Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kurt Warner - friends, family, teammates, going to hell

The Super Bowl is over. The Steelers won. The Arizona quarterback, Kurt Warner, appears to be a nice person and is certainly a fine athlete and overall he played a good game, if not quite good enough.

The problem is his religion.

Warner, as you may or may not know, is a fundamentalist Christian who believes that any person who is not "born again" [as he defines "born again"] is going to spend eternity in hell. In this video, he speaks of his deep concern for friends, family members and teammates who have not accepted Jesus in their heart - Warner is convinced they are going to burn forever in hell.

It's an interesting, if brief, commentary on christianist religion.

(I borrowed this video from Dan Florien at Unreasonable Faith. Thanks, Dan!)

19 comments:

Tommy Korioth said...

You know Warner asked Hashem if he could win the big game. I imagine he's blaming his teammates for not having enough faith. Sad. I feel terrible that Kurt doesn't believe enough not to go to H-E-double hockey sticks.

Anonymous said...

I'm not into the born again thing myself, but you really need to get a life.

Jacob said...

Hey, that's great. You're not born again and you've got a life? Wow!

Let us spray!

Anonymous said...

So Ghandi is burning in hell? Poor Ghandi.

godsmacked said...

I wonder why the invisible magic cloud being didn't take the opportunity to grab one of those last minute Super Bowl commercial spots and explain why we should all be worshipping him all the time, in order to help him overcome his self-doubt issues. "Bow before me, your gentle, loving and forgiving god, and worship me every day . . . or I shall cast you into the pit of hell where you will spend eternity in excruciating pain and unrelenting misery."

Anonymous said...

Hey Kurt,
Did Jesus tell you to throw that ball into quadruple coverage at the end of the first half? And where were you and the rest of the Cardinals while this big lug of a lineman took the ball 100 yards down field for the TD? Next time, don't throw the pick, or PRAY that the guy drops the ball or trips or something.

Anonymous said...

I was going to suggest that Jesus must not love Kurt as much as he did in those last two Stupid Bowls, but I see (above) that Kurt can blame it on the lack of faith of his team mates.

When a guy says, "First I'd like to thank my lord and savior, Jesus Christ," after winning a Superbowl, does that mean Jesus hates the opponents.

What morons. No wonder they had to get born "again," since they apparently blew it the first time.

Anonymous said...

CREEPY,

As a former fundamentalist who used to believe everything that Kurt Warner said in this video, I wonder if he could ever see the irony in his words as they relate to his own beliefs.

TampaZeke

Anonymous said...

Until some people hit him over the head? That explains a lot.

Anonymous said...

This Kurt Warner guy is a douchsack. He will be spending eternity in his coffin, if they ever find his remains!

Anonymous said...

there probably is no god nw stop worrying about it and enjoy life!

Anonymous said...

It's a state of consciousness, Kurt, not a physical location such as the mythical hell, or heaven.

Closer to you than breathing, nearer than hands and feet. That's the spiritual, clear and free of being a "bad" or "good" person based on what building you choose or choose not to frequent.

It's an inside job, until you can simply learn to love sans the judgment, based on the rule of only being a rightous person IF they embrace the exact idealogy that you do, well, my friend, you are a lost soul. Oh, and excuse the long sentence. It's not a run-on if you use commas.

Lighten up, sayeth I. God loves it when we smile and enjoy this beautiful creation we all call life.

Time to get back to the garden....The Book of Genesis.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I live in a part of WV where maybe 70% of the population holds the same beliefs as Kurt Warner. Why would people want to waste the only life God has given them in churches that, for all intents and purposes, are no different than the cults who used to throw virgins into the volcano to appease the gods? For Christ's sake people, God is a lot more mature than that. God is not a person and does not have to be constantly mollified like some kind of supernatural George Bush.

neanderthal grog said...

He needs to become a Scientologist, so he can be certain like Cruise and "know all about this stuff!"

Anonymous said...

And we pray to our Lord
Who we know is American
He reigns from on high
He speaks to us through middlemen
And he shepherds his flock
We sing out and we praise His name
He supports us in war
He presides over football games
And the right will prevail
All our troubles shall be resolved
We have faith in the Lord
Unless there's money or sex involved

-The Eagles

Bob Poris said...

All these comments on the words of a few college football players seem silly to me. I have no problem with their believing whatever they want to believe. I merely want them to keep it to themselves and Jesus. Those that do not believe as they do will not change because of their actions. We cannot know what kind of people these players are simply because they tell us they think Jesus is watching over them to the exclusion of the other team or even their fellow teammates, some of whom could be Jews, Muslims, atheists etc. Let each give whatever they want to, for their skills. A humanist would say their skills had to do with hard work and natural ability. At any rate it is none of my business and I do not care what they believe. I will continue to judge people by their actions. I suspect that any god will do the same.

Anonymous said...

In response to - When a guy says, "First I'd like to thank my lord and savior, Jesus Christ," after winning a Superbowl, does that mean Jesus hates the opponents.

Yes of course Jesus hates losers and the Lord shalt bringeth riots and fires to thier stadiums and the surrounding areas.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the OP's statement is that "Born Again" are not Kurt's words. Those are the words of Jesus as read in the New Testament.

Those of you who don't like it really have to take it up with God Himself.

Anonymous said...

And again, this stuff was all written by the most superstitious people that didn't understand how anything worked. Why should I put any credence into something a bronze age desert dweller wrote down.

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