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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 27 2014 5:12 PM

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 5:33 PM

I understand what you mean, but coming from a state where people pray for Alabama and Auburn football constantly, I find it in poor taste to pray for such things in general, and I am afraid that it will set a precedent of people asking for prayer requests on the forums for similar nonsense.  Especially in light of recent prayer requests for a forum member who really needed it, I find the title to be disconcerting as well, even though you did put the smiley, as I was afraid something was really wrong with someone.  That's just my opinion, and it is certainly not the end of the world.  

I would point out though that you knew that it would offend people, so your instincts were probably telling you not to post it in the first place, which you should have gone with. 

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 5:48 PM

Joseph, I also live in Alabama...but I'm a transplant. I can attest to the rabidly fanatical nature of the Auburn-Alabama rivalry. I used to work with a bunch of ladies at a school in Huntsville a few years back. We all went to lunch one day, and the football thing came up at the table while we were waiting for our food. Genteel ladies who were otherwise great friends suddenly became hostile with only a slight nod at civility. They kept ratcheting up the tension at the table, and after a few minutes of it with no release valve in sight, I took matters into my own hands. I got up and went around the table collecting all of the knifes. It was meant as a joke, and I thought (hoped) it would break some of the ice. I pretty much got nothing but cold stares...and I wondered if maybe I should have picked up the forks as well. Tongue Tied

I always get out of the argument when asked "who do you go for?" (there is no doubt what this question means) by saying I'm from Louisiana (New Orleans) and that I don't have a dog in that fight. While I usually sense that I am receiving a demotion on the spot, the reply is sufficiently Southern that I am not immediately afforded the option of being ridden out of town on a rail--at least so far. Stick out tongue

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 5:53 PM

LOL, that's too funny.  To be clear, I am an Alabama fan;  I just don't take it too seriously.  With that said, I do ask, since you are an LSU fan, that you not reply to any more of my posts.  You are dead to me.  Devil

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 5:54 PM

Joseph Turner:

LOL, that's too funny.  To be clear, I am an Alabama fan;  I just don't take it too seriously.  With that said, I do ask, since you are an LSU fan, that you not reply to any more of my posts.  You are dead to me.  Devil

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 5:55 PM

Wink

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:01 PM

Joseph Turner:

LOL, that's too funny.  To be clear, I am an Alabama fan;  I just don't take it too seriously.  With that said, I do ask, since you are an LSU fan, that you not reply to any more of my posts.  You are dead to me.  Devil

Well, I'm a Yankee born and bred.  I like Indiana University in basketball and Purdue University in football.  Are you going to throw me out on my ear?  Big Smile

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:03 PM

Joseph...did you hear something? Huh?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:17 PM

I wonder who I should root for. Surprise

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:21 PM

David Paul:

Joseph...did you hear something? Huh?

Nah, Purdue can't hang in the SEC.  They are probably better matched against Indiana University's basketball team.  Stick out tongue

P.S.  I really don't care for sports, but this trash talk is kind of fun once you get used to it!

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:23 PM

alabama24:

I wonder who I should root for. Surprise

Roll Tide!

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:23 PM

Dear Pastor Joe,

sorry to offend YOU, but have you read your own paper recently? As as matter of fact today? You'll note that the NCAA men's golf team has advanced to the national semi's. hum? I wonder how many Southern Baptists were praying for them to advance. Hum? I wonder how many Southern Baptists and or Methodists were praying for SMU to win? 

I just came back from my dentist and a very able quote from Dr. Murray (golfing buddy) is very apropos, "take a pill."

Joseph Turner:

I understand what you mean, but coming from a state where people pray for Alabama and Auburn football constantly, I find it in poor taste to pray for such things in general, and I am afraid that it will set a precedent of people asking for prayer requests on the forums for similar nonsense.  Especially in light of recent prayer requests for a forum member who really needed it, I find the title to be disconcerting as well, even though you did put the smiley, as I was afraid something was really wrong with someone.  That's just my opinion, and it is certainly not the end of the world.  

I would point out though that you knew that it would offend people, so your instincts were probably telling you not to post it in the first place, which you should have gone with. 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:33 PM

Milkman:
Disclaimer: I'm not the only one in these forums to be a Habs fans. So, take it easy you who are offended at such a use of a forum - Speaking of "forums"

I won't get upset if you won't.    I'm gonna pray they lose.Big Smile

btw: Alabama & SMU I know but who are the "habs"?

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:35 PM

Milkman:

Dear Pastor Joe,

sorry to offend YOU, but have you read your own papers recently? As as matter of fact today? You'll note that the NCAA men's golf team has advanced to the national semi's. hum? I wonder how many Southern Baptists were praying for them to advance. Hum? I wonder how many Southern Baptists and or Methodists were praying for SMU to win? 

I just came back from my dentist and a very able quote from Dr. Murray (golfing buddy) is very apropos, "take a pill."

First of all I wasn't offended, but I think some might have been.  Second, as I seriously don't care for sports, I had no idea about the golf team (it took entirely too long to figure out what SMU stood for, even looking at their website), but if anyone was praying that a team won, then I don't think it was appropriate.  Praying for safety or that God would be glorified in the sportsmanship would be appropriate in my mind, but that is just my opinion.  I thought I made that clear in the beginning (that it was just my opinion), and I am not sure why you seem so angry.  My first thought when I read the title was that someone was in the hospital again.

I don't take chill pills anymore;  they made me lethargic.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 6:46 PM

I pray that both teams play the rest of the game well and in a virtuous manner.

I hope that that Canadiens win. Call it patriotism. (In Canada, most hockey-crazy Canadians will cheer for any Canadian team in the playoffs if it's the only Canadian team in the playoffs. I am not hockey-crazy, but I am mildly patriotic.)

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 7:00 PM

Joseph Turner:

David Paul:

Joseph...did you hear something? Huh?

Nah, Purdue can't hang in the SEC.  They are probably better matched against Indiana University's basketball team.  Stick out tongue

P.S.  I really don't care for sports, but this trash talk is kind of fun once you get used to it!

Who cares anyway?  Indiana schools concentrate more on what schools were established to do—education, not training grounds for professional sports teams.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 7:05 PM

George Somsel:
Indiana schools concentrate more on what schools were established to do—education, not training grounds for professional sports teams.

As it says in some Logos book or another: "That's what fans of losing teams say." Big Smile

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 7:11 PM

George Somsel:

Joseph Turner:

David Paul:

Joseph...did you hear something? Huh?

Nah, Purdue can't hang in the SEC.  They are probably better matched against Indiana University's basketball team.  Stick out tongue

P.S.  I really don't care for sports, but this trash talk is kind of fun once you get used to it!

Who cares anyway?  Indiana schools concentrate more on what schools were established to do—education, not training grounds for professional sports teams.

No, that doesn't seem right.  Do you have a credible source for this, or are you just making stuff up?

Just to be clear, I am sure you know that I was kidding, but I want to be sure.  Purdue might have a fantastic football team, but I would have no idea.  I have absolutely no idea about college sports.  The only reason I like Alabama is one of my former students, Marquis Maze, used to play for Alabama.  That made it exciting for me.  I doubt I will watch next season.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 7:11 PM

5-4 so far. Man what a game!

But in all honesty. Some will pray for the Habs, some will pray for the Rangers, and probably a lot don't really give a rip. What is God's will in this game? I have no idea.

One of my most favourite doctrines is the doctrine of Providence. RC Sproul has a decent book - The Invisible Hand - that is quite good, but after the game some will say God answered their prayer, some will say God didn't and His will was for the Habs to win (for His greater glory?) and some will say, "who cares?" and still others will say, "Does God really concern himself [gender] about this?" I guess I'm in the last camp. I love the game, my older brother was drafted by the Rangers and played for the the Kitchener Rangers, I played for their junior team (Green Shirts) but I don't pray for the Habs or the Rangers to win. As a matter of fact - I don't pray for any team. I just enjoy sports.

Anyway, the third period is just about to begin. So go Habs go and beat dem Rangers- if it's God's will :)

SineNomine:

I pray that both teams play the rest of the game well and in a virtuous manner.

I hope that that Canadiens win. Call it patriotism. (In Canada, most hockey-crazy Canadians will cheer for any Canadian team in the playoffs if it's the only Canadian team in the playoffs. I am not hockey-crazy, but I am mildly patriotic.)

5-4 MTL.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 27 2014 7:16 PM

Milkman:

5-4 so far. Man what a game!

But in all honesty. Some will pray for the Habs, some will pray for the Rangers, and probably a lot don't really give a rip. What is God's will in this game? I have no idea.

One of my most favourite doctrines is the doctrine of Providence. RC Sproul has a decent book - The Invisible Hand - that is quite good, but after the game some will say God answered their prayer, some will say God didn't and His will was for the Habs to win (for His greater glory?) and some will say, "who cares?" and still others will say, "Does God really concern himself [gender] about this?" I guess I'm in the last camp. I love the game, my older brother was drafted by the Rangers and played for the the Kitchener Rangers, I played for their junior team (Green Shirts) but I don't pray for the Habs or the Rangers to win. As a matter of fact - I don't pray for any team. I just enjoy sports.

Anyway, the third period is just about to begin. So go Habs go and beat dem Rangers- if it's God's will :)

SineNomine:

I pray that both teams play the rest of the game well and in a virtuous manner.

I hope that that Canadiens win. Call it patriotism. (In Canada, most hockey-crazy Canadians will cheer for any Canadian team in the playoffs if it's the only Canadian team in the playoffs. I am not hockey-crazy, but I am mildly patriotic.)

5-4 MTL.

I agree completely, and all I really meant was that the thread title was potentially alarming.  No big deal.

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