Jesus and Football

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  1. stephenPE

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    Just read the Clemson story ( SI )and how much they rely on Jesus and faith for their program goals. I have absolutely NO PROBLEM with it. Their athletes are allowed to make decisions on their physical health each day taking real chances with possible nasty injuries to their bodies. So they should be able to make spiritual decisions, also. Nobody is making them play for Dabo (WHO I have always thought a lot of). The article talked about players in church and being baptized at practice. Probably will have much fewer police blotter occasions as the cops dont get much action from churches.
    The fervent religious culture at Dabo Swinney's Clemson
     
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      The Italian Mafia were very active Catholics. Just saying. But he does seem to run a clean program with good old fashioned honesty and hard work.
       
      • Okeechobee Joe

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        Every time it’s fourth down against Georgia and we elect to go for it there are a lot of atheists praying.
         
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          The fervent religious culture at Dabo Swinney's Clemson[/QUOTE]
          In the case of mafioso, "very active" and "faithful adherents" are two wildly different things.
           
          • Politigator

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            Werd.
             
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            Active how? Thats like saying Madoff was a good Jew.
             
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              I didn't use the word "good". I said active and that's left to interpretation.
               
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              Good point
               
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              I see what you did there. ;)
               
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              The article examines faith as an ingredient of the successful team culture, which is natural and a fair organizational psychology angle. But I hope that to a person Swinney, his staff and players would disclaim to notion of using faith as a means to the end of championships. Such benefits are byproducts, not primary.

              Nor does it inoculate their program from sin or tragedy, though it does provide a path through it.
               
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              Render to Caesar....
               
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                Kiffen has turned to Christ.

                It works for me.

                It works for Danny W and Tim T.

                But y'all got it wrong if you think Christianity makes you "good"...it makes you forgiven (saved)
                 
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                  My daughter went to a FCA meeting at middle school the other day..........i didnt know they had it there...........she seems ok.........;)
                   
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                    I love ya Coach...I know you have a good heart.

                    How in the heck can support some of the things you post?

                    Before you vote...WWJD?
                     
                  • stephenPE

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                    You take my swimming upstream against the current as my supporting all that you abhor. Im somewhere in the middle...........in fact WWJD
                    is pretty much my take on humanity. Not what some TV preacher would tell me what Jesus meant. btw I like you a lot, NOLA.........I know
                    you are good man.
                     
                    • NOLAGATOR

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                      And even if she slips...we'll still love her.
                       
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                        Not some Pastor...the Bible...Red Letters more importantly.

                        Government is not our answer.
                        Race is not a thing
                        Good ideas can come from anywhere
                        Education comes with living
                        God doesn't make junk
                        And we ALL can use a friend, help, a prayer... SOMETIMES
                         

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