Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Super Bowl: Does God Care?

"Does God care whether it's the Cardinals or the Steelers who win the Super Bowl?"

Is this a question of the extent of God's sovereignty (i.e., that He wants or will make one team win), or more a question of whether He really cares about such minor, frivolous human activity that He would involve Himself in it and make sure that one side wins over the other?

An opinion piece in Wednesday's edition of asked, "Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?" The writers begins his questioning with a statement - "Does God care who wins? Of course He doesn’t. Unless He does. After all, who knows what He cares about? Who knows if He is even a He or a She or a Who Am? Or if He even is. Who knows?"

Here's my question to you - How would you respond to this writer's statement? And for that matter, how would you respond to my question at the front of this posting?

Also in this article he quotes Bill Maher who, in his film Religulous, said, “Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it are intellectual slave holders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense.”

So, while you're at it, how would you respond to Mr. Maher's assertion?

I am so thankful that "God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:9-11 ESV)

And, oh yeah, Go Cards!


At 2/03/2009 11:50 AM, Blogger Puritan Lad said...

As far as the Super Bowl goes, there are Christians who lose all of the time. Both quarterbacks, as far as I know, were Christians. Saying a prayer to win the games is indeed frivilous. However, a prayer to keep players safe, etc. would be in order.

As far as Mr. Maher goes, he fails to acknowledge his own faith. First and foremost, he assumes that the human mind can function and that human sense experience is meaningful outside of God's Providence. That takes a lot of faith, and I'm going to have to have him prove that to me.



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