Christians debate their role in NFL in wake of documentary on concussions


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  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    Oct. 12, 2013 7:40 p.m.

    Self-righteous blather. Violating the sabbath doesn't cause them to question participating in the NFL but concussions do?

    Last time I checked, only one of those was part of the Ten Commandments.

  • Prodicus Provo, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Somehow the "Christian worldview and ethics" didn't "demand" football, headbrick, or "something like it" for 1900 years. Somehow I think early Christian martyrs might have had a different viewpoint on the relation between modernized gladiatorial combat- which is what football seems to be becoming more like each year- and the teachings of Christ.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    I simply cannot understand how any parent would allow their child to play football after learning of the brain damage suffered by football players (even in high school). The sport should be banned. There are plenty of other competitive sports that don't cause brain damage (soccer, tennis, ...). This sport is nothing more than child sacrifice over the long term.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Oct. 11, 2013 5:17 a.m.

    Make them not wear helmets anymore. Or just the leather ones they used to do. Watch how much better tackling will get them. People will learn really quickly how to tackle the right way again.