I'd say my karma ran over your dogma, but karma is nothing more than another man-made phenomena, just like religion.The bible is a poorly written fiction story. It should have been left behind with geocentrism...
@ anontheres a difference between not believing and bashing those who do. I don't believe any of it, not a word, but why would I put a man like Chase down just because he does?
Don't we all wish we had the inner peace that Chase has found? I know I do. I applaud Chase for his brave and noble act. He's made a commitment to a higher calling which he will serve and help others. I don't claim to be the most religious man but how can anyone condemn Chase for pursuing his dreams? I have no doubt that discipline learned from being a professional player will aide him in his priesthood.
Chase has my respect. Seems like a stand up guy. God bless him.
He should have stayed in soccer...
Religious people scare me. Seriously...they honestly scare me.
Sweet. LOVE all the tolerance people like anon ooze.Anon, remember, atheism is a statement about the supernatural in the negative. You cannot test, falsify, or reproduce anything about atheistic statements/beliefs.Not believing in a God or gods is a faith statement.Close-minded and intolerant people scare me. Seriously...they honestly scare me.
scott,before you start accusing people of being intolerant and close-minded, please note that I (I only wrote the first anon comment), nor the other anon, never said anything about atheism, and not believing in God, a god, or multiple gods.Please *read* what has been *written* before you reach back for your canned dismissal of atheism. I just wish people would refocus the energy they put into their "faith," into love, empathy, tolerance, and rationality. One does not need the the prescriptions of religion to do this.
I am not a Catholic, personally, but I cannot believe how anybody could condemn this man for his decision or be dismissive of his motives. Those who judge those for having affirmative beliefs in regard to the existence of a supreme deity are exposing a fundamental hypocrisy in regard to their own negative beliefs -- as just as the existence of God cannot be proved, neither can it be disproved. Therefore, belief or disbelief should be a strictly personal decision. I, for one, applaud Chase for his faith.Anonymous - You don't seem to recognize that if a person should decide to focus purely and completely on their faith with the utmost sincerity, they would necessarily exercise the love, empathy, tolerance, and rationality you speak of. The two are certainly not mutually exclusive; the only difference is that you view the element of faith as superfluous, whereas some others do not.
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