Quote# 20068

“Given the chance, I’d watch the Super Bowl with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who knows about Baal and ball. Twenty years ago, in Lynchburg, Virginia, at a Liberty University Flames game, Dr. Falwell told me: ‘Jesus was no sissy. He was tough, he was a he-man. If he played football, you’d be slow getting up after he tackled you.’ He had me at “sissy.” The rest was revelation. The muscularity of Dr. Falwell’s evangelical Christianity was a perfect fit with football, another win-or-lose game. For Americans, war hasn’t produced a real winner for more than 60 years. That’s why we need football. But let’s get back to Dr. Falwell. … While we wait for his Holy Bowl to show us how to kick the other cheek, we do have the gospels, saints, and rituals of the Super Bowl, arguably the holiest day of the American calendar. Nothing in sports draws us together as surely — not elections, the Academy Awards, disasters, terrorist acts, or celebrity deaths. The Super Bowl is a melting pot hot enough for atheists, Sodomites, and Teletubbies to become one with the Saved, if only for a single Sunday.” (01/30/07)

Robert Lipsyte, Rational Review 57 Comments [1/31/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Wow. It's almost happy fundamentalism.

1/31/2007 4:41:55 PM

Tiny Bulcher

Words fail me. A sport designed chiefly to provide 25 ad-breaks per hour is Christian?

Anyway, everybody knows Jesus played Rugby League.

1/31/2007 4:59:10 PM


1/31/2007 5:07:20 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

The question is, is jesus rooting for the Colts or the Bears? Guess we'll find out on Sunday who the True Christians™ are because it's likely an equal number of prayers have been offered for each team.

1/31/2007 5:10:44 PM


Interogative Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

1/31/2007 5:18:01 PM

David D.G.

This is just hy-freakin'-sterical!

~David D.G.

1/31/2007 5:20:47 PM


\"Jesus was no sissy. He was tough, he was a he-man\"

Holy shit! This fuck sat there and lied to your face (because there is no way he could know that) and you sucked it all in like a moon eyed pre-pubescent school girl. And you wonder why we have no respect for you guys. Are you really sure that you are anti gay?

1/31/2007 5:22:39 PM


For Americans, war hasn’t produced a real winner for more than 60 years. That’s why we need football.

Does he even realize what he said, here?

1/31/2007 5:27:31 PM


In which Bible story did Jesus play or even show interest in ANY sport?

1/31/2007 5:29:16 PM


I think that, judging the sissy appearance(by his standards) of Jerry Falwell, the only thing that can happen to this man is that he´s a closeted gay.

1/31/2007 5:42:21 PM


Awe. Cutest fundie?

1/31/2007 5:57:15 PM


World Taekwondo Federation

1/31/2007 5:59:30 PM

Cat of Many Faces

i knew i hated football for a reason

1/31/2007 6:02:46 PM



1/31/2007 6:11:11 PM


\"Kick the other cheek\" is quite possibly the most offensive perversion of the teachings of Jesus that I have ever seen.

1/31/2007 6:26:33 PM


I think I missed something.

1/31/2007 6:41:09 PM


What about that wickedly sinful Super Bowl with Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction?

1/31/2007 6:55:08 PM


Just because the event happens on your \"holy day\" does not make it christian. And while I will be resting, I'll have a beer in my hand and I most certainly will not be praying (not to include prayers offered to the toilet bowl if I over do it).

1/31/2007 7:35:36 PM



\"Kick the other cheek\"?

1/31/2007 7:40:31 PM


Homo much? Language like \"sissy\" and \"he-men\" just screams \"The only thing stopping me from getting some man lovin' is my religion. Oh please, Jesus, give me the strength to endure my wife's vagina\".

1/31/2007 7:45:26 PM


Football sucks!

1/31/2007 7:47:20 PM



1/31/2007 8:28:26 PM


Okay, I'm a solid atheist, but ...

<i>\"Jesus was no sissy\"?</i>

Grammar errors aside, think of how these freaks think of what 'sissy' means ... dude wore a dress, had long hair, was a pacifist, spoke of love and forgiveness, and hung out with 12 other men!

Though that aside, the misogyny and homophobia in the word 'sissy' just speaks volumes ... hate women much?

The funny thing is I would LOVE for this guy to come up against a REAL 'sissy' ... most of the drag queens I have known could kick his arse across half the continent and back ...

1/31/2007 8:39:12 PM


I don't think this guy's a fundie. Seems to me like he's sort of mocking Falwell's remarks.

1/31/2007 8:43:39 PM


If Superbowl Sunday is so holy, why do so many people skip church to prepare for the big game?

1/31/2007 8:49:40 PM

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