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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??
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"
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.
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.
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.