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Posted Nov 13/17 - America's New Civic Religion

America's new civic religion is big time sports and football is its central sacrament

-The Nones-

Designating those who identify with no religious tradition at all.

1.Modern sports stadiums function much like great cathedrals bringing communities together and focusing their colletive energy

2.Many children parents and grandparents would not miss a scheduled practice, much less a game or competitive event

3.Secularization does not necessarily mean the disappearance of religious faith, but merely the demotion of religious involvement and identification to a level lower than those granted to sports.

The Shared Inclinations of Sports and Religion

1.Community

2.Epic Battles

3.Ritual Dress

4.The Concept of Destiny

5.And the aforementioned ability to influence events you're not directly involved in

6.Through Prayer

7.Oblation

8.Supersitition

From the Book (Where Religion and Sports Collide and Sports Win) by Derek Beres



 


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