As I was searching through my NoodleFood folder yesterday, I came across this tidbit from an old Salon article on the public prayers of athletes.
Athletes often have what might be considered a kindergartner’s mentality about religion, treating God as a good-luck charm. “I think that very often athletes seem to have a very simplistic and self-serving view of what God is and does,” sportscaster Bob Costas said in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It makes no sense that a God who, for all human understanding, can appear indifferent to major pain and suffering on a large scale or the illness of a child, would intercede to help get a first down.”
That quote from Bob Costas is just priceless.