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#21 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

The fact that this get's people so worked up is baffling.

Complain about something else for once.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

when i see players praying and thanking God i usually see it as they are thanking God for blessing him with the talent he has and his teammates around him. I dont think he is thanking God for the win. Just a thought.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

In all fairness, ray lewis is pretty much an expert on jesus. hell, he's even set up a few people with face to face meetings with him.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

when i see players praying and thanking God i usually see it as they are thanking God for blessing him with the talent he has and his teammates around him. I dont think he is thanking God for the win. Just a thought.



Maybe, but even then it's a selfish fuging thought. Oh, he gave Rae Carruth's psycho ass great athletic ability that allowed him to play in the NFL, yet I am a great guy, and I didn't have the talent to get a single D-I look? Oh, god gave your team more athletic ability and the coaches more knowledge of how to get the win than the other team?

It's annoying to those of us who are non-religious. The religious don't notice what goes on. I remember in high school, I got voted team captain by my teammates. My grandma on my step-dad's side (at the time) said, "Oh praise god! He truly blessed you with talent and leadership qualities!"....no. No the fug he didn't. No god did poo. I busted my ass for 3 and a half years prior to my senior year to prepare for my senior year and EARNED that title. Same thing happened when I made all-conference and all-area (which is a big deal, considering it was the Wilmington Star-News all-area award, and I went to a 1A high school and the players I beat out for the award went to 4A schools in NH county and the surrounding counties).

Now, look at that from an NFL player's perspective. He worked his ass off for MANY years, and sacrificed a LOT of time, money, and body to get to where he is. To have somebody cheapen that by saying, "god blessed you guys, you didn't do poo" is insulting. If The Golden Calf of Bristol or whoever wants to believe god helped them specifically, fine, but keep that poo to yourself, because 1) you look arrogant as fug when you say your god loves you and your team more than the entire roster on the other team and 2) it cheapens the effort of not only yourself, but your teammates and coaches.


In all fairness, ray lewis is pretty much an expert on jesus. hell, he's even set up a few people with face to face meetings with him.


lol. Well played.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

As a Christian I'm pretty annoyed by the "Thank God" and "Praise Jesus" comments sometimes and in Rays case after the last couple of games its been borderline offensive for me.

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I have to realize that Ray is a man of faith and he is experiencing a very emotional time and that's just his way of coping. I'm sure that away from the emotion of the big win he would be far more rational about the matter and agree that God has little to no concern over something as mundane as a football game. I'm likewise pretty convinced that if anyone who was offended by his words had the sack to tell him to his face he would offer a sincere apology.


Bottom line: Its just another humans way of coping with a very emotional time and we would all do well to let them have their moment and quit trying to poo on it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Bottom line: Its just another humans way of coping with a very emotional time and we would all do well to let them have their moment and quit trying to poo on it.




But....where's the fun in that?

I kid. He's free to say/believe what he wants, I just find it annoying and I am often MORE critical of religion and the silly things religious people do simply to normalize it. People get offended by somebody merely poking fun or pointing out obvious issues with religion, so I tend to not back down from it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

had a good laugh at Welker's wife ripping Lewis on facebook or twitter or whatever it was!


biscuit...there's another lovely lady forum girl for you by the way...Wes Welker's wife.....mm mmmm good

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

But....where's the fun in that?

I kid. He's free to say/believe what he wants, I just find it annoying and I am often MORE critical of religion and the silly things religious people do simply to normalize it. People get offended by somebody merely poking fun or pointing out obvious issues with religion, so I tend to not back down from it.



I hear ya dude. It get borderline offensive to me and Im a believer so I can only imagine how much it grates on folks of different faith or those who dont believe in that sort of thing.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

As a Christian I'm pretty annoyed by the "Thank God" and "Praise Jesus" comments sometimes and in Rays case after the last couple of games its been borderline offensive for me.

BUT

I have to realize that Ray is a man of faith and he is experiencing a very emotional time and that's just his way of coping. I'm sure that away from the emotion of the big win he would be far more rational about the matter and agree that God has little to no concern over something as mundane as a football game. I'm likewise pretty convinced that if anyone who was offended by his words had the sack to tell him to his face he would offer a sincere apology.


Bottom line: Its just another humans way of coping with a very emotional time and we would all do well to let them have their moment and quit trying to poo on it.


and also a way of coping with people shoving cameras in your face all the freaking time asking the same insipid questions over and over. Hearing them talk about god is no worse than listening to that awful "our guys got some good blahblahblahblahblah and i think that helped us out a lot." It's all canned nonsense.

TL;DR I'm rarely impressed by an NFL player's ability to speak... his talking about god rather than something else stupid doesn't bother me a whit.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Ray was fake crying after the Pats game. Screw that guy. I'd be praising Jesus everyday too if I was walking free after killing two people.


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