Good catch on the X-Men.
I still disagree with you on Skywalker.
Thanks for pointing those out. I'll put some interns on cleaning those up after we put these next two issues to bed in the same week.
Please tell me more about the live music section errors. We'd certainly like to correct any errors we've made. For your information, many of these listings are ongoing and/or submitted by the bands and clubs themselves, and as you may have guessed, we are unable to contact each venue every week to confirm information.
Feel free to add.
For those thinking I made a leap of faith regarding the Clemson football team's belief that God is on their side — or that they can do things to curry the Lord's favor — I ask you to revisit this quote from Wolverton's piece:
"Dozens of other players also display signs of faith. Many wear orange and purple wristbands inscribed with Bible verses, which one player's parents bought for the whole team. Others have biblical references on their Twitter bios. 'Don't follow me, follow Jesus," says the page of one Clemson recruit.
Game days are awash in religious ritual. Players mark their faces with crosses, write inspirational messages on their wrist tape ('Blessed'), and kneel together in groups to pray."
At the very least, these players adorn their bodies in Xian iconography and Biblical passages for good luck or they actually believe that these symbols and rituals prove their devotion to the Lord and, as such, the team's faith should be reciprocated into a victory.
Particularly telling is this statement from former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden on the matter (http://tommybowden.com/clemson-vs-georgia-…
"Most of the college football world watched the exciting, down to the wire, Clemson vs Georgia football game on TV Saturday night. Many Christian sports enthusiasts know that the two Head Coaches are professing Christians that are not ashamed to take a stand publicly. Both of these men will speak at various faith based events during the off season. This leads me to the question that people ask all the time, 'Does God care about football games and how does he pick which Christian coach should win?'"
That question that Bowden is asked is particularly telling: "Does God care about football games and how does he pick which Christian coach should win?" The implication here, at least among the Christians who have asked Bowden this question, is that God will regularly grant a victory to a Christian coach over a non-believer simply bc the coach is a Christian.
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