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.
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.
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.
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.