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Old 01-31-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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One in four Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games

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Jan 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

......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 youíre 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: thatís where Chargers and Raiders fans live.




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Old 02-01-2013, 01:04 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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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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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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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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I pray to Zeus we draft Sharrif Floyd. My god will kick your god's ass.
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You are probably right.
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If god was involved, the raiders plane would have crashed years ago.
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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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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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Can we try sacrificing though? MacGruder? Lonestar?
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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.
You don't understand racism either so you got that going for you too.
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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.
I tend to agree with you, but have just grown to accept it. As an athiest, the idea of a higher power is absolutely absurd to me, and incredibly frustrating that people use it as some kind of a compass.

i still remember the day I officially realized I didnt believe it. I grew up with Jewish faith and my parents would send me to Jew sunday school, and one day they brought a halocaust survivor in to speak to a bunch of us 10 year olds. And he told some story about almost getting caught when he escaped Auschvitz and how that was some kind of miracle. And i remember thinking, wait a second, 6 million others died, why was saving YOU a miracle? It's not like you went on to do anything other than live a normal life.

But I'm hardly surprised by that stat. As someone said, if most people believe in God, then why shouldnt they believe a God affects the outcome of a football game. But I do question whether or not anyone on the Mane TRULY believes Boob Mojo or sitting in your lucky seat truly affects the outcome of games. I sincerely doubt it.

I have to wonder that, if society is still around in 5,000 years, if the idea of God is looked upon widely as absurd, much like today's society views Greek Gods.
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I believe God cares about the outcome of football games. I don't believe he cares very much though...
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If God's a Ravens fan, then I really don't wanna believe in him.
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I have to wonder that, if society is still around in 5,000 years, if the idea of God is looked upon widely as absurd, much like today's society views Greek Gods.
Most definitely. Thanks for sharing your story.
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