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Old 02-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #141
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Has Garcia been re-instated as QB yet?
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Great kid, great attitude.

Screw anybody that tries to turn this into something negative.
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Im not a religious dude, but i think its great that Dylan uses his religion as his moral compass. He's a quality human being and quarterback.
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Im not a religious dude, but i think its great that Dylan uses his religion as his moral compass. He's a quality human being and quarterback.
Exactly. You don't have to agree with a person, or to be just like them, in order to admire him.

I admire Confuscius, Gandi, and Mother Theresa, though I am not of the same theology.

I quote Emerson, but we are vastly different in our beliefs.
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Screw anybody that tries to turn this into something negative.
well that will pretty much end all discussion of the issue. guess its time to move on.
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well that will pretty much end all discussion of the issue. guess its time to move on.
All discussion doesn't have to be negative, does it? Can't you disagree without being negative? I think it's possible - if we try.
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All discussion doesn't have to be negative, does it? Can't you disagree without being negative? I think it's possible - if we try.
too senstive a topic. people are going to get offended and feel others are being negative regardless fo what is said, beside the discussion has gone like this:

side a: thats great.

side b: this is irrelevant.

side a: stop being negative.

side b: you stop being negative.

side a: I love god.

side b: great what does that have to do with football?

side a: if only you would stop being negative....and so on
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too senstive a topic. people are going to get offended and feel others are being negative regardless fo what is said, beside the discussion has gone like this:

side a: thats great.

side b: this is irrelevant.

side a: stop being negative.

side b: you stop being negative.

side a: I love god.

side b: great what does that have to do with football?

side a: if only you would stop being negative....and so on
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The relationship between Thompson's faith and his football playing is a very real one. He has actually said that the only thing that makes football worth all the work is that it gives him a larger platform on which to share his faith. In other words, he's willing to do all the work involved in becoming a better player with all that entails because people will listen to him because of it. He has also said that he loves football and loves to play, but his faith is his strongest motivation.

If you're a Gamecock fan, that's good news. It's not all about personal fame, glory, or money with him. God is a stronger and better motivator than any of those things. People don't usually self-destruct because they believe in God. They regularly self-destruct when their sole aim is fame, self-promotion, or money. Just look at Hollywood for the proof of that.
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The relationship between Thompson's faith and his football playing is a very real one. He has actually said that the only thing that makes football worth all the work is that it gives him a larger platform on which to share his faith. In other words, he's willing to do all the work involved in becoming a better player with all that entails because people will listen to him because of it. He has also said that he loves football and loves to play, but his faith is his strongest motivation.

If you're a Gamecock fan, that's good news. It's not all about personal fame, glory, or money with him. God is a stronger and better motivator than any of those things. People don't usually self-destruct because they believe in God. They regularly self-destruct when their sole aim is fame, self-promotion, or money. Just look at Hollywood for the proof of that.
maybe. I honestly just don't care.
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maybe. I honestly just don't care.
Do you care if he plays well or not? You don't have to care about the why, but you probably want him to work hard and do his best, don't you?
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Do you care if he plays well or not? You don't have to care about the why, but you probably want him to work hard and do his best, don't you?
I think that the two are unrelated. plenty of shitty football players are devout christians. and plenty of amazing football players arent. And in the end I would prefer to avoid the team I support being lead by a person who's sole ambition is to tell me about god.
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I think that the two are unrelated. plenty of shitty football players are devout christians. and plenty of amazing football players arent. And in the end I would prefer to avoid the team I support being lead by a person who's sole ambition is to tell me about god.
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I think that the two are unrelated. plenty of shitty football players are devout christians. and plenty of amazing football players arent. And in the end I would prefer to avoid the team I support being lead by a person who's sole ambition is to tell me about god.
I agree that plenty of Christians aren't good at what they do. I never said that Christianity is a motivator for everyone. I taught high school, and I saw many unmotivated, lazy Christian young people. Same with adults.

However, in Thompson's case, his Christianity is a motivator, and it makes him work hard.

I'm a Christian, too, but I don't think I'm nearly as motivated as he is. If I were, I'd be a concert pianist by now.
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I agree that plenty of Christians aren't good at what they do. I never said that Christianity is a motivator for everyone. I taught high school, and I saw many unmotivated, lazy Christian young people. Same with adults.

However, in Thompson's case, his Christianity is a motivator, and it makes him work hard.

I'm a Christian, too, but I don't think I'm nearly as motivated as he is. If I were, I'd be a concert pianist by now.
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I think that the two are unrelated. plenty of shitty football players are devout christians. and plenty of amazing football players arent. And in the end I would prefer to avoid the team I support being lead by a person who's sole ambition is to tell me about god.
Most probably, the reason for your discomfort is that listening reminds you of your own mortality. You would prefer not to think about that issue. You just want to continue doing what you want to do without considering the consequences of the moral choices you make.
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Most probably, the reason for your discomfort is that listening reminds you of your own mortality. You would prefer not to think about that issue. You just want to continue doing what you want to do without considering the consequences of the moral choices you make.
there are a staggering amount of assumptions in this statement.
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Most probably, the reason for your discomfort is that listening reminds you of your own mortality. You would prefer not to think about that issue. You just want to continue doing what you want to do without considering the consequences of the moral choices you make.
that being said I forgive you for your personal attack. please have a nice day.
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that being said I forgive you for your personal attack. please have a nice day.
I did not make a personal attack. You posted your viewpoint on a message board. I merely made some assumptions based on your admission you are uncomfortable when someone else talks about God.

You should not feel bad about it.
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