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The Complexities of Tebowing

While Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Tim Tebow, has drawn increasingly sharp criticism, satirical imitation, and downright scorn for his public displays of faith, as well as the emergent movement  he has inspired (note the picture of a young women “Tebowing” beside … Continue reading

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Soccer and Revolution

Since we recently had a post by Deane on the idea that sports can serve as the “opium of the masses“—prompted in part by a quote from Terry Eagleton’s 2007 volume The Meaning of Life—I was intrigued when I saw … Continue reading

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Religion, Sport, Opium and the Wealth Gap

First, reread the classic statement, but note in particular its deeply sympathetic tone: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract … Continue reading

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