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Old 01-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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Ok...I was watching the games yesterday and then the Tomlin press conference today. Am I the only one who finds it ironic that athletes mention God when they win only? Take the Colts owner and Dungy thanking the Lord and saying he made it possible. So...what do you think the Patriots were saying? "I would like to blame Jesus for the loss."

I mean, I am not harping on religion or anything but I just think it's kind of silly to "thank the lord" for helping you win a football game. Don't even get me started on rappers thanking god at the Grammy's for their award for best ganbanger albulm!
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
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I hear you and a few years ago Bradshaw made the same comparison. He said you don't see players pointing to the heavens when they drop a pass or have a bad play.

However, I think one thing you'll notice about Dungy he mentioned his faith even when he had the tragedy of his son.

For some it's only when things are good. But for a true Christian, it SHOULD BE like in the movie, "Facing the Giants" and praise God for everything. Win, Lose or Tie! Praise Him Always!
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I think alot of sports people 'thank the lord' just for the opportunity to be there.

There are some, as you say, think that Gods main priority (should he exist) at this time is the AFCCG.

If it is, then God does indeed move in mysterious ways.

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I was once asked, "Do you think Jesus Christ would go to a Bucs game?" (probably because I live in the Tampa area).

Of course, my first thought was, "NO!, wouldn't he want to be at a Steelers game!?"

But then I thought about it and really didn't have an answer.

But my pastor said, "He probably would go to a football game but his motivation for being there wouldn't be to watch the game or talk about sports, his purpose there would be to bring the unsaved to the Kingdom of Heaven."
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That was kind of a dull answer by your pastor - I was sure they'd be a punchline at the end.

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I think alot of sports people 'thank the lord' just for the opportunity to be there.

There are some, as you say, think that Gods main priority (should he exist) at this time is the AFCCG.

If it is, then God does indeed move in mysterious ways.

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I sort of go both ways on this issue...It does touch my heart to see athletes give credit to the One who blessed them with their talents and opportunities....But I sometime get the impression that there is almost a superstitious feeling among some players that if they DONT give credit then God is ready to send a strong wind in to make the next field goal go wide right...or rain to make the ball slick. I think win or lose... you thank God for your opportunities...realizing that God has given free will..the ability to win/lose....to make correct gameday decisions...so much of that is up to us...and our willinglness to be faithful just allows God to do what he wants to do (in all walks of life)...and make it easier to keep focused and not distracted by worldly things.
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I sort of go both ways on this issue...It does touch my heart to see athletes give credit to the One who blessed them with their talents and opportunities....But I sometime get the impression that there is almost a superstitious feeling among some players that if they DONT give credit then God is ready to send a strong wind in to make the next field goal go wide right...or rain to make the ball slick. I think win or lose... you thank God for your opportunities...realizing that God has given free will..the ability to win/lose....to make correct gameday decisions...so much of that is up to us...and our willinglness to be faithful just allows God to do what he wants to do (in all walks of life)...and make it easier to keep focused and not distracted by worldly things.

Are you sure you aren't a pastor?
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Are you sure you aren't a pastor?
LOL....I have on and off been a deacon, sunday school teacher...and volunteer Christian addiction and jail counselor for the last 17 years with Right Start Right Step.
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Truly, I see them giving a word to God more as realizing that they can not be arrogant at that point in time. They realize that there is something bigger then them, and seek humbleness. Which I appreciate.

However, for the most part, they are giving glory to a mysterious, etheral god... instead fo the God that is discussed in any specific religion, let alone the Lord Jesus Christ. And even when many call on Him, it is more a cultural christ, then the Jesus of faith.

Thus, I can understand how people actions are contradictory to giving glory to God. I completly disagree with them, but I can understand it.
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I think the True Believers in Christ come out during interviews. Dungy, Polamalu, Ben, S. Alexander - just to name a few. When they interview, they talk about their faith. Last year in Steelers Digest, Troy talked about why he "blesses" himself before every play and his answer was something like, "To do God's will during the game, if I get beat then I get beat but I want to honor God in what I do and how I react!"
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