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« : January 31, 2013, 03:43:20 PM »

More than half of all Americans believe that God rewards athletes who have faith in Him, according to a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, and isn’t that what Tim Tebow has been telling us all along?

That number is 53 percent, and isn’t really that shocking. But this one is, at least to me: 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.

But Democrats (28 percent) are slightly more likely to think that God is manipulating box scores than Republicans (25 percent) or independents (26 percent).

And try this on for size:

    More than three-quarters (76%) of Americans agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games.

Wow. May God have mercy on us all.


http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2013/01/31/one-in-four-americans-think-god-helps-decide-the-outcome-of-football-games/related/

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« #1 : January 31, 2013, 06:35:08 PM »


So why do they get mad at the refs? Shouldn't they be pissed at God?

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« #2 : January 31, 2013, 06:59:59 PM »

Ask One Truth, he knows

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« #3 : January 31, 2013, 07:19:03 PM »

Only when Tim Tebow is involved.

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« #4 : February 01, 2013, 07:24:07 AM »

GOD knows all and influences all.


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« #5 : February 06, 2013, 12:43:41 AM »

I loved when Stevie Johnson asked why God made him drop a touchdown pass a couple years ago.  God gets too much praise and not enough criticism. 
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