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Nailed to the cross? #30725
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Nailed to the cross, or bare naked idolatry?

Although I was raised in Seattle and consider myself a Seahawks fan, this picture caused me to think more than just a little.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/photogalleries/sports1038/24.html

"Crazy Karl" Marx once said that religion is the opiate of the people. I'm sorely afraid that in our time it has become sports. Please carefully observe this picture from the Seattle Times of the Seahawks fans with their "touchdown" hero. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bow.gif" alt="" /> Maybe I'm just seeing things?

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Re: Nailed to the cross? [Re: Adopted] #30726
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Good Pic Den.

I believe Idolatry is just as hard to recognise as a sin as Pride is.

I am still trying to better recognise the idolatry in my life. I'm not a sports fan though, but there are other things that take my attention away from God.

This is a good post to open up a discussion on idolatry. I for one would like to hear other peoples views.

Dave.


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Re: Nailed to the cross? [Re: Adopted] #30727
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Denny,

While sports are certainly an idol for many people in our nation, I don't think this picture was meant (at least, not when it was taken) to convey the idea that the player is some sort of savior. The similarities to common depictions of the crucifixion are superficial, since after all crosses were made to hold human bodies which pretty easily fit the shape. This picture in itself shows exuberant celebration (and perhaps in that some idolatry), but I'd say nothing more. However, it is possible that the photographer noticed the resemblence to a crucifixion scene, and that is why he chose to publish that picture in particular.


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Re: Nailed to the cross? [Re: CovenantInBlood] #30728
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Kyle,

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I don't think this picture was meant (at least, not when it was taken) to convey the idea that the player is some sort of savior.


Of course it wasn't. My point and question was and is; Are sports, especially to this degree, becoming the idolatrous god of many, many people in our country? These pompous games are being played on Sundays as a replacement for what? Is it not at least strange and ominous, even if not meaningful, that this player ended up in the position pictured?

Nearly 70,000 people attended this football game in Seattle. This is about 5% of the population of the entire locality and this does not account for the hundreds of thousands more (locally alone) that watched it on television. Tickets to the Super Bowl in Detroit will be (minimum) $620.00 per single seat. Please do not tell me that this is not idolatry. Maybe we should start Thinking Rome and the many coliseums in a not so distant age.

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Of course it wasn't. My point and question was and is; Are sports, especially to this degree, becoming the idolatrous god of many, many people in our country? These pompous games are being played on Sundays as a replacement for what? Is it not at least strange and ominous, even if not meaningful, that this player ended up in the position pictured?

Nearly 70,000 people attended this football game in Seattle. This is about 5% of the population of the entire locality and this does not account for the hundreds of thousands more (locally alone) that watched it on television. Tickets to the Super Bowl in Detroit will be (minimum) $620.00 per single seat. Please do not tell me that this is not idolatry. Maybe we should start Thinking Rome and the many coliseums in a not so distant age.

Denny

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Denny,

I'm sorry, I had misunderstood your initial point, then.


Kyle

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