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#81 pacolts56

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

I'm not a religious guy, but in Ray's religion, it talks a lot about forgiveness, deeds, and actions.

 

Maybe, just maybe, whatever Ray did that night sparked in him the man we see before us today. Maybe a guilt resides in him over his actions that day, and because of that, he has since lived a clean life devoted to those around him. It is possible that if those events did not transpire the way they did, we would not have the Ray Lewis we have today, the humble servant, the legendary teammate. Because of him, many people's lives have been affected in such a positive way. We can all take lessons from Ray Lewis; that we are not perfect, and that our lives are wrought with blemishes and sin, but every day we can serve others, lead others, and hopefully make a difference in the world.

 

And I thank him for that.

Those are excellent points and that's a fair sentiment....well, sort of fair.

 

Until we cross out Ray Lewis' name in your description and insert Tim Tebow's...as Tebow would fit your description perfectly, other than the bar-stabbing, that is....allegedly.

 

Let's face it...we'd have to stretch the imagination pretty far just to see Tim Tebow stab a cocktail frank with a toothpick inside a bar, let alone stab a bar patron with a knife outside of one....allegedly.

 

But its strange how a good number of football fans are as sickened by Tebow's squeaky-clean image...earned thru many of the same good works you noted Lewis for....as others are by Ray Lewis and the alleged goings-on in his life.

 

None of this is a slam against your post by the way....but it just brings an interesting contrast in how these two different guys of a common faith are viewed. Ultimately.....its all about football and the microscope of it all is crazy.

 

Neither of them are perfect....and they're a world different from each other....but similar in one regard.

 

Both of them could probably use a break from us imperfect, screwy fans.


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#82 Superman

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

Reading this thread makes me soooo happy that criminal trials are not based on public opinion. How easy it is to sit behind a computer screen and determine that someone committed a crime! It's a lot harder to convict someone in a court of law.


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#83 braveheartcolt

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Reading this thread makes me soooo happy that criminal trials are not based on public opinion. How easy it is to sit behind a computer screen and determine that someone committed a crime! It's a lot harder to convict someone in a court of law.

 

Totally agree, although the same can be said in reverse, it is easy to worship a sportsman and forget the possible illegal or at at least immoral deeds that severely affected another man's family.

 

I'm not picking sides btw, as I don't even know the story and I'm not intrested in finding out.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Totally agree, although the same can be said in reverse, it is easy to worship a sportsman and forget the possible illegal or at at least immoral deeds that severely affected another man's family.

 

I'm not picking sides btw, as I don't even know the story and I'm not intrested in finding out.

 

Sure, but who is determining whether the individual is guilty of said illegal or immoral deeds?

 

The idol worship is overboard, to be sure, but that's a horse of a different color.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

People who are posting to this thread need to show a little restraint.

Several posts have been removed or edited........including those that quoted a post that was removed or edited.

 

Please, do not take personal shots or make inflammatory statements.  Do not engage in personal arguments on the boards  

 

This is a volatile subject and if we have to clean this thread again, we'll just close it.

 

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#86 Smonroe

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I'm not a religious guy, but in Ray's religion, it talks a lot about forgiveness, deeds, and actions.

 

Maybe, just maybe, whatever Ray did that night sparked in him the man we see before us today. Maybe a guilt resides in him over his actions that day, and because of that, he has since lived a clean life devoted to those around him. It is possible that if those events did not transpire the way they did, we would not have the Ray Lewis we have today, the humble servant, the legendary teammate. Because of him, many people's lives have been affected in such a positive way. We can all take lessons from Ray Lewis; that we are not perfect, and that our lives are wrought with blemishes and sin, but every day we can serve others, lead others, and hopefully make a difference in the world.

 

And I thank him for that.

 

I didn't mean to start this thread to incite anything.  I was just stating my opinion about the media's hypocracy when it comes to Lewis.  I believe I only stated the facts, yet even in this forum I was judged "disgusting" for even bringing it up.

 

I agree, the man has done a lot for others.  But it also needs to be pointed out that he didn't do anything to help the police solve the case of the two men murdered.  In fact he was prosecuted for obstructing their investigation.  Apparently, he chooses not to be the good citizen in that case.

 

If you were related to either of those men, would it satisfy you that Ray has helped so many people, yet their murder goes unsolved?  I guess the media and the NFL think it's okay.








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