This result is a shock, of course, but I did find some flimsy irony amongst all the crying and shaking heads. Most if not all of the Brazilian player prayed before kick-off. Well God must have been dissatisfied with the standard of praying and decided to sprinkle some magic football dust (invisible, of course) on the non praying, probably atheist, Germans. Then what did the boys on yellow do after the final whistle, after humiliating their country? They got on their knees and prayed even harder, for what I don’t know. Maybe not to get lynched on the way out.
To me this goes some way to proving that prayer doesn’t work. Last night was an experiment. Brazil could argue they got through all their other games with praying. No, praying didn’t do anything, Brazil just managed to use real people to score goals against other people. You see praying is a compulsive trait where the prayee feels they have to say thank you for every single thing in their life all the time. How would God manage to control the influx of ‘thank yous’ pouring into his inbox constantly everyday?
One good thing may come out of this; the sure increase in atheism in a very religious country.