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Cush 04-10-2004 07:30 PM

Wash Post has a 5 page Article on Gibbs

[b]Redskins' Gibbs Keeps the Faith: Strong Christian Beliefs Provide Foundation for Super Bowl-Winning Coach [/b]

saden1 04-10-2004 08:09 PM

Well isn't that nice....There are a lot of Christians in the league who don't win. Maybe they are not Christian enough? I'm sorry but people take religion way too seriously. If Gibbs doesn't win are we going blame his faith?

I'm not saying Gibbs isn't going to win but one must admit that it is a possibility.

Skins fan 44 04-12-2004 10:48 AM

Good article. Thought I would read about a page or 2 of it I ended up reading the whole thing. God Bless Joe Gibbs. God Bless The Redskins.

larry c 04-12-2004 11:10 AM

yes that's correct God bless our coach and team!! A lot of people don't understand who Our Lord really is ! I allways believe that if it is important to his people it is important to him he is a Loving God ! And he is the main reason for our Redskins to really start winning again! The Redskins will not only start winning but more so bring Glory to Jesus!!

MTK 04-12-2004 11:55 AM

Something tells me the Lord probably has more important matters to tend to than the Washington Redskins.

cpayne5 04-12-2004 01:40 PM

[QUOTE=saden1]...people take religion way too seriously.[/QUOTE]

LOL. Think about that statement.

RedskinRat 04-12-2004 01:49 PM

I'm happy that people find comfort in whatever they choose, however I'd like to see a seperation of Church and Sports.

As Matt mentioned, a deity should have more pressing issues than a points spread or a sack total. Now if I were God.......

Sammy Baugh Fan 04-12-2004 01:50 PM

I love God and Jesus and I think it is great for any Coach and or person to lean on the Lord but I don't find any thing in the Bible that says He'll pick sides in a football game or help one guy over the next.

Do good things happen to Joe Gibbs because of his faith? I would think maybe some do but would still suggest he take a great set of Game Plans along with his Bible when heading to FED/EX Field.

Keep the faith Joe!

peace and prayers

BrudLee 04-12-2004 01:54 PM

I think that faith allows a player/coach/fan to better handle the highs and lows of sports. As to whether God takes a side in sports, of course he does. Against the Cubs.

offiss 04-12-2004 03:51 PM

God live's in a man'a heart not a football field, the fact that football is played on a sunday, and detract's the focus and worship of god, you can rest assured GOD is no lover of football, or anything else for that matter that's done on sunday [THE LORD'S DAY], that take's away from the focus and worship of the lord.

SKINSnCANES 04-12-2004 03:56 PM

Two things. One, God cant afford tickets to Fed EX field, and even if he could hes got a 20 year wait to get the seats he wants...

Second, didnt you know that whatever player prays the most gets what he wants. How else would God decide. Like in baseball, the batter is praying for a hit and the pitcher for a strikeout. Both praying ot the same God, so whos he going to chose?

On a more serious note, whatever Joe Gibbs does to bring our team together and pump up morale is ok by me. Im sure not all of the players share his faith but all are willing to have team spirit(no pun intended).

SmootSmack 04-12-2004 05:33 PM

[QUOTE=RedskinRat]I'm happy that people find comfort in whatever they choose, however I'd like to see a seperation of Church and Sports.

As Matt mentioned, a deity should have more pressing issues than a points spread or a sack total. Now if I were God.......[/QUOTE]

Do you guys remember Kurt Warner's magical year with the Rams when he stepped in for Trent Green. All the story lines were about him being a God-fearing, Arena playing, former stock boy turned NFL QB. It was interesting to hear other teams' reaction to the media coverage of Warner. Their biggest complaint was that it gave the impression that God was on Warner's side but more importantly against everyone else.

All this rambling is just to say I agree with Rat, it's one thing to find comfort in your beliefs but to imply there are favorites and that God is adamantly entrenched in helping certain teams above others seems a bit much

saden1 04-12-2004 06:48 PM

“God bless America and no one else.”


joecrisp 04-12-2004 10:08 PM

I really don't see how this article promotes the idea that God favors any particular team simply because a coach or a player happens to be very religious or evangelical.

It seems the idea behind this article was simply to explore a side of Joe Gibbs that maybe some Redskins fans weren't aware of. Gibbs is an immortal figure in Washington because of his legendary history with the Redskins, but many fans know very little about Joe Gibbs the person. So it makes sense that the media would want to shed a little more light on what is clearly a huge aspect of Joe Gibbs' personality and life beyond football.

It's also no coincidence that the article was published Easter weekend. Many readers are obviously in a spiritual or religious mood at this time of year, so the media's human interest stories are certainly going to take a more ethereal tone. What more appropriate subject to write about for the Easter Weekend editions of Washington's most visible newspaper than the Christian journey of one of Washington's most celebrated figures?

I don't think the writer of this article nor Joe Gibbs himself would ever make the assertion that simply being a devout Christian (or being "[i]more[/i] Christian" than others) makes one successful in and of itself, or makes one more deserving of reward. As much as he is known for his devotion to Christianity, Joe Gibbs is defined by the genuine humility he exhibits in all that he says and he does. Such humility always speaks to the high esteem in which he holds his peers, and above all else, the sense that he will always have to work that much harder to make himself worthy of competing on their level.

Joe Gibbs' Christian principles do not operate on the assumption that he is good-- they are predicated on the idea that he is [i]not good enough[/i].

And that's why he's better than most.

BrudLee 04-12-2004 10:46 PM

Joe, you just blew my mind.

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