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There are humans who dress up in funny costumes, paint there faces, yell and scream at football games as if this will help the team win. It does appear they are having fun though.
Life is a lot like football - as long as you have fun, it doesn't matter who wins.
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If you knew, what I knew, that you and I are demigods ... then you would realize G-d isn't hiding at all.
He's hiding up your ass, I guess...
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Archie Bunker

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He's hiding up your ass, I guess...

If G-d is proctologist for one ... G-d is proctologist for all.  Bend over and cough please ;-)
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Life is a lot like football - as long as you have fun, it doesn't matter who wins.
Tell that to people who live in Texas or Alabama!! ;))))
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Tell that to people who live in Texas or Alabama!! ;))))
I was going to say Ohio and Michigan, but yeah.  I mean, I hate football, but I'm annually riveted to the OSU/UofM game.  Now that might be a miracle!
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I was going to say Ohio and Michigan, but yeah.  I mean, I hate football, but I'm annually riveted to the OSU/UofM game.  Now that might be a miracle!
Yeah, there are places in the north that echo the south in being fanatical about football.  I love football and always have; but more the pro style.  But I hate what it has become.  In colleges it is the be-all--end-all.  In colleges it should be a game played by students--the players.  In pro ball, the showboating is ruining the game for me.  These are supposed to be pros who should act like it.  Scoring a touchdown is what you are paid for.  I love the way Jimmy Brown did it.  Score a TD and give the ball to the ref; get up and return to the huddle every time you are tackled.  Be a pro--act like it!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Yeah, there are places in the north that echo the south in being fanatical about football.  I love football and always have; but more the pro style.  But I hate what it has become.  In colleges it is the be-all--end-all.  In colleges it should be a game played by students--the players.  In pro ball, the showboating is ruining the game for me.  These are supposed to be pros who should act like it.  Scoring a touchdown is what you are paid for.  I love the way Jimmy Brown did it.  Score a TD and give the ball to the ref; get up and return to the huddle every time you are tackled.  Be a pro--act like it!
The only interest I have in the pro game will occur if (not even going to add 'and when') the Browns ever make the Superbowl.  I don't even really care about the football part of the OSU/UofM rivalry.  It's pretty much strictly about just beating Michigan at every opportunity.  :)

The only sport I watch, believe it or not, is golf.  I appreciate a game where the guy on top of the money list is there because he played, on average, better than everyone else, not because he has a sharp agent to cut him a multi-year deal.  And it is also the only game I can think of where not only are players expected to call fouls on themselves, they actually do.
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The only interest I have in the pro game will occur if (not even going to add 'and when') the Browns ever make the Superbowl.  I don't even really care about the football part of the OSU/UofM rivalry.  It's pretty much strictly about just beating Michigan at every opportunity.  :)

The only sport I watch, believe it or not, is golf.  I appreciate a game where the guy on top of the money list is there because he played, on average, better than everyone else, not because he has a sharp agent to cut him a multi-year deal.  And it is also the only game I can think of where not only are players expected to call fouls on themselves, they actually do.
I have had a mild interest in golf; played a little when I was younger and enjoyed it.  I find that I'm watching sports less and less.  Not sure why.  But I also find I'm getting into (or staying actually) rpg and strategy games more on the computer.  I also like baseball simulations since I can replay different seasons with different teams.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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I have had a mild interest in golf; played a little when I was younger and enjoyed it.  I find that I'm watching sports less and less.  Not sure why.  But I also find I'm getting into (or staying actually) rpg and strategy games more on the computer.  I also like baseball simulations since I can replay different seasons with different teams.

I still play strategy games on the computer ... I destroy the Romans any time I can, even if only in cyber-space ;-)
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The only interest I have in the pro game will occur if (not even going to add 'and when') the Browns ever make the Superbowl.
So...never then.

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I don't even really care about the football part of the OSU/UofM rivalry.  It's pretty much strictly about just beating Michigan at every opportunity.  :)
Michigan is of the Devil! Go Spartans!

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The only sport I watch, believe it or not, is golf.  I appreciate a game where the guy on top of the money list is there because he played, on average, better than everyone else, not because he has a sharp agent to cut him a multi-year deal.
I enjoy watching golf, on occasion. But I like it, in much the same way that I like watching Texas Hold-Em': both seem to me a nearly equal mix, of skill and chance.

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And it is also the only game I can think of where not only are players expected to call fouls on themselves, they actually do.
That's true, but it's not like they could avoid a penalty, if they didn't. Someone is always counting their strokes.
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"missing limb" syndrome happens .... but I don't consider that healing.  I have seen film of amputees getting along without limbs or more ... and I see miraculous healing in that ... something beyond what I could do ... I would probably rather kill myself than continue.  Depends on what you mean by "healing".  The scoffers always demand a miracle, of their choosing ... knowing they aren't going to see it.  Is this to convince other people?  Or just themselves.  You exist, you aren't just random atoms (even if G-d is no watchmaker).
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"missing limb" syndrome happens .... but I don't consider that healing.  I have seen film of amputees getting along without limbs or more ... and I see miraculous healing in that ... something beyond what I could do ... I would probably rather kill myself than continue.  Depends on what you mean by "healing".  The scoffers always demand a miracle, of their choosing ... knowing they aren't going to see it.  Is this to convince other people?  Or just themselves.  You exist, you aren't just random atoms (even if G-d is no watchmaker).

I see you subscribe to the convenient Bruce Almighty definition of "miracle."
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

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Yes with a little gem like that who needs a smoking gun?

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I see you subscribe to the convenient Bruce Almighty definition of "miracle."

Would you describe "American" as male, dark haired, from Krypton, wears spandex, fights bad guys .... neither would I.  Why not?  Definition of words isn't neutral, it is rhetorical at the gut level, no prisoners taken.  If you control the language, you control how people think.  I don't let others make me their verbal bitch.

That and Morgan Freeman is much better at playing G-d, than G-d.  Morgan isn't an asshole.
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