Re: Athletes and religion
posted at 2/29/2012 8:34 PM EST
In Response to Athletes and religion
[QUOTE]Don't know about anyone else, but I think spirituality is an extremely personal thing. People who wear their religion on their sleeve for all to see have always seemed a little over the top to me, like a wealthy person who spends ostentatiously, just so everyone else will see they have money. I don't dislike Tim Tebow because he's a Christian, I dislike him because of his childish "Tebowing" every time he gains a yard, as though God really does have a vested interest in the Denver Bronco's won-lost record. And I find myself wishing Adrian Gonzalez would just play baseball and let the rest of the world find its own faith. Do you think professional sports are the proper forum for evangelical pursuits?
Posted by davetheknave[/QUOTE]
I find this to be such an ironic thing.
"PROPER forum" ????
Beer guzzling, womanizing, profanity laced, performance enhancing based - both legal and illegal, self-serving forum ...
Billion dollar businesses that feed only the personal wants of people when other folks are starving and barely making ends meet ...
This proper forum?
So, you find religinon extremely personal? If it is real, it has to be extremely personal, otherwise it's just another thin layer, a veneer, of falseness.
Gonzalez has lived a life that is expemplory in almost every way ... and you're offended by his use of terms? Sheees
Tebow lives exactly the opposite lifetsyle of all the morons that are out there that we often bash - A-Rod, for instance - and you get offended that he finds a close, vital espression of his life with God as offensive?
You couldn't find two more PROPER people in life than Adrian Gonzalez or Tim Tebow ...
And you would ask them to be hypocritical to please your sense of PROPER?
If your God isn't good enough to share with others in public.... he ain't much of a God.
If your God doesn't mean enough to you that you wouldn't mind sharing Him as a guideline to what is central to your life ... He doesn't really doesn't mean a whole lot to you.
But, baseball stats, calling the skipper names, stomping on your team when they have a rough time, treating a member of your team like dirt when things are tough ... now THAT IS "PROPER"