When a small thing gets blown up into something bigger because someone in power feels the need to interject themselves.
I saw two things like that this morning. The 1st involved UCONN’s new running back coach and the comments he made in the Hartford Courant. Here is a link to the article.
Now, I’m not a religious person. I do believe that Jesus Christ existed but I don’t believe he’s the son of god. Again, I’d rather not get started on a religious tirade. I see nothing wrong with what the football coach said. That’s his beliefs and I don’t think he’s pushing any religion on anyone. In his terms, I think he’s talking about a higher power that kids need to believe and trust in. Lets not forget that he came from Notre Dame, a fairly big catholic school. UCONN is a public school and the President doesn’t want any university employee to push religion on kids. Well, I looked through their course catalog this morning and they have classes that teach about Hindu and Jewish faiths and cultures. So, the school can offer classes in other religions and cultures, but your football coach can’t bring up his? Seems strange to me. One counterpoint to that was brought up this morning that a football or athletic field isn’t an educational setting and he’s not a teacher. I couldn’t disagree with that sentiment more. I think one of the best places for any person to learn is on the sports field and from really good coaches. There is so much that they can offer in real life teachings that you can’t get from a book. UCONN hired these men to lead their football team and it’s football players. I say let them do what you hired them to do and if one of the way he gets through to his players is the teachings of the bible, then so be it. Kids are smart enough to filter out what they don’t need and to take the meaning of teachings as it applies to them.
Wanna hear something even more ridiculous? A bunch of US Senators are bashing the Golden Globes for “glamorizing” the use of cigarettes. Yep, this is exactly why we elected these guys, to bash a hollywood award show over a skit where grown-ups are smoking a fake cigarette. boy, there must be nothing else for these guys to do. That whole immigration thing is solved, the budget is balanced, gun control is figured out and the debt is erased. I mean all the big stuff must be settled for them to focus on this. C’mon guys, I am as anti-smoking as the next guy but lets use some common sense here. These are adults on a movie award show having fun and making fun of the movie industry. Lets not get all high ‘n’ mighty now Senators. Learn to pick your battles a little better. Is this really about the message it’s sending? One, how many kids are up watching and two do you think these kids are now running out today because Julia Louis Dreyfuss took a drag of a fake, water vapor cigarette. I don’t think you give kids these days enough credit. How bout you guys in Washington try to focus on the bigger issues like trying not to run our country into the ground, thanks.
OK, I’m done.