Then, today, I read the latest Shepherd Press newsletter which quoted sports writer Greg Doyle as saying this:
"And I'm not complaining about the ad because it's anti-abortion and I'm not. I'm complaining about the ad because it's pro-politics. And I'm not. Not on Super Sunday. If you're a sports fan, and I am, that's the holiest day of the year. That's a day for five hours of football pregame shows and four hours of football game and three hours of postgame football analysis. That's a day for football addicts to gorge themselves to the gills on football.
It's not a day to discuss abortion. For it, against it, I don't care what you are. On Super Sunday, I don't care what I am. Feb. 7 is simply not the day to have that discussion."
Wow! Someone will say he is intentionally exaggerating. However, notice that this event is supposed to nullify for the moment any other weighty matters. In other words it is sacred. Revealing.
We are always a religious people. The only question is, "Who are the gods?"