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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:46 AM

Many believe God directly involved in sports, politics

https://ffrf.org/publications/freethought-today/item/28887-many-believe-god-directly-involved-in-sports-politics

One-fourth of Americans believe God plays a role in determining the outcome of sporting events.

White evangelical Protestants and nonwhite Protestants are more likely to see the hand of God in the outcome of sporting events than any other religious group, according to a Public Religion Research Institute report by Daniel Cox and Robert P. Jones. About 40 percent of nonwhite Protestants and 36 percent of white evangelical Protestants believe God plays a role in determining which team wins. Fewer white mainline Protestants (25 percent), Catholics (25 percent) and religiously unaffiliated Americans (9 percent) believe God plays a role in determining outcomes on the field.


White evangelicals stand out from other religious groups in their belief that God intervened in the 2016 election. A majority (57 percent) of white evangelical Protestants say God played a major role in determining the outcome of the 2016 election, a view shared by fewer than half of nonwhite Protestants and fewer than one-quarter of white mainline Protestants (22 percent), Catholics (21 percent), and the religiously unaffiliated (7 percent).

Praying for teams

Close to two-thirds (63 percent) of Americans consider themselves to be a fan of a particular sports team. Among sports fans, 20 percent report that they believe their team has been cursed at some point, while 28 percent say they have prayed for God to help their team.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:48 AM

1. God is a Mets fan.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:52 AM

2. Because of course they do.

Everybody thinks god likes everything they like.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:53 AM

3. If God got involved in sports,

then Tim Tebow would have won 5 Super Bowls by now...

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:54 AM

4. They do because the other team is of Satan.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:55 AM

5. It is profane but here is a video

that highlights how truly ridiculous this belief is.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:55 AM

6. Many are fucking stupid. (n/t)

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:11 PM

7. Among some of the things I remember from my late...

...high school years, when I briefly thought I was a Christian, is that you are not supposed to pray for specific things. You pray for strength, courage, patience, etc.

I guess God did not like Duke last night.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:03 PM

8. If you believe in a god, then of course you would

God is omnipotent, and is everywhere, so he is in the QB that throws a hail mary. He is also in the rlwide reciever who fumbles the catch.

To believe in a god and not believe it affects the outcome would be hypocritical.

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:38 PM

9. God ponders if He should create another universe

or determine the outcome between two high school football teams. Yah---

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Response to Heddi (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:54 PM

10. A great comic strip on this theme: "God-Man on the Gridiron!"

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