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Blood pours from a nose splashed across a face
Three broken ribs and a shattered hand
Jaw misaligned and a few teeth loose
I guess God preferred the other man

A fumble, an interception and a TD taken back
The fans moved to sighs from screams
A losing record no playoff hopes
I guess God pulled for the other team

A flyball dropped, a putt not sunk,
A dazzling dunk gone awry
A puck that rattles off the post
I guess God supports the other guy

Why do winners always thank God
But losers themselves take the blame
If it was God who decided the victor
Wasn't the vanquished just as ordainned

Just once I'd like to hear someone say it
"It was Jesus that made me fall short
I'd have had the whole game in my pocket
But Jehovah just isn't a sport

"Yes I'm bloodied and battered and beaten
Because God turned a blind eye to me
and said, 'Son you're going to be savaged
Because providence dictates you see"

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The following comments are for "God in a Zero Sum"
by CyanideEyes

@ CyanideEyes
Every sports fan needs to read this. And it's something I've often wondered myself, but never put into words.

WHY do the victors thank God, but the losers blame themselves? Sometimes, our losses are the ones that teach us greater lessons, and perhaps, sometimes, the powers that be make us lose just to learn?

Growth without suffering is not possible.


( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: May 16, 2009 )

Going to be savaged
I agree with Brother OchaniLele. Sometimes you learn more by losing. I think a lot of people wonder about this phenomenon of two teams in two separate locker rooms praying to heaven for success. Does God like one team better than the other?! Well done by you here in poetic form. I like the way you sum things up in the last four lines. "Son you're going to be savaged
Because providence dictates you see". Very cool.

( Posted by: TheTesticularPrancer [Member] On: May 24, 2009 )

Suffering is life...WAKE UP! (now be happy;-)
I both agree with Stuart and Testicular Prancer. In my belief, suffering is the nature of the world, of life in samsara (physical realm), but it is up to us to be happy...that comes from within, not from without and not by divine intervention in a G-d on mountain comes from deep within our inner mind, our ONE mine that we all share to see the physicality for what it is and is not, and see beyond ourselves. Be happy, no matter;-)

And yes, sometimes the most evolved, or "enlightened" among us that are at that level may not appear to be...they are fools, they are losers, they are people who are not rich and so on....the ordinary mind does not see the illusion or the truth. Leave G-d out of it, know that those who suffer may be way better off than you in oh so many ways, and also know that you have the power to create your own happiness because that is something that is part of your true inner nature, of all our inner nature(inner mind/collective consciousness, etc.)...

Wake up!

Karma Karma Karma Leeeeee-na...lalala la la lala la la la da da dada;-)

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: May 24, 2009 )

And the winner is........
Have you ever heard of "survival of the fitfist?

God gives us the wherewithal to's up to us to develop it to its potential.
God doesn't take sides...he merely equips us with the essentials...what we do with them is up to us!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 24, 2009 )

Thanks Folks
Thank you all for the comments.

I pretty much agree with all of you - with one exception - though the exact flavour of our respective philosophies differ a little they are mostly of the same ingredients.

Beatrice - Check your pockets, I think you're missing a point. Though I do like "survival of the fitfist" and may use it sometime.

To those who voted I again thanks but really this is not a 10. At best this is a six and even that is questionable. I truly do appreciate the encouragement but if I begin with perfection I've no where to go.

( Posted by: CyanideEyes [Member] On: June 7, 2009 )

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