Turn the other cheek?

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Turn the other cheek?

Post by El-Moldo » January 20th, 2020, 2:59 pm

After the St. Francis victory over Sacred Heart ended in Loretto on Saturday, a fight broke out while teams were shaking hands. Several skirmishes were witnessed as players and coaches had to separate the participants. Since both are schools with religious affiliations, isn't the standard of "turn the other cheek" still being preached? I know that over the years, religions have changed their philosophies on certain religious matters (such a gay marriage, etc). But shouldn't the "turn the other cheek" teaching still be stressed and in vogue, especially in schools with religious standards.

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by Crimson's Ghost » January 20th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Do schools without religious affiliations preach combative resolutions? Just curious.

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Post by El-Moldo » January 20th, 2020, 6:52 pm

I'm not sure if secular schools mention anything biblical to their players. But you would think that players affiliated with religious institutions have some biblical values instilled into their attitudes on the playing courts and fields. I mean if they are allowed pray prior to the games in the locker room, those players should be aware of how to act should situations get out of hand during and after games. I would expect players at schools like Notre Dame, Boston College, TCU, SMU, St. Johns, etc to act accordingly. At WVU, it might be every man for himself for all I know. Just wondering.

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by Crimson's Ghost » January 21st, 2020, 8:47 am

I was just wondering as well.

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by Tussey Mt. fan » January 21st, 2020, 11:07 am

God’s word has never changed. It’s the same today as it was 2,000 years ago and will be the same forever. So if a “religious institution” and I use that term lightly, has changed their philosophy about “gay marriage “ are they actually following the word of God or are they simply labeled a “religious institution”.


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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by Colonel Mustard » January 21st, 2020, 7:15 pm

Kids are kids, whether they wear khakis or gym shorts to school, sometimes they do dumb things. But even I'm surprised at some of the things I have seen and heard from our local Catholic schools this year. Kids spitting at other kids in the handshake line, kids mocking and laughing at a special needs kid singing the national anthem, multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties each game for taunting, late hits, etc...

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by 12HankQB » February 11th, 2020, 8:02 am

Moldy, in case you missed it, Penn State basketball is now ranked 13th...just an fyi
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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by El-Moldo » February 11th, 2020, 8:28 pm

Not sure what that has to do with "turning the other cheek" (unless Mike Watkins punched someone lately), but yes I saw that. How bad is the Big Ten this year?

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by Crimson's Ghost » February 11th, 2020, 8:30 pm

It's going to be like a 10-bid league, so apparently pretty good.

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Re: Turn the other cheek?

Post by El-Moldo » February 11th, 2020, 9:11 pm

Presently, only 2 teams in the AP top 20. PSU at 13 and Maryland #9. Sounds pretty bad.

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