USA diver Boudia, surprising gold medalist, credits his faith
A 12-year-old David Boudia stood on the 10-meter diving platform for the first time, terrified to plunge into the water below.
That's the equivalent of a three-story building. The fear was understandable.
"It took me the longest time. It took bribes from my mother," Boudia said. "It took so long for me to get over that fear, but it had to be done if I wanted to accomplish dreams."
But those pursuits proved hollow for Boudia, who became a Christian during college when his coach, Adam Soldati, led him to the Lord. Now instead of chasing glory for himself, Boudia only wants to chase glory for Christ....
That may be the way God made them, but that isn't how he dressed them.
By the way,
Ancient Olympia Greece wrote: in the 4th century the games were banned by emperor Theodosius. The whole sanctuary was shut down in 426. One of the main reasons was the the Olympic Games were now considered pagan by the Christian emperor, and the competitors nakedness highly immoral.
Ancient Olympic Games By the way many modern Catholic priests would have approved the pederasty (look up the word yourself ) culture that surround ancient Greek athletics.
A nameless user! Now that's a new one. I didn't criticize him. I only watched, and it happened I happen to have the computer with a t.v. card and an antenna that could get the NBC station in my area, I believe it was the runner Felix who also praised God by the way. So, no, I really didn't watch the Olympics except what was something of an accident.
By the way, the dress code for the ancient Olympics was that the contestants appeared in the birthday suits. There has been some improvement.
No, doubt, Russ. I think your fellow Texan, Rufus, will soon point out that none at American swimmers were modestly dressed--so there Christianity is in doubt.
As I pointed out in the thread about the female gymnast, I wouldn't mind seeing more modest attire, which is even more easily done for swimmers--but some swimsuits have been disallowed because they actually give an unfair advantage performance-wise.