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06-08-2015, 03:06 PM
NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
Breaking story......

WTF. Why is this a big deal? The fact that such a big deal is made out of this is just a sad reflection on our current society.

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06-08-2015, 04:06 PM
RE: NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
Going to fuck up all those team "prayers."

I always figured football players were dumb because of all the hits they take to the head. Good for this guy. His brain still functions.

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06-08-2015, 04:10 PM
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It's a big deal in Texas, where he plays.
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06-08-2015, 04:19 PM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2015 08:21 PM by WillHopp.)
Foster comes out
Texas RB Arian Foster officially is out of the atheist closet, though he doesn't use that label. While the piece was OK, the author seems to stumble a little in an effort to sound more intelligent than he is. The writing could use some editing and flow.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/133690...ieving-god

EDIT: Might want to delete this thread since the same one was started and off and running in the Atheism-Theism forum.

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06-08-2015, 04:37 PM
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Sorry, I posted this in the Sports section. Might want to combine them admins.

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06-08-2015, 04:45 PM
RE: NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
What I find depressing is that the article is titled "The Confession of Adrian Foster" like he did something wrong. You confess when you screw up. You don't confess that you prefer cats to dogs.

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06-08-2015, 04:46 PM
RE: NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
I just wonder who he's going to thank when his team scores.

And... does he still "give 110%"?

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06-08-2015, 04:54 PM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2015 04:57 PM by TarzanSmith.)
RE: NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
(06-08-2015 04:46 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I just wonder who he's going to thank when his team scores.

And... does he still "give 110%"?

Of course not. 110% is a made up number. And imaginary things are for us theists!

(we're on to you mathematicians and your imaginary numbers. Back off! Smile

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06-08-2015, 06:51 PM
RE: NFL player announces he doesn't believe in God
It's especially a big deal in the NFL.

Sometimes it's about visibility. Atheism in the US needs normalized. People -- especially people in the Midwest and Bible Belt, not just people on the coasts -- need to see atheists represented among their neighbors and coworkers and celebrities and heroes, because otherwise their perception of atheists is formed solely second-or-third-hand. Not from what they see and discuss with the atheist first-hand, but from what Fox News and their pastors say about atheists.

When his team scores, he can thank the QB who threw the pass and the running back who caught it and the wide receivers who ran decoy and the linemen who bought the time and the tight end who came in with a key block and the coaches who put it all together and the rest of the team who got them into the red zone in the first place. And if he's feeling corny, the fans for providing moral support. And if he's feeling mean, he can thank the opposing team's defense for sucking.

... why doesn't anyone ever thank the Devil for cursing and bedeviling the opposing team?

(06-08-2015 04:54 PM)TarzanSmith Wrote:  
(06-08-2015 04:46 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I just wonder who he's going to thank when his team scores.

And... does he still "give 110%"?

Of course not. 110% is a made up number. And imaginary things are for us theists!

(we're on to you mathematicians and your imaginary numbers. Back off! Smile

[offended mathematician]

Hey! Profits can rise 110% over the quarter! It's a legit value! What's he giving 110% of? What he gave last season? Good, he's improving! His average for the season? Hell yeah that's possible, really raising the bar. What he gives at practice? Yeah, sure. 110% of what WAS his maximum before he got fired up and delivered harder? Sure. "Giving 110%" means holding nothing back and pushing so hard that you surpass what you THOUGHT were your limits.

And you don't want to be onto imaginary numbers. Given their vector they'll just spin you right off. And yes, a thrown football DOES have an imaginary component to its vector!

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06-08-2015, 06:54 PM
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(06-08-2015 04:10 PM)pablo Wrote:  It's a big deal in Texas, where he plays.

So long as he keeps running in Beast Mode, I don't think the fans will care about his beliefs at all.
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