8 Responses to “Twisted Scripture: Why Football is Evil, Pagan and All Around Not Nice”

  1. My pastor found fault with the “so-called Super Bowl” this weekend – noting so much $$ was being spent on the game, when parts of NOLA haven’t recovered from Hurricane Katrina. (Of course, some COG ministers have said the city shouldn’t be rebuilt at all.)

  2. John D Carmack on Facebook says:

    OK, so he faults it because NO has not yet been rebuilt, yet they are having it in NO, which means tourists will come there and spend money, meaning more money to rebuild it ….? How does this work again?

    Name that fallacy: Questionable cause, I believe it is.

  3. Paul says:

    Put football back in Super Bowl weekend I say.

    • John D says:

      @Paul: Well, considering the way the first half went … :)

      However, I do want to say that I’m all for a decent halftime show. Sometimes, it is the highlight of the entire show, given that some years the football isn’t as spectacular as expected. Unfortunately, this year did not have a decent halftime show. Instead, it seems that the producers are going for bigger, more spectacular, more (literal) fireworks than before. I mean, really? Flames shooting out of guitar are supposed to impress me? The whole thing was just weird.

  4. Andrew says:

    I’ve never understood the statement that Thiel makes about football and the superbowl. I’ve never seen open condemnation in the Bible against men competing with each other in a sport and the ability to test their strength against others in competition and games.

    Especially when Jacob and Christ had a pretty epic wrestling match that resulted in Christ giving a lasting injury to Jacob. And we know it’s impossible for Him to sin…

    • John D says:

      @Andrew: In my previous article, I linked to Wallace Smith’s blog, where he brings out the case of Jacob and the “man” wrestling. However, I don’t think Thiel has any intent of letting logic get in the way of his thinking.

  5. Paul says:

    I’d also prefer my halftime show have their performers clothed. I thought maybe I had turned to the lingerie bowl by mistake. As I heard one guy say, the only things missing were a pole and a bouncer.

    • John D says:

      I was trying to steer around that, actually. It wasn’t just what she was wearing but how she was dancing that reminded me of some places I’d gone to in my wilder years. I guess the idea of what comprises a “family friendly” show isn’t what it used to be.