Americans Love That Displays of Religion Are All Over the Super Bowl — As Long As It’s the Right Religion February 2, 2014

Americans Love That Displays of Religion Are All Over the Super Bowl — As Long As It’s the Right Religion

Today, on Stupor Bowl Superb Owl Super Bowl Sunday, we learned via Hemant and the Christian Post that there are more than a dozen Bible verses that predict a Denver Broncos win — and that there are just as many that give the nod to the Seattle Seahawks.

We’ve also observed, courtesy of the Public Religion Research Institute, that 50% of Americans think God will determine the winner of the Super Bowl, and that half of the people in that group pray to God to guide their team to victory. (Amazingly, the Almighty is able to give roughly half of them exactly what they asked for!)

Noting the same survey, CJ Werleman at Alternet raises a good point. Believers have put their pro-prayer fingerprints all over the NFL, CJ says.

Without a doubt. It’s hardly surprising; remember the generally positive response Tim Tebow got in his college days when he put Bible verses on his eye black?

Werleman writes:

Americans are down with the whole prayer in NFL thing until the game becomes increasingly popular with men of other faiths. Last year, the Jets signed a Palestinian Muslim to a 4-year deal. One can only imagine how America (Fox News) will react the day when Oday Aboushi plants his prayer rug on the sidelines and points it towards Mecca.

Until that shitstorm starts, enjoy the game!

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