Now, a disclaimer I should put into this article right away is that I do not believe in god. No, really, I don’t. That is why what I am about to say is hilarious, sad, and alarming all at the same time. According to a recent study, one-third of Americans believe that god decides the outcomes of sporting events. No, really, they believe this. According to The Raw Story, a study reveals the following:
“Americans are less likely to believe that God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events than they are to believe God rewards religious athletes. While only about 3-in-10 (27%) Americans, believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, a majority (53%) believe that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success, compared to 42% who disagree.
Now, you can make of this what you like, as we all can. However, I cannot help but think that this is an absolutely asinine view of the world. All one has to do is look around at all the war, disease, famine, amputees, people with horrible birth defects, genuine suffering, et al, to see that any all loving creator worth his salt should be taking care of that sort of thing before deciding who gets to win this Sunday’s football game. I feel a bit sick even reporting that so many people in the year 2013 think this way in one of the most developed nations in the world.
Dennis Traynor of Acronym TV put it rather eloquently:
“We can’t just gloss over this. A majority of U.S. citizens in 2013 think that the all-knowing creator of the universe is sitting in the heavens looking down upon the extreme poverty and misery that encompass the world that he created in six days and sees that half of his beautiful creatures live on less than $2.50 a day and 80 percent of humanity living on less than $10 a day and not only gives a shit what happens on Super Bowl Sunday, but will be rewarding one team over the other based on the purity and faithfulness of the football players’ religion on either team.”
I fear for the intelligence of this nation of Jesus freaks. Either they are completely out of their minds, or their creator is an immoral jackass. Either way, things don’t bode well for the future with this kind of thinking. I gotta say, though, that they are beyond wrong, and they should be able to see it. After all, wouldn’t Tim Tebow be heading to the Super Bowl tomorrow if their “logic” were correct.