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(Fox News)   In some parts of the country saying "Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle" as a new football coach will get you an "Amen". Then there's UConn   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2014-01-16 07:48:20 PM  
Yeah. That's not appropriate. Of course it's not.
 
2014-01-16 07:50:45 PM  
FTA "In recent years, secularists have tried to sever the bond between God and the Gridiron."

Yes, I knew it.

God is totally a Redskins fan.

Lots of promises, never delivers.
 
2014-01-16 08:03:15 PM  
That's because Connecticut is in the  sane  part of the US.
 
2014-01-16 08:04:50 PM  
Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

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2014-01-16 08:13:27 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 300x391]


A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.
 
2014-01-16 08:13:51 PM  
You see, when the Angels led by Lucifer rebelled against God and there was a battle in heaven, they decided to make it sporting by setting some basic rules, like a limit on size of the space, number of combantants and so on. God had 10 Angels on his side (but with a deep bench) and Lucifer's gang was 11 guys, too. They went back and forth for about an hour, then God won and banished Lucifer's team to Hell,

Later, God set up American Football to commemorate the battle. That's why the holiest team that prays the hardest always wins.
 
2014-01-16 08:16:21 PM  
I am not sure why Jesus would give a flying FARK about who won a football game. Isn't it a little presumptuous to assume he wants your side to win.

It's like these Christians have no idea what he actually preached.
 
2014-01-16 08:21:04 PM  
"Yeah, originally we were going with play-action on that third and eight, but there was Jesus, saying, 'Bubble screen!' so, you know, we go with the messiah, and the defense totally read it because Jesus was in their huddle, too."
 
2014-01-16 08:23:34 PM  
You trying to say Jesus Christ wouldn't go for it on fourth and a yard?
 
2014-01-16 08:23:42 PM  
The op ed guy's picture pretty much says "When I'm not making right-wing trolling opinions, I sneak onto my underage step-daughter's facebook page and jack off to her pictures" look.
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I'm not saying he does, I'm just saying that's exactly what he looks like.
 
2014-01-16 08:28:13 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: scottydoesntknow: Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 300x391]

A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.


Wouldn't it be fair to say that about all groups that believe a certain way, not just Christians?
 
2014-01-16 08:29:42 PM  
Allah Akbar!
 
2014-01-16 08:30:55 PM  
Why would Jesus choose to be in the center of the huddle? In the center of the huddle, he's only talking to half the circle. He's got his back turned to the other half. What are they supposed to feel like, watching Jesus turn his back on them? This seems like an exceptionally good way of sowing untold divisiveness and resentment within what might have once been a quite cohesive team.
 
2014-01-16 08:33:04 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Why would Jesus choose to be in the center of the huddle? In the center of the huddle, he's only talking to half the circle. He's got his back turned to the other half. What are they supposed to feel like, watching Jesus turn his back on them? This seems like an exceptionally good way of sowing untold divisiveness and resentment within what might have once been a quite cohesive team.


To be fair, he's a great motivator. All of his players turn the other cheek on the butt-pat.
 
2014-01-16 08:33:07 PM  
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2014-01-16 08:41:32 PM  

He went on to explain how they would help players find local places to worship in accordance with their religious affiliation. He also said the team would engage in non-denominational events - involving players and coaches.

And then - he poured gasoline on the fire.

"We're going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that's something that is important," he said. "If you want to be successful and you want to win, get championships then you better understand that this didn't happen because of you. This happened of our Lord and Savior."



HMmmmm.. So you can worship anyway you want, as long as it's Christian.
 
2014-01-16 08:47:37 PM  

superdolfan1: cameroncrazy1984: scottydoesntknow: Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 300x391]

A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.

Wouldn't it be fair to say that about all groups that believe a certain way, not just Christians?


No?
 
2014-01-16 08:48:12 PM  

EvilEgg: I am not sure why Jesus would give a flying FARK about who won a football game. Isn't it a little presumptuous to assume he wants your side to win.

It's like these Christians have no idea what he actually preached.


Well, they do take a lot of blows to the head...
 
2014-01-16 09:14:06 PM  
FTFA:  And as well all know too well, heaven forbid a Christian share his or her beliefs in the "public square."

Ah yes.  How I love opinion being interjected into my news story.

/FAUX NEWS

EvilEgg: I am not sure why Jesus would give a flying FARK about who won a football game.


Because this.
 
2014-01-16 09:15:55 PM  
You Christians are driving people away with this bullshiat. You know that, right?
 
2014-01-16 09:21:36 PM  
It seems they have forgotten what the Bible said about taking The Name in vain and also the part about public prayers.
 
2014-01-16 09:26:11 PM  
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2014-01-16 09:30:29 PM  
i196.photobucket.com
Not really sure what number 21 is up to there
 
2014-01-16 09:40:45 PM  

EvilEgg: I am not sure why Jesus would give a flying FARK about who won a football game. Isn't it a little presumptuous to assume he wants your side to win.

It's like these Christians have no idea what he actually preached.


Jesus was a Duke fan.
 
2014-01-16 10:11:21 PM  
So let's see, Earth is a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot on what is only what we've perceive of the universe but the only son of God has an interest on how some collection of assholes throws a ball around. K.
 
2014-01-16 10:16:35 PM  
cameroncrazy1984:
A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.

not all of them but...yeah.  some of the more vocal ones see any deviation from the christian faith as a direct and personal attack on christianity as a whole.  that's one of the reasons I keep my head down at the new job.  I really don't want to deal with a slew of misguided attempts to save my soul from the evils of pagan gods.  I work with a LOT of evangelicals.  A good third of the office wear their crosses and bibles openly and very proudly.
 
2014-01-16 10:21:06 PM  

superdolfan1: cameroncrazy1984: scottydoesntknow: Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 300x391]

A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.

Wouldn't it be fair to say that about all groups that believe a certain way, not just Christians?


no.  it would not.
 
2014-01-16 10:43:04 PM  

Lsherm: EvilEgg: I am not sure why Jesus would give a flying FARK about who won a football game. Isn't it a little presumptuous to assume he wants your side to win.

It's like these Christians have no idea what he actually preached.

Jesus was a Duke fan.


That's over the line, sir!
 
2014-01-16 10:49:09 PM  

stpauler: The op ed guy's picture pretty much says "When I'm not making right-wing trolling opinions, I sneak onto my underage step-daughter's facebook page and jack off to her pictures" look.

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I'm not saying he does, I'm just saying that's exactly what he looks like.


www.hotlikesauce.com
 
2014-01-16 10:57:38 PM  

Weaver95: superdolfan1: cameroncrazy1984: scottydoesntknow: Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

[www.godlikeproductions.com image 300x391]

A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.

Wouldn't it be fair to say that about all groups that believe a certain way, not just Christians?

no.  it would not.


Actually, yes.

Non-Christians like to complain that Christians are not tolerant and like to bully and won't listen to other opinions.  They want Christians to be tolerant of other viewpoints.

Fair enough.  However, the pendulum swings both ways.  If Christians are to be tolerant of other viewpoints (let's call them "groups"), then the other groups need to be tolerant of Christians as well.  If one side is entitled to their opinion, then obviously both sides are.

But that's not happening.

Coach A brings his faith to the school (for the record, in as much as I agree with him being entitled to his faith, it is a state school, so I think he crossed the line with his statement - 1st Amendment religion trumps 1st Amendment free speech in this case) and he gets lambasted for being a Bible thumper.

Had Coach A been black and said "From now on, the position of QB will be played only by a black player" there wouldn't have been a peep out of the media for the fear of being labeled racist.

If we're going to insist that Christians are tolerant of other groups, including gays (which I think they should be), then the other groups should be tolerant of Christians as well.  Each group is entitled to their opinion, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of those with differing opinions.

If I believe in God and you don't, I am to respect your belief as you should respect mine.  I realize that many Christians don't subscribe to this, as many atheists/agnostics don't either.  There's work to be done on both sides.
 
2014-01-16 10:59:47 PM  

Weaver95: cameroncrazy1984:
A lot of Christians believe that if they aren't allowed to bully and proselytize anywhere they want they are being persecuted.

not all of them but...yeah.  some of the more vocal ones see any deviation from the christian faith as a direct and personal attack on christianity as a whole.  that's one of the reasons I keep my head down at the new job.  I really don't want to deal with a slew of misguided attempts to save my soul from the evils of pagan gods.  I work with a LOT of evangelicals.  A good third of the office wear their crosses and bibles openly and very proudly.


If you were a true Pastafarian, you'd show up with a pirate hat every morning.
 
2014-01-16 11:02:24 PM  
i131.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-16 11:04:43 PM  
Blue staters call it a Hail Barry Pass.

*punts stupid joke and runs off field*
 
2014-01-16 11:05:06 PM  

superdolfan1: Non-Christians like to complain that Christians are not tolerant and like to bully and won't listen to other opinions. They want Christians to be tolerant of other viewpoints.

Fair enough. However, the pendulum swings both ways. If Christians are to be tolerant of other viewpoints (let's call them "groups"), then the other groups need to be tolerant of Christians as well. If one side is entitled to their opinion, then obviously both sides are.


If they'd keep their opinions as opinions, that would be fine.  Thing is, the ones who get lambasted don't understand that having an opinion isn't the same as forcing everyone else to share that opinion.

superdolfan1: Coach A brings his faith to the school (for the record, in as much as I agree with him being entitled to his faith, it is a state school, so I think he crossed the line with his statement - 1st Amendment religion trumps 1st Amendment free speech in this case) and he gets lambasted for being a Bible thumper.


He didn't bring his faith to the school, he tried to impose it on his players.

"Jesus made me a better coach.": opinion.
"You need the Jebus if you want to win.": imposition.

Then they turn around and complain about things being shoved down their throats when they're told they can't expect everyone to be like them.
 
2014-01-16 11:07:18 PM  
That's absolutely not appropriate for any state-funded entity, period.  It's also inappropriate for more private organizations and institutions as well.

Proselytizing is obnoxious and offensive.
 
2014-01-16 11:07:20 PM  
superdolfan1:
no.  it would not.

Actually, yes.


Actually, no.  look - around 80% of this country identifies with some flavor of christianity.  the rest is a mixed bag of pagans, jews, muslims and assorted eastern religions (as well as agnostics and atheists).  if the remaining 20% of non-christians all showed up at the same place at the same time they STILL wouldn't outnumber the various christian sects that populate this country.  kinda hard for the minority to oppress the majority, ya know?
 
2014-01-16 11:08:37 PM  

Fark It: That's absolutely not appropriate for any state-funded entity, period.  It's also inappropriate for more private organizations and institutions as well.

Proselytizing is obnoxious and offensive.


mostly I just ignore it.  I mean after a while I guess ya just get used to it.
 
2014-01-16 11:17:48 PM  

Weaver95: Fark It: That's absolutely not appropriate for any state-funded entity, period.  It's also inappropriate for more private organizations and institutions as well.

Proselytizing is obnoxious and offensive.

mostly I just ignore it.  I mean after a while I guess ya just get used to it.


I ran into a JW as a student worker once, at a state school.  He wasn't a college employee, he was a contractor working at the college, but still basically a superior.  I agreed to come in on a Saturday to help out.  He took the opportunity to spend a few hours talking about church, jesus, what he was like as a young guy, totally pandering to me, talking about how him and his friends would go to church high as a joke (because clearly, us young people, we are all smoking the reefer, that's a great way to relate to all of us).  Asking way too many personal questions.  I would have been less uncomfortable if he tried to give me the dick.

Now, being a little older and having less time for that kind of bullshiat, I would have been direct and said "I'm not comfortable discussing my personal beliefs in the workplace," and if he didn't get the hint: "I'm an atheist."

Vocal evangelicals are some of the most obnoxious, self-centered, and colossally arrogant people in this country.  They're also insecure, which you get from being told that you mean nothing and that Jesus is responsible for every one of your accomplishments, so in a way I feel sorry for them.  But not very.
 
2014-01-16 11:19:26 PM  
Another Christian scofflaw...what makes these people think they don't have to follow the rules?
 
2014-01-16 11:26:12 PM  
Jesus has no part being in a huddle. He never picks up his blocks and always drops passes when it counts.
 
2014-01-16 11:42:12 PM  
I'm sorry for not quoting anybody, so I'm sure nobody will read this.

I really was surprised that Fox News was linked with this headline. I was thinking, "Wow, Fox News is actually supporting an organization that says Jesus shouldn't be in the middle of the huddle?"

And I kept believing that for a good number of paragraphs into the article.

Then I got to this:
Every student, that is, unless they happen to be a Christian. Based on the experience of Coach Jones, it seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith - specifically followers of Christ.

I re-read it and realized that there were no quotation marks.
 
2014-01-16 11:48:16 PM  
He does have a penchant for getting called for unsportsmanlike penalties.

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2014-01-17 12:22:55 AM  

JerseyTim: Jesus has no part being in a huddle. He never picks up his blocks and always drops passes when it counts.


I think the holes in his hands give him a better grip on the ball.
 
2014-01-17 12:26:40 AM  

simplicimus: JerseyTim: Jesus has no part being in a huddle. He never picks up his blocks and always drops passes when it counts.

I think the holes in his hands give him a better grip on the ball.


When the ball doesn't fly right through.
 
2014-01-17 12:27:53 AM  

superdolfan1: Had Coach A been black and said "From now on, the position of QB will be played only by a black player" there wouldn't have been a peep out of the media for the fear of being labeled racist.


I hate it when members of the media I made up cover the football coaches I made up in a completely unacceptable manner.
 
2014-01-17 12:28:25 AM  

violentsalvation: simplicimus: JerseyTim: Jesus has no part being in a huddle. He never picks up his blocks and always drops passes when it counts.

I think the holes in his hands give him a better grip on the ball.

When the ball doesn't fly right through.


The holes aren't that big.
 
2014-01-17 12:29:35 AM  

simplicimus: violentsalvation: simplicimus: JerseyTim: Jesus has no part being in a huddle. He never picks up his blocks and always drops passes when it counts.

I think the holes in his hands give him a better grip on the ball.

When the ball doesn't fly right through.

The holes aren't that big.


They reduce drag.  They're speed holes.
 
2014-01-17 12:50:31 AM  

Fark It: Vocal evangelicals are some of the most obnoxious, self-centered, and colossally arrogant people in this country. They're also insecure, which you get from being told that you mean nothing and that Jesus is responsible for every one of your accomplishments, so in a way I feel sorry for them. But not very.


For many, they have never considered any other perspectives. They've been told that anyone who believes differently is not only wrong, they're evil and it is their solemn duty to fight evil. Persecution is literally the foundation of Christianity. They must ALWAYS have an enemy because without that, they're not righteous martyrs.

I've seen the enemies roll through & once the outrage cools over one thing, they'll stir up another. You got the rock n roll, the gays, the feminists, the Muslims, and now all the America-haters who want to banish the church.

Anyway. This is silly. Read the First Amendment. THE WHOLE THING
 
2014-01-17 01:00:48 AM  

Di Atribe: For many, they have never considered any other perspectives. They've been told that anyone who believes differently is not only wrong, they're evil and it is their solemn duty to fight evil. Persecution is literally the foundation of Christianity. They must ALWAYS have an enemy because without that, they're not righteous martyrs.


This is why I want my Church (Catholic) not be lumped into "Christians". We generally do not get involved in secular affairs. But then, a lot of Catholics don't get their faith.
/So, got nothing.
 
2014-01-17 01:06:03 AM  

Di Atribe: They've been told that anyone who believes differently is not only wrong, they're evil and it is their solemn duty to fight evil.


Can't say there aren't plenty of atheists this way on Fark.

Weaver95: kinda hard for the minority to oppress the majority, ya know?


Not really. Minority tends to relate to power rather than actual population.

/of course, most of those in power claim to be Christian; just saying as a general statement. A very small percentage of people run this country, for example.
 
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