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God loves the Super Bowl? Really?

Some of you may be familiar with the bible verse in the 1st epistle of John, chapter 4 verse 8 which says "Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love."

You may not be as familiar with it as you are with the colleges of the Bengals' backup o-linemen, but you may have heard that "God is love". (OK, who tried to think of the colleges that Roland, Collins, etc attended?)

So what is my point? It's not about religion (really). But if God is love, and God loves, then obviously God loves what he cares about.

And according to a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, God cares about the super bowl (and all sporting events). So maybe the blackout was God stopping the game to refill His chip bowl?

Survey | Nearly 3-in-10 Americans Say God Plays a Role in Outcomes of Sports Events

This recent news story came out last week that 27% of of Americans think that "God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event."

So i'm just curious where my good friends (an some maybe not so good?) at Cincy Jungle stand on this question of whether God plays a role in determining which teams win sporting events.

My personal opinion (since you didn't ask) - I believe in God. I believe that we can have an active relationship with God in our lives. But I don't think that God is determining the outcome of sporting events, as if the players are God's own version of a Madden game that he directs to His purposes. A lot of things that happen, just happen, and I think the outcome of sporting events is one of them. I don't think God loves the winning team more more than the losing team. I don't think God rewards a faithful believer with more wins than an atheist or agnostic.

But enough of what I think...what do you think?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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