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Old 06-24-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Does anyone else have a huge problem with fighters thanking God after winning a fight?

We don't need to get in a discussion about whether God exists or not, but Do you really think God (if there is one) cares who wins a boxing match?

Just seems pretty shallow to me that you have millions of people dying every day but think God puts a priority on you winning a damn boxing match.

And if you are going to thank God when you win, why not get mad at God when you lose?

Discuss....

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Old 06-24-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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"I want to thank God for helping me beat my opponent until he is unconscious and might have a concussion. "
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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i dont think god likes answering prayers that includes beating up someone to win a fight...
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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If a fighter believes that God helped him win a fight, then he can say what

he wants, its his time in the spot light and his time to enjoy his win and

express how he feels. Same as if he wants to say hi to his mum.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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Does anyone else have a huge problem with fighters thanking God after winning a fight?

We don't need to get in a discussion about whether God exists or not, but Do you really think God (if there is one) cares who wins a boxing match?

Just seems pretty shallow to me that you have millions of people dying every day but think God puts a priority on you winning a damn boxing match.

And if you are going to thank God when you win, why not get made at God when you lose?

Discuss....
well, you have to think that they believe he is never wrong.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #6
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i dont think god likes answering prayers that includes beating up someone to win a fight...


Unless you are a god of war!
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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I don't like how guys like Judah bash people in gangs on the street and act like criminals and then thank God after a win. It is flat out hypocrisy. But I don't mind a fighter thanking god in general, as they are just expressing their beliefs.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:54 PM   #8
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These guys put their lives on the line, and need everything they can get. If you look across the ring consistantly at trained killers who are trying to concuss you, you may also get religous quickly.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:55 PM   #9
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Well what happens when they lose ??? Do they blame him for that too ??? It seems that God is a one way street. People always thank him for good things, but never say **** when bad things happen. That makes a lot of sense.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:58 PM   #10
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I don't like how guys like Judah bash people in gangs on the street and act like criminals and then thank God after a win. It is flat out hypocrisy. But I don't mind a fighter thanking god in general, as they are just expressing their beliefs.
You mean you don't remember Judah thanking god for his help with chicken dancing lessons. I can't quite remember, but I think he said it right before trying to bash Jay Nady's brains out with a stool. Or was it after he tried to choke him into a coma ????
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:01 PM   #11
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It's more like they're thanking God for giving them the courage to fight. Not for giving them superhuman strength or for striking down the opponent. I don't know about you guys, but I haven't ever seen a losing fighter fall to his knees and beg for divine intervention. So I don't think any fighter suggests that their god had a direct impact in the fight itself.

Either way, I certainly don't have a "huge problem" with it. I don't care what they choose to believe.
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:09 PM   #12
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I don't like how guys like Judah bash people in gangs on the street and act like criminals and then thank God after a win. It is flat out hypocrisy. But I don't mind a fighter thanking god in general, as they are just expressing their beliefs.
exactly man it's the hypocrisy of guys like judah that make the god thanking thing ridiculous.
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:15 PM   #13
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All I know is this. God is unkind to losers.
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #14
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Pretty stupid thing to say, but I think the fighters mostly say it for themselves. So, to each his own....
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:38 PM   #15
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Just once I'd like to hear a fighter BLAME God for a loss! That would be simply hilarious!
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