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    toldailytopic: Does God help some athletes more than others in sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    toldailytopic: Does God help some athletes more than others in sports?
    I believe that having faith in God helps most people live better, happier, and healthier lives. So I would say that, yes, God helps athletes to be better at their sport.

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    I'm going to go with "No," as far as direct help is concerned. God has gifted some at birth with greater talents than others, and these talents can either be honed or neglected.

    But if you're asking if God answers the prayer of the team asking for the big win on game day, then my answer is no. I don't think God even cares about artificial struggles.

    Unless it's OU playing. God's a known Sooner fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Does God help some athletes more than others in sports?
    . . . only if that athlete is a calvinist . . . . . . .
    "The more scientifically literate, intellectually honest and objectively skeptical a person is, the more likely they are to disbelieve in anything supernatural, including god."

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    If I ever pray before a match I will pray "God save this team. May what they do and who they are glorify You."

    And if that one gets answered I'll switch "save" to "bless".

    After that, it's up to the players and their training.
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    Better athletes are helped more than inferior athletes, sure.

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    Maybe Jonah prayed but Mike didn't?

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    Nope.

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    As I've heard it said before: either everything is providence or nothing is providence.
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    Traditio is gay.
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    Nope. God does not micromanage the lives of athletes. Win or lose is up to the skill, training, and conditions out on the field. Even things that look like dumb luck can be chalked up to fatigue on the part of the opposing time or even field conditions (the ball does a strange bounce off a rock).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Does God help some athletes more than others in sports?
    If yes, why is God so mad at the City of Cleveland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetelestai View Post
    If yes, why is God so mad at the City of Cleveland?
    They went to Baltimore.
    "The Bible is very clear, Christians aren't supposed to be busybodies, nor are they supposed to strive with any man who hasn't harmed him (Or someone else, by implication.)" RandPaulfor2016, May 10, 2013

    http://www.theologyonline.com/forums...73#post3450273

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    No...what a hilarious thought.

    It's about skill, talent and plain ol' hard work.

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