Rivals High - Team forfeits playoff game due to religious fast I don't see how missing a major competition helps them later in life. Making state seems like a pretty big deal. The kinda big deal that colleges look for, but missing a game because of religious reasons, from what I know, does not look good on an application.
(( I'm an atheist, I do not understand why anyone would do this, but that is just me. If you think I'm being an idiot; call me out.))
The Carbon Comrade
14th July 2004
Seems pretty stupid to me, but then I'm not one for following any Religion. Many of them seem to have silly little rules that apply too its respective followers. You've got this Jewish group that are going without food or water for a whole day (cause thats sensible), you've got some Muslims that think it a good idea to go blow themselves and others up, oh, and then we have this: http://forums.filefront.com/pub/418895-baby-starved-death-because-he-did-not-say-amen.html
And these are the people that are suppose to be sane. I would dissagree.
If you ain't Cav, you ain't...
6th October 2007
And then you've got other religious people that live perfectly normal lives.
It's all in the interpretation.
I don't see whats wrong, generally fasting is supposed to show you how lucky you are in where you are, if it means forfeiting a friendly competition then fine, I mean those kinds of things are important, but there not THAT important.
29th January 2005
As far as I'm aware when Muslims and Jews fast they tend to avoid hard physical activity so they won't hurt themselves. This is the same case here.
Nature's best screw up.
27th July 2005
They didn't play the game for safety reasons due to their fasting, it seems perfectly reasonable to me. Stratopwn3r, I'm an atheist too and I understand their reason completely.
Faktrl is Best Pony
10th September 2007
It kinda reminds me of the story of Eric Liddell.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Lord of the Peach
19th April 2004
In the real world(at least in the US), people really don't care if you have some weird(to the general population as in not Christian) religious practice that interferes with other things. If you want your holy day off and it is a work day then you are going to have to take a vacation day from your employer unless you don't want to get paid. I think this showed the kids that the world will keep going even if they can't due to religious practices.
This did turn out well though. I did not hear the team complaining about how the league did not try and work something out with the game. This could have easily turned into a court battle over the league not respecting their religious beliefs. This is why I like Jews more than other religious groups. They tend to keep their faith to themselves, and they don't complain when the rest of the world does not agree with their views.
We will rule you
17th August 2007
religon is very important to many people, but I blame the people who were scheduling the thing for not moving it a day later.
But I'm sure many of us would be raging if the team actually did play.
BadHairDẵy;5254413They didn't play the game for safety reasons due to their fasting, it seems perfectly reasonable to me. Stratopwn3r, I'm an atheist too and I understand their reason completely.
My bad, my wording was bad. I meant I did not understand why someone would not break the fast.