Jewish Leaders Object to Athletes Pointing to the Sky to Give Glory to God 07/09/2012


by Moody Adams
Jewish leaders are upset over athletes pointing to the sky after scoring or winning sports events.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, in his denominational magazine Reform Judaism, Suggests "this is a deep reason for our (Jewish) unease. The God-talk we hear most is hardly worth emulating.

"Watching athletes pointing to the heavens to acknowledge their savior after scoring a touchdown, you'd think God actually cared about which team won.

"While I hope God's presence can be felt in all places, including football stadiums, I find it offensive to reduce the almighty to a football mascot in the sky."

Unfortunately, our pagan generation does not allow many symbols or references to God. Athletes find this a way that has not been outlawed to give God the glory.



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