Flagged while thanking God

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  1. Jedi Knight

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    No celebration or apperance thereof is allowed in the end zone period or so says the article. And, if this is the case, he violated the rule,s was flagged and rightly so. This doesn't appear to be a case of religious persecution but one of religious stupidity on the part of the player.
     
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    NFL= no fun league
     
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    Don't give Glory to God is what the NFL is supporting.
     
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    Everyone knows God favors certain teams. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think the NFL rule has anything to do with not giving glory to God.

    However, parading half naked cheerleaders around and promoting mega beer drinking is a definitely not giving glory to God.
     
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    He's not allowed to give a show of any kind in the in-zone. This isn't about worship. It's not even close to that. The guy broke the rule and got flagged for it. End of story.
     
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    .........+1
     
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    and he favors the Los Angles Rams.
     
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    Umm, Bob, the Rams are in St. Louis. And everyone* knows He favors the Denver Broncos.

    * except for KenH who still thinks it's the Cowboys.... :smilewinkgrin:

    Anyway, back to the OP. Why does everyone jump on the "I'm being discriminated against" bandwagon? Man up, Johnson. You broke a rule. Take the penalty and save the rhetoric.
     
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    So no public affection for God in your happy time?
     
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    Amen to that!
     
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    That's not it. The rule is "no show of any kind in the in zone". Just because the show in question was religious in nature doesn't mean it should be excepted.

    My library is a "quiet zone". If I walk into my local library, and start jumping up and down singing praise songs, I can't claim religious persecution when they throw me out.
     
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    So whats next....No John 3:16 signs from ticket holders?:jesus:
     
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    You just don't get it. This isn't about religious expression or freedom. This rule is equal in that "no" displays are allowed.
     
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    When he hit his knees he broke the rule, whether it was to honor and thank God or not. Had he stayed standing and raised his arms everything would have been fine.
     
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    YOU DON'T GET IT......I was just not liking their rules on this. I don't like prayer time removed from schools either. Its slow but sure..... freedom from religion is whats more important to some. BTW is it ok for them to say HI MOM still and wave "Sarcasm"?
     
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    Matthew 6:5-6 NAS77
    5 "And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
    6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

    Not many of us have thousands of seats in our prayer closet....

    A Christian athlete's testimony extends well beyond a scoring or winning moment. I cringe when I hear one wanting to thank the Lord for the win. Catch them in the loser interview and they will yak about how the defense let them down or poor play execution, etc. Just once I'd like to hear a losing player after a high profile game say something like, "I would like to thank God for letting me play a game for a living. I know we lost and the fans will be disappointed but Heaven is unshaken. We lost a game but that doesn't change a thing about Jesus Christ...."
     
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    Jesus was teaching to watch your motives and if you read the entire Bible there are lots of public prayers and thanks.
     
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    Now how in the world does the NFL expect players to "pray without ceasing?" It lets them keep the "armor of the Lord" on-- at least the 'helmet of salvation' part; even requires that [the "Emmitt Smith Rule"]. The Bible, on the other hand, seems to esteem guards over tackles... many scriptures say to "be on guard" and "guard your heart;" but the only mention of tackle is when Paul and his shipmates "threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands" [Acts 27:19]. Wouldn't that at least be holding?
     
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