Kurt Warner and his Holybowlers

I’m beginning to wonder if God is playing in Super Bowl XLIII, or the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. I … Continued

I’m beginning to wonder if God is playing in Super Bowl XLIII, or the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. I had avoided participating in the faith talk surrounding this Super Bowl, but after a week of Kurt Warner-carrying-his-Bible-everywhere stories, I can’t help myself. I’m tired of listening to Warner and his evangelical cohorts sell Jesus to the masses.

Given that I write about the intersection of sports and religion for Praying Fields, you probably think I’d be eager to jump into the conversation. After all, God is getting more play at this Super Bowl than the credit card companies and soft drink makers that are paying big bucks to sponsor the event. As Associated Press’s Tim Dahlberg wrote, it’s surprising “how so many players on both teams aren’t hesitating to invoke the name of God as they prepare to play a violent game where there will be no mercy shown on either side.”

Having interviewed athletes about their faith during the past year, I have learned that the best way to get them to open up about their beliefs is to sit down with them for a one-on-one conversation. You can’t do that at a Super Bowl media session.

I’ve covered a couple Super Bowls. The media sessions are a cross between a Middle Eastern bazaar and Mardi Gras. You’re just not going to get a thoughtful answer when you are constantly getting interrupted by reporters from Access Hollywood and MTV with questions about which player has bigger biceps.

Yet, the writers in Tampa seem determined to add religion reporter to their resumes, and the players and coaches are doing their best to oblige. The Baltimore Sun’s Rick Maese wrote that “when an athlete mentions God, eyes roll and tape recorders shut off.” But having listened to Warner, Maese said, “God might be the best performance enhancer you can use legally.”

Maese is hardly the only one to get caught up in the holy hysteria. Kansas City Star’s Rick Montgomery wrote: “All season it’s been praise the Lord and pass the football.” And as John Walters wrote on MSNBC.com, “Does God care who wins? Of course He doesn’t. Unless He does.”

And if you think Warner and the Arizona Cardinals have cornered the market on God, Newport News Daily Press’s David Teel points out that Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin answered four rounds of questions about his Christian faith. “There’s a higher power, there’s a higher calling, and we need to submit to that,” Tomlin said. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger used to wear “PFJ” – Playing For Jesus –on his armbands until the NFL fined him for violating its uniform policy.

Even those not playing in the Super Bowl are giving God air time. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is part of a group of NFL players in Tampa to sing in a gospel choir this weekend, when asked about whether he would remain with the team or leave as a free agent, told the Baltimore Sun, “I’ve given my prayers to God. It’s between me and him.”

Warner’s faith has garnered the most media attention. It is clearly a major part of who he is and shouldn’t be ignored. Perhaps it is what has made him such a successful quarterback. But Warner is using his platform to sell Christianity to the millions of people watching him. If he said the shoes he wears made him the quarterback he is, would the writers be so eager to give the manufacturer of those shoes the same free advertising they are giving God?

I’m not saying sportswriters should ignore Warner’s faith, but they should challenge him on it, just as they do when he throws an interception. Just because he’s talking about religion, a subject that makes many people uncomfortable, they shouldn’t give him a free pass to promote whatever he wants.

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  • Global One

    Give me a break.Do you understand how backward and illogical your thinking is?You’re griping because an honorable man with a modicum of humility is garnering all of the Superbowl headlines. Why should we lift up someone who went from bagging groceries to being the league’s Most Valuable Player? Who was considered “over the hill” and “washed up” and yet finds himself as the instrumental player of another championship contender.Yes, enough already.Let’s just go back to the usual garbage you force us to read or listen to everyday. Is there anything you’ve left out in regards to another Pac Man Jones strip joint shooting? Have we heard every last detail of every last dog that Michael Vick beat or killed? How about Charles Barkley and his late night escort services? Or Michael Jordan’s gambling problems?Maybe you’ll get lucky and another Eugene Robinson will proposition a hooker the night before the Superbowl. Perhaps then, the world will be “right” in your eyes and you can report on something that truly matters. At least in your world.

  • fh

    Well said, Global One.

  • Capt. Obvious

    Only the most stupid and primitive person thinks God cares who wins a game. Especially a professional football game done primarily for entertainment.

  • BW

    Kurt Warner does not claim that God is on one side or the other in a football game.Kurt Warner simply loves God and tries to please Him in whatever he does. When he was bagging groceries in Iowa, he tried to please God and serve Him there. Now that he’s playing NFL football, he just does what Christians are supposed to do regardless of their occupation — give God the glory and serve Him. Kurt’s just more faithful than most Christians and so he stands out.Good for him.

  • James

    You are clearly a faithless person. Good for you. There are people out there, however, that have faith. People believe that their faith helps them with their daily lives. Kurt is the same way. His faith helps him navigate through his daily trials. Just because you can’t imagine in putting something ahead of your own selfish interest, doesn’t mean the rest of the world is that way. The world must revolve around you. New flash: Most of the world believes in a higher power and you mocking that makes you look like a prick. I think we all know God doesn’t care who wins a game. Having faith does give one confidence though. Try it some time.

  • rafael

    I don’t find the thinking backward or illogical. She’s not questioning the fact that he is garnering headlines. She’s questioning his using that platform to sell something. If he were humbly trumpeting the foundation of his success as his relationship with Allah or Satan or the tooth fairy, I bet the Christian masses would be a little less comfortable with his abusing the platform. Your not liking her other writing is irrelevant to this topic.

  • Cletis1

    I like Kurt, and he seems sincere about his beliefs. That’s his thing, and if the writer does not like it, she should interview people other than football players, since that seems to be a pretty common trait among them.As far as god caring who wins, god would have to exist for that to be the case. If he did exist, he’d probably take the Cardinals and the points, or the under.

  • Joe-Lagares

    My good friends, please try to find it in you to understand, that according to scripture, GOD is not a respector of people; whether ur a pro football player or just any Joe playing a pick up game at a local park on any given day. What really matters to God, is not even sports as a whole, but, that you have a personal relationship with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and only then can you be considered a child or GOD.Repentance and being born again is ALL that matters in this crazy, evil, and wicked world…Keep looking up JESUS is coming back soon. Are you(s) ready to meet ur maker?

  • Trina

    I respect your right to reject Jesus. You are not the first to do so. However, you are wrong to say that Warner and his Evangelical cohorts are trying to sell Jesus to the masses. The truth is that Jesus has only been sold one time. And God allowed it to demonstrate his love to a world of selfish people. However, Jesus is NOT for sale. PEOPLE are for sale! Every person has beliefs. Christians have discovered the priceless gift God has offered. A wise man once said, “HE IS NO FOOL THAT GIVES UP THAT WHICH HE CANNOT KEEP IN ORDER TO GAIN THAT WHICH HE CANNOT LOSE!” God is alive and He changes people. He continually demonstrates love and mercy but His justice and judgement are impending. Maybe you should ask yourself why you are offended at God…

  • Joe-L

    The only reason people like Curt Warner and Tim Tebow and Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera and Josh Hamilton et al Speak the way they do about JESUS is because, and only because of John 3:3, John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23,Are you readers ready to accept GOD’S free gift also, so that you will stop bashing the LORD GOD and get saved.What or in whom are you depending on after death.

  • Steve Tucker

    What is he going to say when Pittsburg stuffs his a@@. ” God is evidently a Pitt Fan!!!

  • TOMMY

    I cant say im very religious but I think kurt warner is trying to save souls and its got me thinking of how i live my life on a day to day basis . Its positive but the bible speaks of people that will tear down gods word any chance they get so I believe the bible .If you want to go to hell thats on you, im not trying to see lakes of lava , no thanks .

  • Yoderatroadsend

    So weird. People get paid to think about and present stuff like this?

  • Jim

    Re: “If he said the shoes he wears made him the quarterback he is, would the writers be so eager to give the manufacturer of those shoes the same free advertising they are giving God?”This is quite a statement. Kathy is comparing the creator of the universe to a shoe company. Maybe, in her mind, the shoe company has the same standing or even more. Kathy, this article has more to say about you than it does about Warner or the media. You may not want to have Warner “challenged” regarding his faith because his response may make you feel even more uncomfortable with your lack of faith in a Creator.

  • Holy bowlers?

    Now lets see, in a profession (journalism) that at all levels, thrives on missing the mark (sin) stories; who killed who; who screwed who; who was carrying a gun in a night club and shot himself; some one wants to say that personal faith is being over exposed in the Super Bowl hype? That we should limit the Super Bowl to just football and not the elements that allowed the individuals to arrive? And in Warners’ case has allowed him to “keep going”. That there is simply no way faith makes a difference or enough difference worth all this mentioning? Gee, does that mean I should quite praying before I go to work? That God in fact doesn’t accompany us everywhere we go, if we believe? Or does it mean that really, no body likes a “good” story? Are does it mean real men can eat quiche but not pray? Maybe it’s an age thing. I am “old” now. 54. I really appreciate the Curt Warner type faith and the exposure it’s receiving because, truthfully, some days it helps me to continue to believe and act on that belief. Weak me, huh!

  • Mike

    I find Warner to be a wonderful role model and a great quarterback. That said, his constant invocation of Jesus rubs some people wrong simply because it’s a personal passion/belief that is repetitively invoked. Bottom line: it’s great if you have a passion for your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ-no problem whatsoever in pointing that out. But once or twice is enough-don’t repeatedly make your personal views/beliefs a topic of conversation on the public stage. There’s a difference between informing and “becoming a broken record.” And for those idiots who think any disagreement with Warner’s actions make one one a “lesser” or “Godless” person, I question your intelligence and your adherence to the true message of Jesus Christ.

  • Gimmeabreak

    No, as someone suggests, let’s not compare the Creator to a shoe manufacturer.Shoe manuacturers actually exist.

  • Anonymous

    If all these faithful Jesus Jocks actually put their mouth where the money isn’t, wouldn’t they refuse to work on the Lord’s designated day of rest? So much for keeping the Sabbath holy. If you wear your faith on the same sleeve as your jersey, do not be suprised when the liberated thinkers horse collar your hypocrisy.

  • Cindy Murphy

    Keep it up Kurt Warner. We need good roll models these day. In the midst of all the bad news these days this is a breath of fresh air. I would like the challange the believers to take a stand like never before. I commend him for speaking out on his faith.

  • helensgirlkid

    Sometimes I think that if the Reformation had been a Twentieth Century phenomenon, sports would have been one of the things banned. To invoke God to support the efforts of one team of His creatures over another team of His creatures smacks of blasphemy to me.

  • troutcor

    Football is the distillation of the United States. Violence, groupthink, television commercials, worship of hierarchy, pretty and submissive cheergirls, muscles over brains and, yes, this strange and desperate hope that a big daddy upstairs cares deeply about whether we run a screen play or a deep post.

  • exdcman

    To Jim: the columnist was not equating god with a shoe company. It is called an ANALOGY, and it appears that you misinterpreted it. It’s a literary device used to make comparisons. She’s saying that Kurt Warner is selling God, just as Nike sells Shoes. She is not saying Nike is God. Just as I tire of a shoe company constantly hyping their shoes, I tire of Warner constantly hyping his god.

  • Erasmus Darwin

    No one has a problem with anyone else’s Dog until they try to tell us it’s OUR Dog too. And if we don’t adapt their belief system (It’s not a ‘belief system’. Xtianity is somehow fact, not faith, based) that someday something really, really BAD will happen too us including but not limited to “BURNING FOR ALL OF ETERNITY IN HELL”. EEEEdiots…

  • ProfessorWrightBSU

    Anonymous:If all these faithful Jesus Jocks actually put their mouth where the money isn’t, wouldn’t they refuse to work on the Lord’s designated day of rest? So much for keeping the Sabbath holy.If you wear your faith on the same sleeve as your jersey, do not be suprised when the liberated thinkers horse collar your hypocrisy.The Sabbath isn’t on Sunday. It’s from Friday dusk to Saturday dusk. Generally speaking most Christian faiths don’t keep the sabbath. That particular observance is for those of the Jewish faith, not for those of us living under the new covenant of Christ.Also, the NFL, with the exception of wildcard playoffs, doesn’t play any games on the Sabbath.

  • Anonymous

    “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test,” (Deuteronomy 6:16)”. . . they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us, or not?” (Exodus 17:1-7)The Bible is pretty specific regarding not putting God to the test. When one credits God with their past and future success, they are testing God. Do those who make such claims realize that they are implying that their belief is conditional on being rewarded?One’s success or failure is no indication of God’s favor or the sincerity of one’s belief. There are enough examples of the wicked being rewarded with riches and the righteous being subjected to the worst suffering for this to be apparent. Crediting one’s success as being from God as a reward for belief will lead those not being rewarded to doubt their faith.Belief is not conditional. God owes no one anything for only recognizing the truth. No one should be induced to believe in God by promises of rewards. Belief and faith are their own rewards, not requiring blandishments.The book of Job is a good read for this lesson.

  • ChuckB

    There is disagreement in Christianity regarding the nature of the Sabbath and on what day the weekly Sabbath falls. The division is primarily between first day and seventh day Sabbaths. For first day observers (the majority of Chirstians), the Sabbath is equated with the Lord’s Day or the Day of Ressurection, i.e., Sunday. If one is strictly observant and believes all proscription of the Old Testament apply to this New Covenant modification, engaging in a commercial activity on Sunday would be a violation of the Sabbath.

  • Anonymous

    To the guy calling “hypocracy” for playing on Sunday…There is so much the unregenerate dont understand its monumental. First of all: Christ is the fulfillment of the Sabbath (our rest) so to Keep Christ first in your life and affections is in essence “keeping the Sabbath Holy”, Second: the sabbath is actually Saturday, not that it really matters because that would be Pharisaical anyway and we have freedom in Christ. Some keep one day holy others keep all days holy, Once you’ve been regenerated its your heart that matters not the tithing of mint and cumin. I praise God for Kurt Warner and any other person who uses the success that God has allowed them to enjoy to bring Glory and honor to His name, the only one who Glory and Honor are rightly due. Its evident that Kathy Orlin doesnt appreciate God getting to much attention because she doesnt really know the God of the Bible. If she did she would be praising God also.

  • Bill

    Who cares what foolishness they believe. People watch them because they are talented athletes. Some have religious convictions, others have felony and misdemeanor convictions.

  • Cassandra Washington

    Someone who truly understands the teachings of Jesus would not be part of a football team. Warner is just another Christian who carries the Bible but it ignorant (ig-noring) of what Jesus was teaching.

  • AxelDC

    If Warner is such a good Christian, why does he not only break the Sabbath, but encourage millions of other people to break it?What ever happened to Jesus’ injunction to pray quietly in your room. Those who pray openly in public already get their rewards on Earth.

  • ProfessorWrightBSU

    Cassandra Washington: What professions do you think are befitting of those of us who are called to God through Christianity?Are there certain jobs that only Jews and Muslims should do that Christians should not?How is football any different than Waste Management or being an Air Traffic Controller? You go to work to feed your family.

  • hyjanks

    Obama forgot to add football to god and guns that Americans cling to in times of crisis. Then again, things don’t have to be at a crisis pitch for Sunday football to best Sunday services.

  • N. Haile

    I’m a Christian and I am proud of Kurt Warner and anyone else who has the confidence and courage to proclaim their belief in Christ and give honor and reverence to God for the things they accomplish. We should all know we can’t do anything of and on our own. Why should Christians always be scrutinized and picked apartYou don’t have to sell God, and we, like anyone else, have the right to stand on a “soapbox” and give thanks to what He has done in our lives. That’s our testimony which serves to encourge others and whomever chooses to hear let them hear.

  • cornbread_r2

    I don’t know which is more deliciously ironic: having a religious discussion relative to a Super Bowl in which one of the teams is named the Cardinals or watching Christians who believe in the power of intercessory prayer and Christians who believe that God’s game plan is unalterable taking turns shifting the theological goalposts on each other.

  • Mark

    Hey, the media creates pro football, so live with the hype and comments whatever they are, and don’t get so worked up about whether Christian athletes talk about their faith. Athletes talk about whatever they want, and if you want to watch the interviews, then so be it. Don’t drag em down because they are excercising free speech in an interview. Reporters can edit what they wish (at least last I heard the media likes to put its slant out there, witness the term “holybowlers” in the title. Hmmm didn’t have to read the article to know Kathy’s view of the whole subject :). But, here’s my take. 90% of pro athletes either find themselves as self-absorbed self-worshipping creatures, or they realize that they aren’t the be-all end-all. Usually (not always), the latter have a faith. OK, can’t blame people for tiring of Jesus coming up every other sentence, but give Warner a break. Usually, he’s responding to questions (like yours Kathy), and if he was talking about his kids, his dog, his car, or the shrubbery around his house, you’d all be hangin on every word. So be it with his religion. Frankly, I’m hoping my kids become Kurt Warner wannabees, rather than some of the non-Christian me-first guys that strut around. You can all pick your role models. I’ll take Warner and his Jesus any day of the year!

  • Douglas

    To those calling “hypocracy” for playing on Sunday…There is so much the unregenerate dont understand its monumental. First of all: Christ is the fulfillment of the Sabbath (our rest) so to Keep Christ first in your life and affections is in essence “keeping the Sabbath Holy”, Second: the sabbath is actually Saturday, not that it really matters because that would be Pharisaical anyway and we have freedom in Christ. Some keep one day holy others keep all days holy, Once you’ve been regenerated its your heart that matters not the tithing of mint and cumin. I praise God for Kurt Warner and any other person who uses the success that God has allowed them to enjoy to bring Glory and honor to His name, the only one who Glory and Honor are rightly due. Its evident that Kathy Orlin doesnt appreciate God getting to much attention because she doesnt really know the God of the Bible. If she did she too would be praising God.

  • David Wheeler-Reed

    As someone who engages in New Testament ethics for a living, I applaud this article. Though I love football, there is something rather strange about people proclaiming a non-violent savior who taught “turn the other cheek” while simultaneously showing “no mercy,” as you put it, on the playing field.Yes… I’ll be watching the Super Bowl and rooting for the Steelers. Yes, that makes me a hypocrite. But, does God care about the Super Bowl? Probably not… in fact I think God might ask us, “Uh… all this money that’s being spent on the Super Bowl, couldn’t that provide economic stimulus for the country or couldn’t it provide healthcare to the 40+ million Americans who don’t have it?”Maybe Warner, et al. should talk about that… hmm…But, as I said… I’m a hypocrite… and what I’m really looking forward to is the Boss playing during the halftime show… maybe he’ll have something of real substance to say to the world…David

  • Walter B. Graham

    WHO CARES.

  • GoIrish

    Then Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz used to say that God was too busy to worry about the result of a football game. He said “God simply doesn’t care if Notre Dame wins or not……..But His mother does.”Seriously though, why does Ms. Orton think sportswriters should “challenge” Warner on his faith? Like everyone else, he’s free to believe as he wishes, whether it makes Ms. Orton uncomfortable or not. The fact that she’s tired of hearing a public figure talk about Jesus just means she needs another job dealing with a topic other than religion. Her writing is bland, cynical and whiny.

  • Hillman

    “Why should Christians always be scrutinized and picked apartNo one is infringing on your ability to live your religion.But you turn a lot of people off when you constantly prosyletize.And turning sporting events into “God is on my side” events is childish and turns a lot of people off.Imagine if it were a Muslim QB carrying the Koran around and thanking Allah every time he scored.Or a Wiccan, professing their beliefs loudly.Somehow I’m betting we’d think it a lot less cute.

  • Douglas`

    “But you turn a lot of people off when you constantly prosyletize.And turning sporting events into “God is on my side” events is childish and turns a lot of people off” – ever try turning off something that hasnt already been turned on in the first place ?

  • Omar

    This went on the first time Warner went to the Super Bowl, and I got so sick of everyone rooting for him because he’s a Christian, I hoped he would lose. Of course he didn’t, but I would have loved to have heard Christians explain what had happened if he HAD lost. I am an ex-Christian, and I never was the kind who wears his Bible on his sleeve. Fact is, in any Super Bowl, there are Christians on both teams. The dichotomy is — just as in war — each team thinks they have God on their side. So, did God cause the victory, or did he cause the loss? Did he favor one side over the other? I don’t think God cares about football, but if the players want to dedicate their effort to a diety, why not? I have no problem with Christians shouting about their god, but I draw the line when they start to tell non-Christians that unless I believe as they do, I’m doomed..

  • Jerry Hall

    I am proud of Kurt Warner publicly professing his faith in Jesus Christ. There is no problem as far as I am concerned.

  • Jason

    Apparently, Jesus doesn’t like Kurt Warner like Kurt Warner likes Jesus. I guess He’s not that into him.

  • Dubhlaoich

    Folks, in some regions of this country (shall we say south of the Mason-Dixon Line?) football IS a religion. And to hear and see some coaches it is also another form of warfare. Ironic dichotomy anyone? But in all honesty football and religion do share some common traits: Over promotion, fear mongering, an unending demand for money and an attitude that the whole world is watching. On point four, American football is popular on one place – America. Just possibly the rest of the world is on to something in sports and religion.

  • cletus1

    I did not see the postgame show. I hope Warner ripped Jesus a new one. He really screwed the Cardinals over.

  • Douglas

    No matter who wins or who loses, God gets the glory because the glory is His and His alone in the first place. All things that happen, will glorify God, and are part of His eternal plan. A 3 year old understands the plans of his/her 59 year old surgeon/father better than we understand the eternal purposes and plans of God. (To the person who said he/she is an ” ex-Christian” – there is no such thing. Leaving your faith only proves that you were never in the faith. ) All things (winning and losing ) work for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.

  • Brian K

    How good of a role model is Kurt Warner? With regards to him thanking his savior Jesus Christ for winning? Is a young boy setting himself up for thinking that if he loses, that means Jesus did not want him to win or that he somehow let God down? The problem I have with the topic at hand is that I feel there are so many good places to share faith. The stage of professional sorts is not one of them. There is a selfishness to equating Jesus with winning. Christianity can be such a reward based faith that I think good intentions and meaningfull ideas are sometimes lost. The bottom line to me is that Christians like their beliefs being echoed regardless of the venue or setting. Non-Christians don’t.

  • Krankyman

    So its okay to sell shoes, or sports drinks, or alk about anything except the most important person in a person’s life.Another example of the censorship in our society. Talk about sex, talk about violence, yammer on about anything except God; but talk about how important faith is and suddenly a person should shut up and self censor.This is the end of Free Speech.The person who should be ashamed is not Warner but Kathy Orton.

  • Patrick

    Athletes have been swelling GOD for as long as there has been announcers. Athletes have been thanking Mom and God for as long as there have been camera’s on players after winning.Coaches and media alike allow athletes to show love for these two entities and finally someone asks why.It is about time, as it is an unspoken rule of athletics, all athletes know this. it is the only allowed form of speech, including the team prayer before and after the game, and whenever a terse moment occurs in a game. Pay attention, as poorly-educated grown men, take a knee, show the sign of the cross, and point to the sky, the next time they have a positive outcome, or “thanks Mom” whenever the camera’s are on them.All of this is acting and not real, but it is what coaches, schools, athletic organizations, and many others think the public wants, as most of these folks are of ordinary faith like most of us. Most of us do not point to the sky every time we get our report submitted on time to our boss. Ordinary Faith!Patrick

  • ZZim

    “they shouldn’t give him a free pass to promote whatever he wants. “?????What? With all the stupid and negative garbage that the celebrities try to sell us every day you have to complain about this? Maybe talking about religion makes some people unhappy. Too bad. If he wants to use his celebrity to promote his religion, that is absolutely no different than celebrities trying to sell us on global warming or gay marriage or abandoning Iraq. Rediculous.

  • Fate

    I heard one player over the weekend explain it this way: “I’d rather hear a player on my team evangelize about God than shoot himself in the thigh.”As for why God is in football, its not just football, its in most team sports. Just as military leaders have evoked God’s name before battle to add courage, mission and a sense of devine protection, so the NFL uses the same placebo. Its not unusual, its to be expected.

  • obx2004

    It’s obvious that Jesus doesn’t think that much of Kurt Warner, given the outcome of the SB.Bob Costas complained bitterly about athletes who invoke God about games. He said “with all the disasters that take place, and the sickness and stavation of so many people around the world, and the wars that are raging – oh, so God is instead looking at your 3rd and long. How arrogant!”

  • Skepticus

    I find it amusing that players will thank god for a win but do not curse him when they lose. Since there is no god, a lot of people are just wasting their time.

  • Believer

    Jesus said:”For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”Paul wrote:”Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”Every breath is a gift of God. Why should we not thank Him for other blessings as well, most of all, for His wonderful, saving grace.

  • Sharon J

    If any one should be praising God, it’s Kurt Warner. God blessed him with amazing athletic skills, a great salary and the adulation of fans. It’s so good to hear that Warner and many other players know where they get their gifts. We have freedom of religion in this country. Warner has the right to express his faith as he sees fit. It’s his Chritian duty to praise God. Kurt, keep doing your thing!

  • Keith Kennedy

    God determines everythig, even games. I certain Kurt Warner is thinking that there’s a good reason for the Super Bowl loss. Perhaps some poor guy in West Virginia can put food on the family table, because he bet against the point spread.The faith is not based on a “win” anyway.The media tries to shut Jesus out of the mainstream media, and then Jesus takes over the biggest event in all media, via his people in the Super Bowl. How ironic.- Keith

  • LegendaryPunk

    “WHO CARES.”Well said.If you don’t like what Kurt Warner has to say, then don’t listen. Simple as that.

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