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Old 02-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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One in four Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games

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......according to the poll, 27 percent of Americans believe that God actually plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. Yes, God is waving that ball fair or foul, like an omnipotent Carlton Fisk. Or to put it another way, God spends all day playing Madden NFL 12 with real players.

Which means that David Akers must have really done something wrong in his life recently. God seems to be steamed at him.

The poll, conducted on Jan. 16, consisted of random telephone interviews with 1,033 subjects.

The percentage jumps even higher if you’re a white evangelical Protestant from the South.

Roughly 4-in-10 minority Christians (40%) and white evangelical Protestants (38%) agree that God does play a role in the outcome of a sporting event, compared to less than 3-in-10 (29%) Catholics, less than 1-in-5 (19%) white mainline Protestants, and approximately 1-in-10 (12%) religiously unaffiliated Americans.

More than one-third (36%) of Americans who live in the South agree that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, compared to nearly 3-in-10 (28%) Americans who live in the Midwest, 1-in-5 (20%) Americans who live in the Northeast, and 15% of Americans who live in the West.
That low percentage for the West is not surprising: that’s where Chargers and Raiders fans live.




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Old 02-01-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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Then what do you think of the morons who turn their beer labels a certain way to effect a kick or break into a past residence to sit in their lucky spot (49er fan). While dumb examples from recent beer commercials, I have seen any number of people invovled in various ritual acts, but I guess boob mojo never happened.
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Then what do you think of the morons who turn their beer labels a certain way to effect a kick or break into a past residence to sit in their lucky spot (49er fan). While dumb examples from recent beer commercials, I have seen any number of people invovled in various ritual acts, but I guess boob mojo never happened.
Good analogy, game day superstitions, boob mojo and religion are the same. I agree. They are all stoopid.

Boob mojo doesn't help Denver win, but it does improve the moral of the Mane.
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Good analogy, game day superstitions, boob mojo and religion are the same. I agree. They are all stoopid.

Boob mojo doesn't help Denver win, but it does improve the moral of the Mane.

AMEN to all that.............err well

GoD is too busy stopping wars and terrorist attacks to affect a football game.................haha
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Then what do you think of the morons who turn their beer labels a certain way to effect a kick or break into a past residence to sit in their lucky spot (49er fan). While dumb examples from recent beer commercials, I have seen any number of people invovled in various ritual acts, but I guess boob mojo never happened.
Exactly. Robert de Niro in the movie "Silver Lining Playbook" is a perfect example of this! Great movie


On a side note, I have asked several religious people this question and everyone of them told me football is a materialistic entity and is in no way swayed by God.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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Then what do you think of the morons who turn their beer labels a certain way to effect a kick or break into a past residence to sit in their lucky spot (49er fan). While dumb examples from recent beer commercials, I have seen any number of people invovled in various ritual acts, but I guess boob mojo never happened.
What about posters on the mane that think you can jinx outcomes of Bronco games?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:40 AM   #7
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So you think religious people are stupid? I mean if one believes that a deity intervene in our lives, or even plans them, it isn't a leap in logic to think that includes the outcome of football games.

While I am just shy of an atheist, I don't think I would be arrogant enough to claim that religious people are Stoopid.
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So you think religious people are stupid? I mean if one believes that a deity intervene in our lives, or even plans them, it isn't a leap in logic to think that includes the outcome of football games.

While I am just shy of an atheist, I don't think I would be arrogant enough to claim that religious people are Stoopid.
Do you expect better when the OP is borderline retarded?
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So you think religious people are stupid? I mean if one believes that a deity intervene in our lives, or even plans them, it isn't a leap in logic to think that includes the outcome of football games.

While I am just shy of an atheist, I don't think I would be arrogant enough to claim that religious people are Stoopid.
I wouldn't call them stupid, but if they believe in God and they believe that God has a vested interest in the NFL and effectuates the outcome of games, they are ****ing stupid.
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I wouldn't call them stupid, but if they believe in God and they believe that God has a vested interest in the NFL and effectuates the outcome of games, they are ****ing stupid.
If one believes in God, it usually follows that they believe that he is the one that essentially controls everything (including things like the weather that most CERTAINLY have an effect on outdoor sporting events). Maybe he doesn't have a vested interest in who wins or loses, but he doesn't have to, because he effects the games nonetheless by his other seemingly unrelated day to day actions.
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So you think religious people are stupid? I mean if one believes that a deity intervene in our lives, or even plans them, it isn't a leap in logic to think that includes the outcome of football games.

While I am just shy of an atheist, I don't think I would be arrogant enough to claim that religious people are Stoopid.
I pray to Horus that the Broncos draft Xavier Rhodes in 2013.
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I pray to Horus that the Broncos draft Xavier Rhodes in 2013.
I imagine he'll gone by our selection no matter how much we sacrifice to the great sky god
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You are probably right.
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Can we try sacrificing though? MacGruder? Lonestar?
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I'll take a dozen of them over one ThirtyDegrees
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Can we try sacrificing though? MacGruder? Lonestar?
Wouldn't work. You can't go insulting Mithra through the act of sacrifice.
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I pray to Zeus we draft Sharrif Floyd. My god will kick your god's ass.
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So you think religious people are stupid? I mean if one believes that a deity intervene in our lives, or even plans them, it isn't a leap in logic to think that includes the outcome of football games.

While I am just shy of an atheist, I don't think I would be arrogant enough to claim that religious people are Stoopid.
The question is, does god intervene only in pro games or does he also determine the outcome when I play 2 on 2 pickup basketball with a few friends?

In this case I do think there is valid evidence to claim that believing an intangible but omnipotent and omniscient deity interferes with athletic contests constitutes a pretty serious delusion. I wouldn't equate delusion with stupidity, but certainly if you replace the word god in almost all sentences that involve direct interaction with objects the vast majority of people would agree the sentence is nonsensical.

Example: Santa Claus determines the outcome of football games. I think we can pretty much all agree that that sentence is nonsense, firstly there is no evidence that supports the existence of Santa, but a vast body of evidence that supports that he doesn't exist.
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If god was involved, the raiders plane would have crashed years ago.
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The existence of a god that plays an active role in human affairs is one of the most utterly stupid and ignorant things a person can believe in.

God wouldn't stop the holocaust, but he'll help Ray Lewis play linebacker.

God wouldn't prevent 9/11 but he'll cure your Aunt of cancer.

I've never understood it, never will.
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