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Old 04-12-2019, 03:49 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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Didn't the article say one of the biggest sponsors pulled out because they didn't want their brand attached to that? He was fired because he crapped where he ate.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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But (for me, at least) that this fellow was a sportsman isn't really the issue. It is the extent to which telling people they are going to hell becomes 'hate -speech'. I don't doubt that this would never have been noticed if he wasn't a high -profile sportsman, but he is (or was ) and thus an Example being made is quite handy for us goddless bastards; a Precedent. This can be done and has been done.
Fair enough, and as you point out later in this post, Rugby teams may be too big/powerful to fail, not so individuals. But I can't help thinking that focusing down on a professional sports players bad behavior while not citing some of the ills of professional sports on a grander scale is not an example of not seeing the Forest as a result of concentrating on the trees. Or single tree in this instance.

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Ever attended a professional sporting event?
Believe it or not, no.
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Or bought an album? ('a bunch of guys yelling and banging on instruments', to channel your spin)
Yes, bought vinyl albums as a teenager, but not many.

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Or watched a movie or TV show? ('a bunch of people standing around in front of cameras playing pretend')
Yes, but I gave up paying anything for TV years ago, and now watch movies on my DVD player by taking them out of my local library for free. Although I did go to movies as a kid and young man, but that was many moons ago.

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Then you've contributed your share of dollars to the massive mounds of cash on which these people sit.
I would say only a very small share, not nearly as much as others, at least based on friends and acquaintances, measuring how much they pay for TV service, go to the movies, sporting events, etc.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Didn't the article say one of the biggest sponsors pulled out because they didn't want their brand attached to that? He was fired because he crapped where he ate.
Yeah, “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters” buy tickets.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:18 AM
 
Location: NSW
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Good riddance to bad rubbish - I will be able to watch Waratahs and Wallabies games again.

I'm not interested in people, that use their fame to make the world a nastier, crappier place.



Rugby fans are far too civilised for this sort of carry on.
People can choose who they follow on social media as well, they don't have to read it.
And yes, was going to point out that those other fans were soccer fans as well.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: NSW
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There may be a glimmer of hope here:

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/legal-lo...012204047.html

Lets just hope sanity prevails.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:26 AM
 
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So freedom of religion trumps everything? In that case, 9/11 was morally justified.

:: snip :::.
But what does 9/11 got anything to do with religion?
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Where is the proof that he was fired bc it was specifically from the Bible?
Just saying those things, period, can get you fired.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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But what does 9/11 got anything to do with religion?
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Where is the proof that he was fired bc it was specifically from the Bible?
Just saying those things, period, can get you fired.
Perfect timing.

Apologists for religion can deny that a bad has anything to do with religion (like 9/11) when it actually does, but claim that it is all about attacking religion, when it really isn't, though the source of the detestation is Biblical.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:19 AM
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Location: Germany
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But what does 9/11 got anything to do with religion?
It was part of Osama bin Laden's holy war.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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But what does 9/11 got anything to do with religion?
The spread of their fundamentalist Islam was one of the Terrorist's goals.
They thought their attack might provoke a Holy War between Zionists/Christians/Jews and Muslims.
Instead, it merely excused a GREATER POWER to take advantage of confusion and emotion.
They wanted sex in heaven, but not homosexual sex in heaven.
And no rich Christians and rich Atheists as overlords of them Muslims.
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