Christians only Baseball


darkbeaver
Republican
#1
Christians-Only Baseball?

By Dave Zirin, TheNation.com. Posted June 7, 2006.

The Colorado Rockies recruit Christian players and claim God is at work on their game. Something's gone rotten on the diamond.



In Colorado, there stands a holy shrine called Coors Field. On this site, named for the holiest of beers, a team plays that has been chosen by Jesus Christ himself to play .500 baseball in the National League West. And if you don't believe me, just ask the manager, the general manager and the team's owner.

In a remarkable article from USA Today last week, the Colorado Rockies went public with the news that the organization has been explicitly looking for players with "character." And according to the Tribe of Coors, "character" means accepting Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior. "We're nervous, to be honest with you," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "It's the first time we ever talked about these issues publicly. The last thing we want to do is offend anyone because of our beliefs." When people are nervous that they will offend you with their beliefs, it's usually because their beliefs are offensive.

As Rockies chairman and CEO Charlie Monfort said, "We had to go to hell and back to know where the Holy Grail is. We went through a tough time and took a lot of arrows."

Club president Keli McGregor chimed in, "Who knows where we go from here? The ability to handle success will be a big part of the story, too. [Note to McGregor: You're in fourth place.] There will be distractions. There will be things that can change people. But we truly do have something going on here. And [God's] using us in a powerful way."

Well, someone is using somebody, but it ain't God. San Francisco Giants first basemwww.alternet.org/story/37193/
 
thomaska
#2
Well I live in Denver and based on their gameplay as of late...I'd say God is too occupied with the pleadings of basketball fans to bother with the Rockies at the moment
 
thecdn
#3
Are these people insane? I can't believe this is hapenning in a supposedly civilized country.

Do I have to list all the christians of 'good character' in this country? Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, W, etc, etc

This is retarded. I'm so pissed I can barely type.
 
Jersay
#4
I love baseball. I admit it but have some nutjobs say that it has all to do with Christianity and some ultimate lord for their winning ways which isn't really that good right now is stupid.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#5
We normal ordinary natural people should get used to the New Christian Inquisition cuzz you're either with them or against them, and they play for eternity.
 
Jay
#6
WT hell is the problem here?
 
Jersay
#7
Problem here?? Problem here??

Don't you see racism could abound in this environment with some shit about God and only Christianity is giving us a good record. Do they have workers who are off a different religion or colour, if they only have two black players on their roster??
 
Jay
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Problem here?? Problem here??

Don't you see racism could abound in this environment with some shit about God and only Christianity is giving us a good record. Do they have workers who are off a different religion or colour, if they only have two black players on their roster??

More "drunk tank" material.

Next poster please.
 
thecdn
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

WT hell is the problem here?

Dig your head out of your bible and join the real world. To say that actively seeking christians because they want to have people of good character is asinine. The jails here are filled with 'good christians' who have robbed, beat, shot and raped each other.

To insinuate that people who are not christian don't have as good a character is just stupid. This is the 21st century, not the dark ages.

If this is ok with you fine, but to not acknowledge that other people might not think this is a very good idea is naive.
 
Jersay
#10
Quote:

More "drunk tank" material.

Next poster please.

Well I thought I saw you in the drunk tank yesterday. Are you going to join me again today.
 
Jay
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by thecdn

Dig your head out of your bible and join the real world.

I don't appreciate the comment, but I won't answer in kind.... today.

Quote: Originally Posted by thecdn

To say that actively seeking christians because they want to have people of good character is asinine. The jails here are filled with 'good christians' who have robbed, beat, shot and raped each other.

To insinuate that people who are not christian don't have as good a character is just stupid. This is the 21st century, not the dark ages.

If this is ok with you fine, but to not acknowledge that other people might not think this is a very good idea is naive.

The jails are also full to the brim with murdering atheists....BFD

The real problem here is you hate Christians and you can't stand the fact that none of this is any of your business, and you would love to put an end to it.
 
Jersay
#12
Jay time for the Tank.
 
Jay
#13
I will see you when you get out, Jersay!
 
thecdn
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

The jails are also full to the brim with murdering atheists....BFD

Ooooooh. But isn't that to be expected? I mean, we have no morals and all. What with doing good because it's the right thing to do - not out of fear of hell or reward of heaven.

And all that good christian living means there should be a lower percentage of christians in jail than in the general population. But alas, tis not so....

I don't hate all xians, just the sanctimonious, holier than thou types who think they are better than other people because they believe in things that don't exist.

You know the type....
 
Jersay
#15
Fine by me.
 
Jersay
#16
I have to agree with thecdn, I dislike Christians that think they are better then someone else. I really don't like anyone, Muslim included that think they are better then somone else.
 
Jay
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by thecdn

Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

The jails are also full to the brim with murdering atheists....BFD

Ooooooh. But isn't that to be expected? I mean, we have no morals and all. What with doing good because it's the right thing to do - not out of fear of hell or reward of heaven.

And all that good christian living means there should be a lower percentage of christians in jail than in the general population. But alas, tis not so....

I don't hate all xians, just the sanctimonious, holier than thou types who think they are better than other people because they believe in things that don't exist.

You know the type....

If you mean "you know the type" by suggesting I'm one of them, then your wrong...other wise, yes I know the type. And I know lots of people from all different ideas who have a holier than thou attitude.

It is my understanding that much of the "Christian" jail population are converts.

I don't believe atheists have no morals etc, some of my best friends are atheists, and they have plenty of morals.

Quote:

What with doing good because it's the right thing to do - not out of fear of hell or reward of heaven.

I find that to be a very simplistic view of religious people....I find that atheists trying to tell Christians who they are and how they should act to be very strange.
 
thecdn
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

I find that atheists trying to tell Christians who they are and how they should act to be very strange.

Fine. Now if some of those christians out there would stop doing the same to me then maybe I'd stop being angry.
 
Jay
#19
You get a lot of this down in FL?
 
thecdn
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

You get a lot of this down in FL?

The southern US sucks if you're an atheist. Sorry if I carry that anger over into places where I don't need to. I forget that such issues tend not to exist in Canada.
 
thomaska
#21
New Rockies Recruitment poster?
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thecdn
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by thomaska

New Rockies Recruitment poster?



Well, all those people keep thanking jesus when they hit a home run don't they?
 
I think not
#23
It's sheer joy watching leftists go bonkers with something trivial as a Christian baseball team. Next thing you know we'll have Christian Hockey leagues. Ooops, too late.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#24
Hey ITN if you will recall the last big empire that had a Christian infestation and the eventual outcome of that infestation then I think a little going bonkers might be in order. It's happening in Canada too, they eat babys you know.
 
I think not
#25
DB, if you really, REALLY, REALLY want to learn what the hell is going on down South, I have a book to recommend to you.

Divided by God by Noah Feldman. Get back to me when you read it.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
+1
#26  Top Rated Post
Don't you see racism could abound in this environment with some shit about God and only Christianity is giving us a good record


Ironically, the Coors corporation has a long history of racism and many EEOC lawsuits have been filed against it.
 
Machjo
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by thecdn

Are these people insane? I can't believe this is hapenning in a supposedly civilized country.

Do I have to list all the christians of 'good character' in this country? Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, W, etc, etc

This is retarded. I'm so pissed I can barely type.

Pope Piu II, the onewho started the Crusades. Now how'sthatfor "character", 100 years of mass sloughter inthename of Christ.
 
Kreskin
#28
I thought this was a forum joke. Please tell me it is.
 
thecdn
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin

I thought this was a forum joke. Please tell me it is.

Sorry, tis no joke.
 
Toro
#30
You'd think God would pick a team that wasn't a graveyard for pitchers.
 

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