February 4, 2013

Poll: Nearly three in ten Americans believe God decides sporting events

Raw Story - A reent study by the Center for Public Religion has found that nearly 3 out of every 10 Americans believes that God decides the outcome of sporting events by favoring players who are virtuous and who God perceives as good.

According to the study, “Americans are less likely to believe that God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events than they are to believe God rewards religious athletes. While only about 3-in-10 (27%) Americans, believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, a majority (53%) believe that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success, compared to 42% who disagree.”

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Determination, diligence, dedication, and discipline certainly seem to be the keys to accomplishment and success.
Coincidentally, these also seem to be attributes associated with 'godliness'. Aspects of the same?
In a sense, aren't we dealing with semantics?

Anonymous said...

Not unless God owns gambling interests in Vegas. Baltimore held on every offensive play. Check out the replay of Baltimore's kickoff return to start the second half. You'll see two Raven players with both arms encircling the niner's number forty-four. No flag.

Anonymous said...

No, we're not. Whether or not there's somone in the sky affecting the outcome of the game is not a matter or semantics.

And by the way, cheating helps to win, too.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are, for it is suggested that what really matters in the context of success is subjective reality.
One thing is certain, those who believe in nothing, including potential within themselves, are likely doomed towards defeat.

Anonymous said...

Karmic justice some might argue, at least regarding the Super Bowl outcome. Seems likely the deity had enough of the ignorance as exemplified by the homophobic comments of Chris Colliver.
By the way, ever closely watch replays of Colliver 'defending'? No wonder the lad remains conflicted on the subject. Me thinks he protest too much...