Monday, February 4, 2013

LCG Pastor: Nothing Wrong With Watching The Super Bowl



Poor discredited prophet Thiel.  Even LCG is taking swipes at him after his silly rash of posts lately about the evil and satanic game of football.

Wallace Smith writes:

Every year when it comes around, I discuss whether or not we will watch it, and this year I suspect we will still be on the road coming home from Pittsburgh, so if it makes the driving less congested, all the better! We’ve had several posts here on the blog about football–whether it’s a sin to watch it, will there be football in the millennium, the crime of putting bounties on opposing teammates where thugs are paid to hurt others, how it provides lively Spokesman Club table topics fare, how elderly ladies can wrongly be made to feel guilty for enjoying it, and how local communities should be warned when nerds throw footballs–and rather than make a (yet) another post, I thought I would simply list previous discussions for those who might be interested. And while I think I have addressed it before in at least one of the previous posts, I am sympathetic to the argument that they football players should go back to wearing leather hats instead of the helmets they use today, or even outer-padded helmets. There are a number of sports which could probably be made safer in a number of ways–professional pencil sharpening, for instance–and American football is clearly one of them. (As discussed, below, though: does that make the sport inherently sinful? Not at all. If something done unwisely made it inherently sinful, we’d all be in a lot more trouble than we are.) Apparently, the Super Bowl cometh…

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

LCG needs no encouragement to belittle the world's newest prophet, and Bob seems to need no encouragement to provide no end of ammunition to his detractors. You would think with that double portion of the hoky spirit, Prophet Bob would at least have the wisdom to know which battles to fight. Instead he makes football into his hobbyhorse, and himself into a laughingstock.

Since I know you read this blog Bob, you might want to consider choosing pet doctrines aren't so petty, and you might want to refrain from declaring war on every last thing that is considered normal in the prevailing culture. You're just spitting in the wind.

Why is it that so often people figure that if they make themselves as odd, different, and ascetic as possible, condemning every simple pleasure, that this is going to somehow add up to them being better people, or that the deity is going happier with them? The stoics did this, the pharisees did this, the puritans did this. Where is the virtue in this asceticism? Not all differences are positive changes. Some just make you into an unrelenting killjoy. And I guarantee you that none of these people ever received any feedback from any a deity, confirming that he was, indeed, happier because they had made themselves into such oddballs and killjoys. Why are people always so sure they know the mind of god, even when the purported words of the said deity in their own hoky book declare that no man can possibly know it?

Prophet Bob is just one more example of how, if god were so perfect, couldn't he have designed a little better wiring inside the human skull? Apparently, as a species, we still have a lot of evolving to do...

Douglas Becker said...

He should just be content with his relationship with Baron Karl zu Guttenberg.

Joe Moeller said...

NEWS FLASH....

THIS JUST IN!....

Bob Thiel is being arrested and held in connection with the electrical power failure at the Super Bowl resulting in a 40 minute delay of game.

He used his magic prophet powers to do it!

(In all seriousness, I wouldnt put it past Thiel to announce that the power failure was a pronouncement from God)

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

Anonymous said...

Professional pencil sharpening is a sport?
And going back to wearing leather hats instead of helmets?

Methinks Wallace Smith writeith with tongue in cheek!

Sometimes I wonder if the fact that my father played semi-pro football with only a leather hat could be a contributing factor for him falling for Armstrong's con.

Byker Bob said...

Hey, Wallace. Quit acting normal. We can't have everyone thinking that LCG is a place for regular people.

BB

Anonymous said...

Wally is a good egg. His only flaw is following Spanky.