Divine Intervention in Sports

 Posted by on 29 September 2004 at 10:52 am  Uncategorized
Sep 292004

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.

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