VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope John Paul on Friday said Sunday should be a day for God, not for secular diversions like entertainment and sports.
On a related note, the Pope says that too many people are spending money on their favorite sporting events, hot dogs, drinks and pay per view sporting events on Sundays – – and that is money that should be placed into the collection plate!
Does it count if the athletes thank their god when they score? Does it count if the sports fan yells “Thank you, jesus!” when their favorite sports team gives the other team a good old fashioned pounding on the field? Americans will congregate to party, pray, swear, chant, eat, drink and bond. They will wear symbolic clothes, attend public rites, recall heroic deeds, consult oracles, hand down traditions and spend — or risk — millions of dollars.
Is this not religion?