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I have no words...
This is almost enough to make me cut a check to the freedom from religion foundation.
I know. She says that is not what she meant and than she doesn't go on to explain what she did mean. Sounds like a Half witted attempt to explain away what she really meant.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
me thinks we might be dealing with a sub 100 I.Q. here...give the poor girl a break...
1960 Les Paul
So, not a preacher at all, but everyone's right that on first glance this looks absolutely insane. That said, maybe she is referring to the recent internal divisions that we've been hearing about, suggesting that Satan has inspired the jealousy and selfishness that is destroying Jim's hold on the team?
Even if that's the case, this still seems ridiculous, but at least it makes some kind of sense.
I agree football players sacrifice a lot, and I have no problems praying for football players and their families, but to pray about the success of the football team, thats what I take from this babble, is just really messed up and off base religiously IMO. I can not think of any reason ever to pray that Alabama wins, truthfully. I can't say I have before, but I can see praying for players families or something of that nature. This post really makes me feel uneasy and I am no where close to being an Auburn fan. Thats weird.
This post was edited by iRollTide205 18 months ago
That isn't being "over religious" that's someone using the Christian religion to try and gain back favor with the idiot segment of their fan base who think that they won the 2010 NC because they were more Godly than all the rest. She is trying to set this weekends game up (IF they win) as a way to try and save Jim's job because if they do really win now, it's because God is back on *u side and "we can't fire him now, God has a mighty plan for Jim".
The REALLY scary part about all this though ..... A large majority believe this
First, Satan is very real, there is such a thing as spiritual warfare, and the devil does seek to steal, kill and destroy. But that has nothing to do with football games.
Secondly, I took issue last year with the continual use of the "It's a God-thing" always coming out of Auburn. As one who recognizes God for the Sovereign, Holy and Almighty One that He is, "It's a God-thing" being thrown around about football wins to me, is sacreligious. On the other hand, and off topic, Tim Tebow honors God in the right way - by demonstrating it with his actions and not just his words. He is the real deal.
Third, I have never met Mrs. Chizik and obviously do not have all the context of where she is coming from, so I am not going to make any personal judgments.
Fourth, if she is linking devil activity with Auburn losing football games or having such a horrible season, that is ridiculous. Satan isn't stealing anything there. If she is linking devil activity with all the crimes, drugs and murders that have been taking place within the Auburn community, there can certainly be truth to that. But my guess is she is asking the "Auburn family" (puke) to come together in an "us against the world" kind of thing, stop all the negative chatter, and maybe protect her husband. Can the devil be behind slander and malicious talk about people? Sure. I've seen enough of it in the church to know that! But we all know the bottom line is Auburn is losing - really bad, and flat falling apart - and there is no way very many people are going to make nice over it.
Finally, I am enjoying every minute of their season - and sometimes feel guilty about it... but it passes.
By a plain reading of her original post, I don't know how anyone couldn't take it as "Satan is causing us to lose football games. Let's pray about it." Obviously, she received a lot of backlash, or she wouldn't have posted her mea culpa.
I've said for years that their invocation of God after every win rang hollow to me. Chizik muttering "It's a God thing" a couple of years ago sickened me as a Christian. To me, I don't think that God necessarily cares about the winner of a football game; now, that doesn't mean He can't use a result for His purpose relative to an individual, for example. But to think that Auburn won a NC because they had God on their side is borderline ludicrous and should offend the coach, players or fans of any other team in college football. What about the Christians that play for Alabama? Oregon? Georgia? They just not pray hard enough in 2010, Mrs. Chizik?
The reason Auburn won a NC is because they had Cam Newton, and, like it or not, their players worked hard, their coaches worked hard, and everything came together for one season. The Bible tells us to strive for success in whatever we do, but we certainly aren't guaranteed good luck or that success. It's how we react to the ups AND downs in our lives that define us as Christians. Her original post seemed to me to be less about supporting a "group of 17-22 year old young boys" and more about "We keep losing due to evil so let's start praying about it."
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by LegalAcidity 18 months ago
I like Branch Bovinians.
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