Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why Must They Take Everything So LITERALLY!

The mascot is not REALLY the Devil. Is this REALLY the most terrible thing in your son's life, Pastor? Can you just get a grip here? No, probably not.

"The devil is at the center of a fight that seems to start every few years when someone new to Warner Robins realizes that the city's oldest high school, which has one of the most successful football programs in Georgia, rallies around a green-eyed, pitchfork-carrying demon.

The Warner Robins High School Demons.

A pastor at Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ was shocked when he realized his own son could be among the hundreds of students shouting ‘Go Demons!' to cheer on the school's sports teams, but particularly in football, where the Demons have won four state championships over the years.

“It's the equivalent of us gathering into a church on Sunday morning and shouting ‘Go Jesus' or ‘Hallelujah Jesus,'" Donald Crosby, a Warner Robins resident for about a year, told Macon television station WMAZ.

The preacher has tried to move his ninth-grade son to a different school, one with a mascot more to the family's liking. In the meanwhile, he is collecting signatures on a petition to change the symbol."


DrGoat said...

Because they are weak minded, utterly strange folk. The downfall of world trying to move farward.

D.I. Felipe González said...

I'm an atheist. But if I were a believer, I'd rather believe in Lucifer and his hordes: they defend free of will.

M. D. Jackson said...

One of the most important tenets of the Christian religion is that mankind has free will. It's not God who ever forgets that, just small minded, controlling people who use the cloak of Christianity to justify curbing other's free will.

MJenks said...

I heard this on the radio this morning.

Apparently, whenever a new minister comes to town, they try to get the high school to change its mascot. This isn't the first time this has come up.

Granted, I live in a state where the two largest private, Christian colleges have mascots that are Blue Devils and Demon Deacons.

Nathan said...

Christianity teaches free will, but it often also teaches that there's only one right option, which essentially makes the choice an illusion.

As for the original post, I would think associating Satan with high school sports could only be a boon to the churches. If Jesus hated high school sports, we'd have something in common.

vancouver mark said...

I've often wondered how real Christians or Muslims in New Jersey can go cheer on the NJ Devils and not feel at least vaguely apprehensive.