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  1. oldrover

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    I love how so many of the players' tweets will quote scripture and reference humility and thanks to God and Christ. And while Brady is more circumspect in discussing his faith, he and Gisele are very committed Catholics. Belichick has to feel that influence (or should I say "Influence") is a huge positive on the team both personally and professionally, or he wouldn't keep drafting and acquiring players who unabashedly walk that walk.
     
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    I believe in one thing: The separation of Church and Football.

    Go elsewhere with this nonsense.
     
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    I'm not super religious but many players are, Slater is very religious among others
     
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    Yeah Austin Collie is also a Moron.
     
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    I don't think the number of religious (or even spiritual) players on the Patriots is higher than other teams on average. Football locker rooms are typically like that, and considering the high percentage of the normal US population that has some kind of similar belief, the fact that a number of players on a 53 man roster are confident about their belief shouldn't surprise anyone. Nor is it out of the ordinary.
     
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    I to love seeing when players praise God/Christ. They've been blessed and want the world to know their grateful. I'd say there are many players around the whole league that are big time followers of God/Christ not just Patriot players......unfortunately most of the media chooses not to show that side of the players to much.

    If you feel a relationship w/ God shouldn't be portrayed while playing football I respect that opinion but I'd be lying if I didn't say that I always get a smile whenever a player starts his interview with "first and foremost I want to thank GOD"
     
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    Maybe we can sign Ray Lewis -- he was very religious
     
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    oldrover Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    And it seems logical that Tebow was signed at least partly because of that influence. Kraft respected his faith, as he said in an interview.

    FYI, I didn't mean to say that NE is any more or less than other teams... just that I'm glad to see the faith represented there the way it is.
     
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    What does Brady have to be thankful for? Its not like he was blessed with good looks, awesome athleticism, a model wife, a lot of $$...

    Wait a minute....

    Question - If Brady said he was atheist would you respect him less?
     
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    Sundays for my family are Church, then Patriots football.
     
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    Same for me QB12(my friend). Only thing I would add is 49ers at least for me. As me and my family look forward to Patriots and 49ers football after Church. Brady went to Catholic school in his youth and holds his faith close to him even though he isn't the most outspoken about it. Brady and his family are devout Catholics.

    Anyways it is great to see these players give praise to God. God Bless them!
     
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    This forum is for Patriots football. I would imagine there is another forum, maybe even somewhere else on this site, for religious discussion.
     
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    How on earth do you claim to speak for Tom Brady's faith or lack thereof?
     
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    I am sure Hernandez was a believer and spoke about god too, I will just leave it at that, no disrespect to religious folks but it has zero to do with the game. Talking like Lewis is cool but I rather they play like him.
     
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    If Pat Tillman were alive and young and willing to play for short money, I'm sure Belichick would have welcomed him to the team no matter what.
     
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    He's not speaking for Brady... he's stating the obvious. Raised Catholic, went to Catholic school, married in the Catholic Church to another devout Catholic, went to meet the POPE for goodness sake, doesn't wear his faith on his sleeve, but certainly shows it through his actions with his wife and children and others in general (well, except when he's swearing at the rooks for another blown route assignment LOL).

    That's all pretty self-evident, wouldn't you say?
     
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    Not really. Lots of people go to Catholic schools and are married in a church and aren't especially religious. And why are you assuming she's a "devout Catholic"? Did she say that or are you assuming it because it fits the story you want to believe?

    And lots of people show nice things through their actions but aren't religious at all either.
     
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    I'm not a remotely religious person, and have various points of contention with organized religion that ultimately have nothing to do with religion itself. But I was raised a Catholic, and believe most religions, on the level of the individual, can be very instrumental in developing one's morality, accountability, and discipline, especially when one's home life while growing up is compromised. In terms of ideology, well, Jesus is just alright with me.

    Just look at Kenbrell Thompkins' self-admitted transformation of his life. For him, religion has had a wonderful impact.
     
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    Some claim to be religious/part of a religion and some have a relationship w/ God.........there's a big difference I assure you.

    True Christians are called to be leaders, humble, intelligent, peace-makers, respectful. I don't know about you but if I'm a coach I want my players to have those attributes
     
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    Okay, take out the 'devout'. Just go on the facts for Brady.

    Facts: Brady raised Catholic, attended Catholic school, seriously dated two women both of whom are Catholic, married the second in a Catholic Church, baptized their son in the Catholic Church.

    And you're saying this is evidence the Catholic faith means nothing to him? Oooooo-kay.
     
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