Here's a new point of view to start a discussion? Why do people have such a problem with a privately funded chaplain for a football team that would affect a select few football players, but no one cares to discuss why we are fully funding an atheist professor who wants to push his atheist views across an entire University?
Increasingly, Football's Playbooks Call for Prayer - New York Times
He has one supporter with a different perspective: Musa Smith, a rookie running back for the N.F.L. Baltimore Ravens, who played at Georgia. Smith was reared a Muslim and did not attend chapel services with his teammates. When he did pray with them, he stuck to his own prayers. Mr. Smith said he was inspired by the example set by Mr. Richt.
"At the end of the day, it was about strengthening your spiritual foundations and to walk in a righteous way in whatever you believe," Mr. Smith said. "It reminded me of my fundamentals and made me a better person."
What the!? A Muslim who accepted a christian chaplain and didn't feel ostrasized or pressured and came out with a positive outlook on the situation and feeling better about himself!?
Here's a new point of view to start a discussion? Why do people have such a problem with a privately funded chaplain for a football team that would affect a select few football players, but no one cares to discuss why we are fully funding an atheist professor who wants to push his atheist views across an entire University?"
Thank you...great point...I wonder if the petition was "penned" on ISU stationary...from his office.
Exactly. And to go along with this thought, nobody's opinion on this message board is going to change what happens with this issue. Pollard is not going to say, "Gee, so and so on Cyclone Fanatic brings up a good point on his post, maybe I should do x instead of y." Nobody's opinion is going to change someone else's opinion on this board. We've all made it blatently clear the past week or so and a hundred threads later that we're stubborn. Hows about we drop this issue? Let Pollard, Chizik, and the ISU staff do their jobs. Have a little faith that the leaders of our beloved school know what they're doing and that they'll do it the right way. We've not been given any reasons to doubt their abilities to do a good job.
Some are concerned that hiring a Chaplain will make some players uncomfortable. I doubt Chizik would create an atmosphere that may lower team morale or negatively effect recruiting.
"These are not only interesting questions, but they are serious and deserve answer. Seriously, do you believe a regents institution should give a christian recruiting outfit carte blanc access to student-athletes without any type of accountability or supervision?"
Now this is just a guess, because I do not know, but.....my guess is the Chaplian will be supervised by GC, JP, and his employer the FCA. Not being disrepsectfull....but if people are worried about that then maybe e-mailing JP would be the place to get those answers. Me....I guess I really don't care if he has an office or whatever. Usually, I am on the other side of the fence on these issues, but the crusade agianst it, has put me on the side for the Chaplian. I guess I would have to agree with CloneFan65's post and I trust Chizik is putting team needs in front of his.......he has been up front about this from the start. Why would he hide things now? What has given any Clone fan any reason not to trust him.....
Originally Posted by Kyle http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...s/viewpost.gif
He's not being hired by an atheist coach and administration to guide our football players in the ways of atheism with his salary paid by an atheist promotion organization. There is no comparison"
If he was not a faculty member would his arguement carry the same weight? No.