Would Jesus observe a bloodsport like football?
Oh my gosh, dude. Are you serious?
Yes I am.
Are there any sports you're ok with?
Yes, sports that do not directly result in the injury of human or animal participants as a matter of course, except when the contest is intended solely to improve an individual's skill for a practical purpose and not for entertainment (such as sparring to improve self-defense techniques).
The following are likely sinful to indulge in:
American football (full contact)
Violent wrestling (but not traditional wrestling)
What exactly are you basing this on? Or, is this just an excuse for your complete lack of athletic ability and pain threshold?
Common sense? My common sense tells me that you're a jansenist or a wuss.
Please cite some actual Church teachings on the matter. Otherwise, your opinion is worthless.
Please refer to whatever Church teachings forbid animal fighting as a sport.
Uh... your avatar is the dude from Castlvania. Would Jesus approve of playing a video game where you kill people.
It's Simon from Castlevania II. He fights undead in that game and the final boss is Dracula, who is depicted throughout the series as a servant of Satan.
Dude and I say that with a question mark. Walty is not a troll he has been on this site for years has posts in the thousands as opposed to you. He is just a MAN who like all real red blooded males loves the greatest sport ever invented by mankind namely FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!. The only problem he has is that he hates the Vikings which IS indeed a sin that cries to heaven.
So a high post count means that someone is not a troll?
As for dark lancer, if you don't like football that's fine. Those of us who do probably won't change our minds anytime soon. Time for this thread to get back on track.
The Problem with Football: How to Make It Safer
Football has been a rough sport since the leather-helmet days, but today's version raises the violence to an art form. No other contact sport gives rise to as many serious brain injuries as football does. High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year, though the true incidence is likely much higher, as more than 50% of concussed athletes are suspected of failing to report their symptoms. (See the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009.)The human brain, although encased by a heavy-duty cranium, isn't designed for football. Helmets do a nice job of protecting the exterior of the head and preventing deadly skull fractures. But concussions occur within the cranium, when the brain bangs against the skull. When helmets clash, the head decelerates instantly, yet the brain can lurch forward, like a driver who jams the brakes on. The bruising and stretching of tissue can result in something as minimal as "seeing stars" and a momentary separation from consciousness.
Repeated blows to the head, which are routine in football, can have lifelong repercussions. A study commissioned by the NFL found that ex–pro players over age 50 were five times as likely as the national population to receive a memory-related-disease diagnosis. Players 30 to 49 were 19 times as likely to be debilitated. Of the dozen brains of CTE victims McKee has examined, 10 were from either linemen or linebackers; some scientists now fear that the thousands of lower-impact, or "subconcussive," blows these players receive, even if they don't result in documented concussions, can be just as damaging as — if not more so than — the dramatic head injuries that tend to receive more attention and intensive treatment.http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1957046,00.html
So I ask you again, Pope Walty, do you think Jesus would go to a football game knowing all of this?