Re: Athletes and religion
posted at 3/8/2012 3:39 AM EST
In Response to Re: Athletes and religion
[QUOTE]Only an idiot would credit God with an assist for a sports achievement. While the world deteriorates and millions die from hunger and war I really doubt he (God) took the time to assist a player with a clutch free throw.
Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
You know how fond I am of the term idiot. :o)
But let me say that praise is a beautiful thing, a gracious thing. It isn't something to be cast aside just because there is ugliness in the world.
Are you American? My dad used to to teach, back in the '60-80's, that we had about 6-8 percent of the world's population and spent as much as 60 percent - usually more like 40 percent - of the world's resources.
You bring up the harsh things in the world as if that is a direct correspondence to thanking God for a simple thing.
Is it because YOU are starving? I don't think so, but saince you are in SE Asia,, you see a lot. Maybe even you're helping.
I was born in Bangladesh. Mom and Dad worked among the untouchables as wsell as any where else they could.
They shared the money with the needy that might have helped my siblings and me go through college. Early in life they told us what was important.
I've served and shared as well ...
Guess what? Dad used to enjoy a Red Sox game almost as much as anything.
And thanked God for the multitude of blessings we have had. Even US Army surplus peanut butter while in Injah and Pahkieestahn ...
Dad was a PhD, but an idiot.
Not a PhD but an idiot ....
I thank God when I DON"T wreck my bike ...and it looks like I'm going to. I not only thank Him when each night's donuts come out well ...I ask for His blessing in advance.
I don't understand, in a world where there is so much ugliness, why a gracious and beautiful thing like praise is "outed."