- 26 october 2004 -

#80 Is Supposed To Be Sacred Ii

an addendum to the previous post. someone said:
the hawks lost a part of their soul...by letting him wear #80. largent is the franchises greatest player... exemplifying heart, pride and professionalism. and they unretire his number?...we are now officially soulless in seattle.

that pretty much sums up what i think about it...

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- 21 october 2004 -

#80 Is Supposed To Be Sacred

this entry is about football and more specifically my team, the seattle seahawks. it seems very odd to me, that something such as football, which in the grand scheme is so insignificant, can conjure up these kinds of emotions. but it does. after considering it for awhile i think that it really isn't ultimately about football at all but rather what is attached to it for me. you see, i basically grew up in the kingdome watching the seahawks with my dad. going to all those games with my dad just seems to have made a bond with this team.

it seems the seahawks have aquired jerry rice. so far that's cool. but now they say he's going to wear # 80. oops. they say he's the greatest receiver of all time. not to me. that designator goes to steve largent.

i've read many opinions about this on the seahawks.net message board and have gone back and forth between thinking "oh, it's ok since largent said it was..." to "no, it's just wrong" and everything between. but, after all that, i've come to the conclusion that it just isn't right. it just feels wrong...and it literally makes me feel sick.

when i found out rice was taking largents number i was crushed. i watched every game that largent played in as far back as i can remember. his number was retired in '95. i said, his number was retired in '95. the way i've always understood it, when a number is retired, that means no one will EVER wear it again. bringing the number out of retirement cheapens the significance of it.

the last thing i found out about this is that rice was prepared to go with # 87 or # 89 and the team made the push for him to contact largent. why?

to: the seattle seahawks,
my beloved team - you've made a mistake

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- 15 october 2004 -

Degrees Of Sin

we tend to think of sin in degrees such as "murder is worse than lying"

but could it be that those we consider to be "lesser" sins such as sins of the heart or mind (which, if you get down to it, all sin starts out as a condition of the heart) are actually worse? they are so subtle, and appear not to be a big deal, or are not so noticeable. but in actuality they are killing us and we don't even realize it.

similar to the old frog in the frying pan...

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- 14 october 2004 -

What Is Truth?

what is truth?
we do not determine truth...
truth is not relative...
truth is true whether we believe it or not...
it is true because it is...

who is God?
we do not determine who God is...
God is not relative...
God is God whether we believe it or not...
He is God because He is...

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