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Why soccer is beloved by the dumb and the damned.

The devil’s attacks on goodness and decency take many forms. The common denominator? Disruption, disorder, and “dis” everything. Dante described the workings of the devil as “dis”.

Throughout history, the devil has pushed to destroy every good thing and institution. He has destroyed with divorce, birth control, and abortion. He undermines marriage, prosperity, and all that is good and decent.

Soccer is typical of activities which are made as hurtful as possible. When a child’s head comes in contact with a soccer ball speeding toward it, the brain sloshes within the skull. Delicate bones in the ear undergo stress. Delicate neural connections are broken. Who could be in favor of that?

It would be easy to say: “Let’s just stop letting kids hit soccer balls with their heads.”

That is not done. The devil’s minions do not what that damage to stop. They understand that cumulative brain damage, no matter how minute, reduces the effectiveness of the human brain. Soccer dumbs down everyone involved, especially the smarter kids.

Evil does not like intelligence. Hitting hard soccer balls with their heads makes hundreds of millions of middle-class children far less able to do well than they would have otherwise been. After they are dumbed-down, they are dragged down, unable to solve problems as effectively as they could have if child abusers had not damaged their brains by having hard soccer balls slamming endlessly into their heads.

That’s why soccer is beloved by the dumb and the damned. It seems more popular with Democrats than Republicans, though, on analysis, it is usually Democrats behind the process by which so many Republican children’s minds are weakened.

To many leftists, soccer is a “fairness issue” by which those pesky smart people can be brought to lower levels of achievement and accomplishment. There are lots of reasons why soccer is beloved by the dumb and the damned.

Catholic Fundamentalism, Catholic Fundamentalism 62 Comments [11/3/2012 9:45:05 AM]
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I'd like to see Catholic Fundamentalism here say the same in one of the pubs near Celtic Park. In Scotland. Glasgow, to be exact. Home of the Scottish Premier League's Celtic.

The supporters of Celtic are predominantly Catholic..

And say such on a Saturday afternoon; for example... not long after a home game, when said pub is extremely full of Celtic fans.

I wonder what CF would say of, for example... Rugby League? A sport even more physical & close contact than Football. No heading the balls in that sport, so presumably he'd approve of such. As, no doubt, with American Football; like Rugby (League & Union), a game played by men with oddly shaped balls [/joke taken from Rosetta Stone].

...ah, but unlike American Football, Rugby players don't wear armour or helmets. Have you seen a scrum in Rugby Union?! Even Alex in "A Clockwork Orange" would have to redefine 'Ultraviolence'.

CF here has never lived, until he's witnessed the sight of Hull FC - and Hull Kingston Rovers - fans streaming out of the KC Stadium after a local derby game; black & white and red & white together, as there are hardly any rivalries between teams' fans in Rugby, unlike the tribalism (extremely nasty in some cases) exhibited by Football fans (and that's before I mention those known as 'Ultras' in Eastern Europe; with hyper-nationalism which makes the BNP look like the Teletubbies). And said FC & Rovers fans (with a little post-match friendly 'rivalry' banter) usually heading for the local pubs.

Now, I wonder what the reaction of said Rovers & FC fans would be, if CF strolled into one of said pubs, and make a similar claim about the potential neuro-physiological effects upon the players of their favoured sport, seeing as Rugby players don't wear helmets?

...methinks soon afterwards, there'd be chants of 'When the Red Red Blood Comes Bub-Bub-Bubbling Along' as CF's almost-corpse is dragged out by a black & white scarf round his neck, as - via such - he's then strung up from a lampost on Anlaby Road, to the massed vocal strains of FC's anthem 'Old Faithful'.

In the 2006 World Cup in Germany, USA was knocked out by Ghana. In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, USA was knocked out by Ghana. See a pattern forming here, CF...? PROTIP: In the 1966 World Cup here in England, Italy - another Catholic country, and the favourites to win - were knocked out by North Korea. Who themselves were beaten by Portugal (via Eusebio's miracle hat-trick +1), another Catholic country. The rest is history, as England - a predominantly Protestant (Church of England) country - won that year. Now, what part of the competition was it then, that Portugal beat North Korea? The Quarter-finals.

Yes, that's right, CF: An ultra-Communist, hyper-Atheist country (with a Kim Il-sung 'Personality Cult') in the past, has done infinitely better than your precious USA in even the 21st Century.

And here, I suspect, is the entire nub of the gist of Catholic Fundamentalism's basic problem with Football: America sucks goats' bollocks - big time - at the most popular sport on the planet, and that mere thought toasts his muffins no end, thus he's reduced to coming up with this 'excuse'.

'To many leftists, soccer is a “fairness issue” by which those pesky smart people can be brought to lower levels of achievement and accomplishment' eh, CF...? A certain Bobby Charlton would like a word with you. He & his brother Jack were in the England team in 1966 who won the World Cup. These days? He's Chairman of one of the biggest - certainly most recognisable, brand-wise around the world - football teams, Manchester United. Oh, and that's Sir Bobby Charlton, to you, CF. 'those pesky smart people can be brought to lower levels of achievement and accomplishment'? Your argument is invalid.

11/5/2012 9:30:17 AM

@Anon-e-moose: OK, I'll give you that the US guys association football team does seem to get beaten way too often, but our women's team is a whole lot more likely now to play in and win championships.

11/5/2012 11:28:15 AM



Well, women's football (their World Cup won by Japan, of course) is an entirely different matter, and one that no doubt - with it's popularity in the US - further causes CF's muffins to burn.

11/5/2012 12:12:10 PM

Fundies Make Me Sick

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?! WTF is this shit?

11/5/2012 3:06:06 PM


You think playing the sport is bad, you should see the fans! I have heard people DIED because their team lost due to riots after or during the match. Maybe you should check up on that? Instead of, you know, talking like a complete loon.

11/5/2012 3:12:31 PM


I don't have much of interest to say on this one, given that I know nothing and care nothing about sports, but I do want to say that it is surprisingly typical for Catholics to treat Dante's "Divine Comedy" as though it were a book of the Bible.

11/6/2012 12:03:25 AM

rubber chicken


El Salvador and Honduras went to fucking war over a soccer game in the 60's

11/6/2012 12:59:37 AM

here is a fun fact!

Dis, was originally, the roman god of the underworld, who was later replaced by pluto. dis, became the NAME for the roman underworld. now i wonder how dis came to be in the bible?

i suppose this probably means that the ninth planet in our solar system is probably the devil. well by your logic anyways.

11/6/2012 2:34:08 PM


Hope Solo FTW! Yes, your women's football team is good, as seen in the Olympics.

And Anon-e-moose, as a Glasgwegian, that was exactly my thought about Celtic...

11/15/2012 3:10:19 PM


So...what do you think happens when a football player gets sacked? Or in those UFC fights, when a guy's up against the fence getting his face pummeled? Newsflash: That does a fuck of a lot more damage that a soccer ball whacking a kid in the head, particularly if you do it properly.

11/15/2012 11:09:51 PM


To various folks above: Soccer predates football (unmodified) as a term to refer to the sport. It's an abbreviation of association football, as it was called to distinguish it from rugby football. There are now, of course, multiple codes deriving from rugby, along with multiple gridiron codes, as well as Australian rules and Gaelic football. (And if you want violent, try Aussie rules.)

As for this guy, seriously? Seriously? There are worse things than that even in soccer itself, and concussion problems mount far faster in other sports.

11/21/2012 1:31:02 AM

If you don´t want anything stupid, you could switch off the computer, am I right?

12/31/2013 11:35:12 AM

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