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Choice News SUNDAY, FEB 4, 2007  |  20 comments
Professor examines why we worship football
James Mathisen sees sports as America’s biggest folk religion — complete with record books that act as scripture and halls of fame where saints are enshrined.

And every year, the true believers celebrate their holiest day: Super Bowl Sunday.

“What the Super Bowl embodies as a religious festival is the gathering of the clan and the making of meaning,” said Mathisen, a sociology professor at Wheaton College.


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Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Where did you "look up" that we are "sanhedrin"? Without evidence, you convict yourself of insanity.

Furthermore, "postulates" are axioms, which by definition cannot be "looked up" (proven).

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News Item2/9/07 2:48 PM
Booger | Thankfully not Neil's burg  Find all comments by Booger
No Neil, I HAD TO LOOK IT UP! The insane often postulate without checking their facts.

Protect your fellow sanhedrin...Neil. You fool no one here except the silly evangelical.

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News Item2/9/07 2:43 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Making factual errors is evidence of insanity?

Perhaps Scott has better things to do with his time than master sports trivia.

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News Item2/9/07 2:36 PM
Booger | Jew York  Find all comments by Booger
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News Item2/5/07 3:54 PM
SBGG | S.Cal  Find all comments by SBGG
Thank you for settling the discussion with your dogmatic... albeit broad biblical application krestal. If my televison worked I'd be convicted to get rid of it. But I don't remember saying I loved anything of the world??
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News Item2/5/07 3:33 PM
Kestrel  Find all comments by Kestrel
Matt 5:44 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you"

Just obeying commands Mike!

BTW You said "anyone" was that a typographical error on your part?

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News Item2/5/07 2:49 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Anyone you love 'in the world,' Kestrel?
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News Item2/5/07 2:40 PM
Kestrel  Find all comments by Kestrel
1John 2:15 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever"

Enough said!!

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News Item2/5/07 1:26 PM
SBGG | S.Cal  Find all comments by SBGG
As far as worshipping football, while there may be a grain of truth, some of us just enjoy watching competitive athletic endeavors and not simply for the violence...the MVP's are often the more finese positions-QB or wide receivers. But if you noticed the way that this generation acts during the rock and roll half time show, now that comes close to worship.
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News Item2/5/07 11:06 AM
rhymnrzn | asluT  Contact via emailFind all comments by rhymnrzn
Not that it's a big deal, I know. You are right, if you think it, what you said fits in the parable too: it's bound to rain (God is bound to visit) on the "Super Bowl" (the convergence of men's affairs) when they're having it in Florida.
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News Item2/5/07 9:52 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
It rains in Florida? Shocker.
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News Item2/5/07 9:23 AM
rhymnrzn | asluT  Contact via emailFind all comments by rhymnrzn
HAHA! It was the first "Super Bowl" that it rained, and it rained the whole game! A sign of latter rain, the strategic parablez must adjust in the rain, I tell ye.
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News Item2/5/07 7:00 AM
Scott McMahan | Internet  Contact via emailFind all comments by Scott McMahan
Might as well channel the impulse into something less destructive.

World wars before NFL - 2

World Wars after NFL - 0

Nuff said...

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News Item2/4/07 11:19 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Squib said:

"The idea of any world system being nertral is folly."

Football is a world system?

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News Item2/4/07 10:02 PM
squib | usa  Find all comments by squib
The idea of any world system being nertral is folly.
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News Item2/4/07 6:57 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Perhaps it's just a game, with no deep spiritual ramifications positive or negative.
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News Item2/4/07 6:30 PM
msc  Find all comments by msc
I don't worship football...I hardly watch TV and find football rather boring anyway.
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News Item2/4/07 3:36 PM
knowsmebyname | new england USA  Find all comments by knowsmebyname
It's also an escape. Something to distact from that still voice that whispers from within people.

I always cringe when unsaved friends will say in a flipant manner, "I love player X so much he's god to me." Ugh.

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News Item2/4/07 3:23 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Many, many, many, many years ago, I read a thought piece in a newspaper which compared football to religion, so this fellow is decades behind, but the football stadium is shaped like a Roman Coliseum and a cheerleader's were something like the Vestal Virgins. No doubt, football on either side of the Atlantic, as many aspects of a religion. Most of the congregations at the gains, like ceremony, like color, and want to do no thinking -- it reminds you of the Islamic faith and Catholicism.
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News Item2/4/07 3:22 PM
Kestrel  Find all comments by Kestrel
Idolatry is the simple truth!!!
Just like "celebrity" and "self."
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