God is not in a fantasy pool
By: John Barlow
| Posted: Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 06:18 pm
I am not one to criticize anyone’s beliefs and everyone should feel free to embrace their faith, but please do not tell me your God made sure you won a football game.
I am confident, whoever your God may be, he is not in a fantasy football pool nor did he have the Ravens to cover the spread on Sunday.
For years athletes have praised their God in times of triumph, but it seems to be going to another level recently.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has taken to praising God after wins to a new stratosphere.
In tears after winning the AFC title game in Foxboro on Sunday he was on his hands and knees at midfield for all TV cameras and reporters to see.
He said it was God’s will his team advanced to the Super Bowl and God told him no weapon formed against him shall prosper.
Were the New England Patriots a weapon formed against him?
I find this way too contrived and it is crossing the line.
I know I may be criticized for my stance, but I think this is going so far over the top it is ridiculous.
If Lewis is so confident his sacrifices convinced God to make sure the Ravens won on Sunday, how do those Christians on the New England Patriots feel?
“Oh well, I guess Ray prayed harder than I did this week so God liked him more.”
I do not think so.
Would Lewis have been on his knees in tears praising God had the Ravens lost? Maybe, but I doubt it.
Please, express your faith, it is your right, but do not use it as a media tool to enhance your sports persona.