Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention God!

The day after Clemson’s victory over Alabama for the national championship I turned on a national sports radio station to hear commentators disparaging Dabo Swinney and several of his players because they gave credit to God. They had no right to mention God. God had nothing to do with their victory. It was also mentioned that this took place in the South, implying that the South was inferior because we are religious. To cap it off one of the critics called from Myrtle Beach.
This bugs me because we have a right to believe and express our faith in God, to give him credit. Dabo did not attempt to impose his faith on anyone only gave glory to God. After all who gifted his players with such talent? Who gifted he and his coaches with the ability to coach?
We live in a country that has been blessed greatly by God. We would not be the country we are today if God has not blessed us throughout our history. Freedom of religion has long been a bedrock of our society. You have the right not to believe in God but we have the right to believe and express our belief. The South is not inferior because so many of its people believe in God.
Take a good look at all the problems in our society, crime, violence, the drug epidemic, the huge number of STD’s. Are we better off without God?
Take a good look at the North. Look at the murder rate for Chicago where it is probable more Americans will die than in the wars we are engaged in at this time.
Take a look at the economic and political challenges we face, Russian nationalism, the threat of China, North Korea and terrorism. Can we make it without the God whose mere name is offensive.
I am proud to live in the “inferior South”, proud to be a Christian and proud to believe in God.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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