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(The Raw Story)   On one end you have the religious Tim Tebow, and on the other you have a star running back who tells his daughter to look at all religions, incl. Flying Spaghetti Monster   (rawstory.com) divider line 13
    More: Cool, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Arian Foster, NFL, running back, faiths  
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2013-09-12 02:37:11 PM
7 votes:

Killer Cars: Always thought Foster was a cool cat. I couldn't care less what his actual views on religion are, but any professional athlete who is not only intelligent but also willing to express himself beyond BS cliches is fine by me. Even if I disagree with them; it's 1,000 times better than listening to how they've had an excellent week of practice or how they can only prepare one week at a time for the umpteenth million occasion.


I literally thought Foster's smash-mouth philosophical statement gave 110%.  He's like a little kid out there, not enforcing any dogma, showing his theological defense can bend but not break.  He just wanted the speech more than other parents, and gave it with deceptive quickness.  A real throwback, giving the speech the right way.  Sure, nearly all children practice their parents' religion at least until adulthood, which implies that their affiliation is more a matter of happenstance than any conscious, rational choice, but anything can happen on Sunday, maybe he'll take a knee, and that's why they pray the games.  He had a game plan, and he executed.  That kid's gonna feel that one on Monday, but there's no quit in him.
2013-09-12 01:46:24 PM
4 votes:
And once his daughter becomes a teenager, he'll warn her about being touched by someone's noodly appendage.
2013-09-12 02:35:02 PM
3 votes:
Arian race trifecta in play?
2013-09-12 01:36:23 PM
3 votes:
Ramen.
2013-09-12 02:52:27 PM
2 votes:
Thanks for abbreviating "including" in the headline subby. It saved me a ton of time.
2013-09-12 01:58:21 PM
2 votes:
That was interesting and heck of a lot less tedious than The Life of Pi.
2013-09-12 05:50:12 PM
1 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2013-09-12 05:30:41 PM
1 votes:

AiryAnne: Shame Us: Wikipedia: "Foster revealed his political affiliation during an NFL game, stating he is "in the Green Party", and voting for Ron Paul in the 2012 Presidential election. Ron Paul actually ran for the Republican Party nomination in 2012."

Damn. Had some hope.

You missed the real reason for this publicity stunt:

Wikipedia: Foster will also be appearing in the upcoming movie Draft Day starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary.


...as a minor role in a single scene.  They have him playing another college player on the first day of the draft.  That, and the Houston media has known about this and has been gushing about it since training camp.
2013-09-12 04:53:01 PM
1 votes:

Dafatone: AdamK: machoprogrammer: As an atheist, I'm hoping the FSM meme finally dies, as the whole original point of it has gone past. But internet atheists tend to drag things on too long, so I'm not holding hope

yep

What's worst is when people somehow only come across it for the first time now.


My twelve-year-old recently told me about it, but she kind of garbled the message.  She called it "Flying Pasta Monster" and I think had the impression that people took it seriously.  (I told her "I'm pretty sure it's spaghetti," conceding that "pasta" was used in the name of the faith itself; why they chose that particular nomenclature is what they call a mystery of faith.)
2013-09-12 04:10:51 PM
1 votes:

Shame Us: Wikipedia: "Foster revealed his political affiliation during an NFL game, stating he is "in the Green Party", and voting for Ron Paul in the 2012 Presidential election. Ron Paul actually ran for the Republican Party nomination in 2012."

Damn. Had some hope.


You missed the real reason for this publicity stunt:

Wikipedia: Foster will also be appearing in the upcoming movie Draft Day starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary.
2013-09-12 03:28:01 PM
1 votes:
How can I make a young mind believe this is the truth for them when they don't yet have the capacity nor the cognitive desire to delve into something like this?

Wow, those are some pretty big words for a football player.
2013-09-12 02:10:45 PM
1 votes:

elguerodiablo: scottydoesntknow: "I will never tell her what to believe in. I know parents are very influential on kids' spiritual beliefs and that can be a positive or negative thing. I can give her a basic understanding of religions when she starts showing interest and asking questions. But I will remain silent otherwise."

I love my Texans.

That is exactly the type of openmindedness and tolerance that comes to mind when you think of Texas.  *snickers.


I find it funny you're commenting on the open-mindedness of Texans while remaining close-minded on your own thoughts of Texans.
2013-09-12 01:59:46 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: "I will never tell her what to believe in. I know parents are very influential on kids' spiritual beliefs and that can be a positive or negative thing. I can give her a basic understanding of religions when she starts showing interest and asking questions. But I will remain silent otherwise."

I love my Texans.


That is exactly the type of openmindedness and tolerance that comes to mind when you think of Texas.  *snickers.
 
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