On Super Bowl Sunday…
God is Just Another Fan

 By Jim Berlin

While it’s a bad idea to lie anytime, it is especially egregious to practice deceit on a God-related issue. Yet, in a survey of football fans by the Public Religious Research Institute, 67 percent of respondents denied ever asking God to help their team win.

Liar, liar, sports jersey on fire!

As cameras pan the crowd during critical moments of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, you will see those smoking jerseys everywhere as fans clasp their hands, shut their eyes and move their lips in frenzied supplication for heavenly intervention.

We’ve all done it at one time or another – and we’re all wasting our time.

As a matter of policy, God refuses to involve himself in determining winners and losers – not just in football – but any sporting event. It is, for God, a conflict of interest…of biblical proportions.

Let me explain: Jesus says it right there in the Book of Matthew…if one of his followers has faith, even as small as a mustard seed, he can

tell a mountain to move and it will. Faith, literally, can move mountains.

The problem for God is that there are fervently-praying fans on both sides of the stadium – some with faith the size of a watermelon – and they’re praying for opposite teams to take home the trophy.

God has only one way out of this philosophical mess: Don’t get involved. Period.

So save your breath and save your prayers. On Super Bowl Sunday, God is just another fan.

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God is Just Another Fan

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