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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-10-06 01:16 PM
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16. George Carlin said it best:
"Ever notice these Christian athletes who praise Jesus every time they win, but when they lose, you never hear his name mentioned. Christ is undefeated in their book."
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  -Going long for Jesus BurtWorm  May-10-06 12:38 PM   #0 
  - Not Morgan!  ceile   May-10-06 12:44 PM   #1 
  - If Morgan only wants to "use baseball to speak about Christ"  rurallib   May-10-06 12:49 PM   #7 
     - Did you read the entire article?  trogdor   May-11-06 10:33 AM   #57 
  - Makes me think of the George Carlin line  rurallib   May-10-06 12:45 PM   #2 
  - And if you lose, it's 'cuz God hates you. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   May-10-06 01:24 PM   #20 
  - Well...hmmm...  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 12:46 PM   #3 
  - I didn't think it would bother you, TG.  BurtWorm   May-10-06 12:47 PM   #6 
     - I'll tell you what does kind of bother me...  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 12:50 PM   #8 
        - It bothers me when they do this on public high school teams  BurtWorm   May-10-06 12:57 PM   #10 
           - I can definitely see your point there  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 01:12 PM   #14 
           - Many more than should...LOL n/t/  DaDeacon   May-10-06 01:25 PM   #21 
           - See post 34  Ravenseye   May-10-06 02:25 PM   #37 
           - or Catholics for that matter  Bill McBlueState   May-10-06 02:33 PM   #39 
  - Shoudn't they just "shut up and play?"  AX10   May-10-06 12:46 PM   #4 
  - If the owners were thinking they'd pay minimum wage and promise  rurallib   May-10-06 12:51 PM   #9 
  - When I lose in sports, I often complain it's because Jesus hates me.  rkc3   May-10-06 12:46 PM   #5 
  - Jesus hated the shit out of the Yankees last night, apparently!!!  MADem   May-10-06 01:04 PM   #12 
     - because MY team loved  bigscott   May-10-06 01:10 PM   #13 
     - Jesus was LOVIN' my team last night  MADem   May-10-06 01:13 PM   #15 
     - well, Jesus *should* hate the Yankees  Bill McBlueState   May-10-06 02:34 PM   #40 
  - More and more fundy Christian propaganda creep  MadHound   May-10-06 12:59 PM   #11 
  - Some freethinkers are getting very uncomfortable with this trend.  Ladyhawk   May-10-06 01:29 PM   #23 
  - We bub sorry to hear that,  DaDeacon   May-10-06 01:51 PM   #25 
  - A "historically "real" person"?  MadHound   May-10-06 02:48 PM   #43 
     - You're correct. The Christ myth was derived from pagan mythology.  Ladyhawk   May-10-06 06:08 PM   #51 
        - Funny I was thinking the same thing ...  DaDeacon   May-11-06 10:26 AM   #54 
           - Judging by the overall tone of your post...  Kazak   May-11-06 10:59 AM   #60 
           - Responses  BurtWorm   May-11-06 11:00 AM   #61 
           - LOL, if your beliefs are so strong friend  MadHound   May-11-06 12:00 PM   #64 
              - That can't be done...  DaDeacon   May-12-06 12:39 PM   #66 
                 - There's no pressure for a team member to pray when the coach  BurtWorm   May-13-06 02:08 PM   #70 
  - I'm not sure we have the power to marginalize anyone but ourselves.  BurtWorm   May-10-06 01:53 PM   #26 
     - Yes, but I really don't want to do it in a nasty way.  Ladyhawk   May-10-06 05:56 PM   #50 
  - you could re-arrange your words and say  TallahasseeGrannie   May-10-06 01:30 PM   #24 
     - LOL  MadHound   May-10-06 02:50 PM   #44 
  - George Carlin said it best:  EOO   May-10-06 01:16 PM   #16 
  - I would love to see a reporter ask a losing player if he lost because  neverforget   May-10-06 02:16 PM   #33 
     - fuckin' jesus...!  QuestionAll   May-11-06 10:36 AM   #59 
  - words escape me...  xchrom   May-10-06 01:17 PM   #17 
  - I have and still do play many sports ...  DaDeacon   May-10-06 01:20 PM   #18 
  - Blasphemous  Radical Activist   May-10-06 01:23 PM   #19 
  - I agree  DaDeacon   May-10-06 01:26 PM   #22 
  - Not to mention God has more on his/her plate to worry about than  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-06 01:54 PM   #27 
     - Or  Ravenseye   May-10-06 02:21 PM   #36 
  - No one gets hurt (save for feelings) with this atttitude in sports  Hardrada   May-10-06 02:01 PM   #28 
  - "Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, help us crush these vermin like ants."  BurtWorm   May-10-06 02:02 PM   #29 
  - That's about it! Gott mit Uns.  Hardrada   May-10-06 02:05 PM   #30 
  - It can lead to exclusionism  Ravenseye   May-10-06 02:20 PM   #35 
  - Fundie religions following the money.....  4_TN_TITANS   May-10-06 02:10 PM   #31 
  - This is just more B.S. to divide and conquer with.  TheGoldenRule   May-10-06 02:16 PM   #32 
  - I got benched for not praying  Ravenseye   May-10-06 02:18 PM   #34 
  - Doesn't surprise me.  BurtWorm   May-10-06 02:28 PM   #38 
  - Honestly I'd say it's a solid part of what turned me off religion  Ravenseye   May-10-06 02:37 PM   #41 
  - You don't say...  DaDeacon   May-11-06 10:35 AM   #58 
     - Yeah I do say  Ravenseye   May-11-06 11:35 AM   #63 
  - I wholly REJECT using religion for personal or political (read: Bush) gain  Dr. Jones   May-10-06 02:44 PM   #42 
  - it reminds me of what Mark Twain wrote  newspeak   May-10-06 03:04 PM   #45 
     - Yes, absolutely.  Dr. Jones   May-10-06 04:36 PM   #48 
  - Players like Curt Schilling can go on teevee  Oeditpus Rex   May-10-06 04:07 PM   #46 
  - BS  DaDeacon   May-11-06 10:31 AM   #55 
  - Uh, yeah  Oeditpus Rex   May-11-06 02:09 PM   #65 
     - What?!?  DaDeacon   May-12-06 12:43 PM   #67 
  - i remember hearing that Lance Armstrong said something like that  fishwax   May-13-06 02:39 PM   #72 
  - I can't figure out exacty why this is but it sure is FUN to make fun  deaniac21   May-10-06 04:31 PM   #47 
  - Reminds me of a political cartoon I once saw  Rocknrule   May-10-06 04:38 PM   #49 
  - IMO this is a form of athlete's superstition  me b zola   May-10-06 06:20 PM   #52 
  - Doesn't This Violate Their own Beliefs?  lolly   May-10-06 06:59 PM   #53 
  - Not really, you need a little more study...  DaDeacon   May-12-06 12:50 PM   #68 
  - I think Jesus has more to worry about than sports...  bleedingheart   May-11-06 10:32 AM   #56 
  - All together now... Everybody sing!  Buns_of_Fire   May-11-06 11:00 AM   #62 
  - Earl Weaver story  cmkramer   May-12-06 03:42 PM   #69 
  - it's always reminded me of the way scientologists target hollywood celebs  fishwax   May-13-06 02:34 PM   #71 
  - When I finish lecturing  degreesofgray   May-13-06 02:45 PM   #73 
  - roflmao...  axollot   May-13-06 04:13 PM   #75 
  - Can't help it... I think of the frequent stories of very bad behavior  salin   May-13-06 02:45 PM   #74 
 

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