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Bench McElroy
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27% of Americans say God influences sporting events



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With millions of Americans set to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, a new survey finds more than a quarter of Americans believe that God "plays a role in determining which team wins" at sports events.

The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute also found that more than half of Americans believe "God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success."

Asked if they believe God plays a role in who wins, 27% of Americans said yes. Poll results varied among regions and religions: 36% said yes in the South, 28% in the Midwest, 20% in the Northeast and 15% in the West.

Among nonwhite Christians and white evangelicals, 40% and 38% said yes, respectively; 29% of Catholics and 19% of white mainline Protestants also responded that God plays a role.



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TN Bhoy
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A. Religious thread
B. Anyone not a Deist or an atheist should have answered in the positive.






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smash williams
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It is written





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The Boat
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How do you explain the 2011 Denver Broncos?





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Carson123987
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Anyone not a Deist or an atheist should have answered in the positive.






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tigerfan88
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B. Anyone not a Deist or an atheist should have answered in the positive


At least keep your cancer on the soccer board where people know how to deal with you






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Carson123987
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At least keep your cancer on the soccer board where people know how to deal with you


uhh, hes right






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molsusports
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Anyone not a Deist or an atheist should have answered in the positive.


probably not

anyone who believes in a deity that does not interfere with free will could also answer no







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emoney
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Does one team pray harder or something? What's the logic of God deciding an outcome, does he gamble?





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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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Any "messages" sent to his followers on who he/she/it likes against the number?







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TigerBait1127
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B. Anyone not a Deist or an atheist should have answered in the positive.



so Lattimore blew out his knee because he was a shitty person. Got it






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Sophandros
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re: 27% of Americans say God influences sporting events


God is testing him. Like Job.





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JEAUXBLEAUX
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God has nothing better to do?





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Pilot Tiger
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re: 27% of Americans say God influences sporting events


too busy giving African kids AIDS





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Sophandros
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re: 27% of Americans say God influences sporting events


I'm just telling you what the response would be to your question.

I think that my posting history on this and similar topics speaks for itself.






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StraightCashHomey21
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where people know how to deal with you


we ignore him, he wrecks almost every thread






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Rickety Cricket
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too busy giving African kids AIDS

But that's just a test of their faith!






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Augustus
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If God determines sports outcomes, He really hates Wake Forest.


This post was edited on 1/31 at 7:04 am


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beaverfever
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What's the difference in "white evangelicals" and "white mainline protestants"?





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memphstigers23
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How do you explain the 2011 Denver Broncos?

This

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If God determines sports outcomes, He really hates Wake Forest.







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