘pop’. Down she goes.
This rabidly political LGBT activist sure picked an odd moment to start thinking about God.
“If there was a God, this is proof there isn’t”
Megan Rapinoe after getting injured and leaving the game early.pic.twitter.com/QByyJzoltL
— OutKick (@Outkick) November 12, 2023
Rapinoe went down in the sixth minute as OL Reign lost to Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship on Saturday night. Rapinoe said she believed she tore her Achilles.
In the post-match press conference, Rapinoe said she was going to get the “Aaron Rodgers treatment” to try and recover from the injury. She said she’d reach out to him or whoever did his surgery.
“I’m not a religious person or anything and if there was a god, like, this is proof that there isn’t,” Rapinoe said. “This is f—ed up. It’s just f—ed up. Six minutes in and I eat my Achilles.” –NYPost
She called it ‘devastating’ to go out in a final, so early.
Here’s the play she was injured on.
The final play of Megan Rapinoe’s career:
Randomly falling over on the ground without even being touched.
So fitting 🤣
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 12, 2023
And then, without any hint of irony or self-awareness, she says, “Thank God I have a f—ing deep well of a sense of humor. It’s devastating to go out in a final so early.”
For any of you who missed the irony there, read her quote again — slowly.
That’s quite a sharp contrast to another athlete who spoke about God…
“I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, but He still gives it to me and I love Him for that.”
“It’s not about me, it’s about Him and His glory. So that’s where it comes from, God made me like that.” – CJ Stroud
In a world full of Megan Rapinoe’s, be a CJ Stroud pic.twitter.com/WMvhYHiufd
— Alec Lace (@AlecLace) November 13, 2023
It’s a little bit egotistical to think in terms of evidence of God’s existence being contingent on how well your own life is going. It’s not like she invoked His name at all when things were going well for her.
If anything, there is just as much reason to think that someone with her levels of shameless hubris having an injury at the most critical moment in the season and losing the match as a result might even be considered evidence FOR God, rather than proof of his non-existence.
There are even relevant verses one could draw from.
“Pride goeth before a fall?’ Or how about, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked”
But some people really DO seem to believe the world revolves around them.