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    Dain, are you just bored and curious to see how many idiots like myself might respond? You're a funny guy......
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    My opinion is that it's a little misleading. We used to offer up a few prayers to play to the best of our ability before the game and maybe afterward for the blessing to play as sports, without injury, (both teams), and the opportunity to compete on the field of battle as individuals and as teams. Prayer to 'win' is a misconception for players. We do what we do on our own. I hear that the fans pray to win sometimes. And for injured players.
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    I do recall one game we played in the rain @ 39 degrees against a much superior team and across from an All-State rated defensive back that was wiping up the ground with me. I think I prayed that the game would hurry up and finish. I don't think that counts though.
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    @russ - I don't think I actually blocked the guy all night but I recall making him trip over me 3 or 4 times while I was lying prone in the mud.
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    Democrats praying? To whom? What? Most don't have a religion and make fun of those of us who do. What a crock.
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    To God, that's who they're praying to. Jesus was a radical liberal. Just because you don't have liberals trying to convert you to their faith don't think they don't have one.
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    @Zazziness LOL - Jesus definitely was NOT a radical liberal, only radical liberals think this and try to spread the lie around. Sorry Zazzi - not gonna fly with anyone with even a modicum of intelligence and even a passing knowledge of the bible. Good try, don't feel bad, you aren't the first far left liberal to try to sell this Snake Oil to the gullible public.
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    @Tralee Actually, people who read the Bible and know what Jesus had to say think he was a radical liberal. He was a reformer who healed without expectation of payment, for instance. The Pharisees, OTOH, were big believers in the status quo. Pro death penalty, for instance. Very much the model of today's conservative.
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    Well it is only 28% of dems vs. 25% of repubs ... I'm actually surprised at the small number of repubs that believe that god intervenes in sporting events?
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    This is where religiosity gets really hilarious. These folks believe that an invisible, all powerful being capable of creating the laws of physics from the galactic to the subatomic, capable of fine-tuning DNA to create several hundred million species, would really bother to influence modern day gladiator spectacles. Yeah, right. Don't get me wrong, I cancel all other activities to watch the Superbowl, but when God is mentioned in my house on Game Day, the word is always followed by its common suffix.
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    What kind of weed are you smoking? Democrats believing in god when they rid any reference to it in the government or schools. How absurd. Lol
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    Unlike the religious right, they also believe in the 1st amendment. You may be familiar with it. It's the clause you skim over while getting to the 2nd amendment.
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    @Zazziness Yes unfortuantely the Constitution seems of little use to our President and our legislators. As you know we were formed under a Republic and under religious beliefs which was acknowledged by our government many years ago. The seperation of church and state has left a godless society with greed and corruption in our elected officials which is sad to see. History shows that any nation who has turned their back on recognizing god has fallen and I beleive we are at our point now.
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    @Grizz "...under religious beliefs which was acknowledged by our government many years ago"
    Nope. The religious belief we were formed under was that the only way for each of us to be free was to keep religion separate from The State. If you can't attract people to your religion through normal means of discussion and persuasion, having the government force it on people at the point of a sword surely isn't going to work. History has shown that the theocracy you describe is the most stagnant, oppressive, violent form of government ever devised by man. All the worse aspects of totalitarianism, with the head honchos able to claim infallibility because "they speak for God." No, thank you. I'll take a America, land of the free.
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    @Zazziness well America is not free dear. Our rights are those which they allow us to believe and in the end, it will be the G-d of Israel who sorts this mess out. Read your bible
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    Wonder how G-d decided who to root for orwho is going to win. So many games so many games.. off to soccer, then tennis, golf, disables so busy busy. Tough job being G d. Never gets to see the whole game
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    @martydotcom And by "god" I am assuming you are referring to the team owners, bookies, govt officials, and whomever else that decide what team "wins"?
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    How could God not play a role in the outcome of a game (preface - assuming you believe in God)? Very disappointing if this survey is true. Of note, more people believed God rewards faithful athletes with good health and success (53%) than believed God plays a role in the outcome (27%).

    If God has a role in making athletes successful and athletes are included on teams, then God has a role in making teams successful.
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    i'd say 27% is just about the number of Americans that're heaven bound, if that
    straight is the gate and narrer the way that leadeth unto life
    --and few there be which find it--
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    Yeah, I'm sure the "big genie" up there somewhere in the sky really cares which team or individual wins a ball game, soccer match, golf tournament, boxing match, tennis tournament, etc. Praying for your preferred team or player to win is the height of religious ignorance and hypocrisy.
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  • #61
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    Well, we know two things: There are very few Democrats on this web site. The same people who believe an Assault Weapons Ban will cut down on mass shootings and crime believe that G*d determines the victories of Sports Teams. What was it that Debra frequently called Ray on the show "Everybody Loves Raymond"?
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    This makes sense. Democrats tend to look at things more collectively and Republicans individually. So it would make sense that Democrats would think God would reward the team and Republicans that he would reward individual players who are faithful to God.
    Democrats are also more focused on deeds (like how the team plays), Republicans more on "is this person Christian enough" which is a backdoor form of collectivism(be an individual by submitting yourself to the same God and religion as the majority of the country).
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    @Denizen_Kate
    Yes I do.
    Are you going to just sit there with your mouth open or are you going to ask for clarity or if you understand present a rebuttal?
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    @Denizen_Kate
    I wasn't talking about some psychological study. This is from my general observations about Democrats and Republicans. I don't claim to be all-knowing, this is just my opinion, how I've sized up the general mindsets of Democrats and Republicans (yes I know that doesn't apply to every self-identified Democrat and Republican). I don't know for sure, but from what I've seen and I'd suspect from what most people have seen this looks true. If you have a good reason other than "but you haven't done a thorough scientific study" to offer up for why I ought to hold a different opinion be my guest and present it.
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    @CommonSense - So, an unsubstantiated generalization. Thank you for clearing that up. Sorry, but the way you wrote that first comment, I thought perhaps you were getting that information from some authoritative source, and I wanted to know where it was coming from. But if it's just your opinion ... it's an interesting observation. Is it based on your view that Democrats are more inclined to believe in a social collective, and Republicans more inclined to believe in individual self-worth?
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