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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Matt Garza angry that Orioles’ Luke Scott used Bible to criticize him

Man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward toward the catwalks.

RHP Matt Garza didn’t really care what Orioles DH Luke Scott had to say about him. But he did not care much for how Scott did so, invoking biblical proverbs.

“To each his own interpretation; that’s what the Bible is. I’m a Christian, too; a Catholic Christian. He’s throwing something in that shouldn’t even be allowed to be brought in,” Garza said. “That’s a topic where you don’t ever bring that up. …

“My feeling is that God has a lot better things to worry about than if I’m going to throw a strike on a certain pitch. A lot of other things. I’d rather (Scott) not bring it up.”

The backstory was that going into Friday’s game, Garza said he was seeking payback for how the Orioles did in their previous meeting. After Garza led the Rays to a win, Scott admitted Garza was successful but chastised him for boasting, citing a Proverb that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Garza, though, said Scott is being somewhat hypocritical given his elaborate home run celebration that includes pointing to the sky, hugging the on-deck hitter and high-fiving multiple teammates, including a choreographed slap-fest with Felix Pie.

“It’s the same thing, where you’re showing up the other guy,” Garza said. “The game’s gone that far to where it’s acceptable. It’s just what it is.”

Repoz Posted: September 05, 2010 at 02:27 AM | 106 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. PerroX Posted: September 06, 2010 at 02:14 PM (#3634260)
It is in scientific honesty that I endorse the presentation of alternative theories for the origin of the universe, life and man in the science classroom. It would be an error to overlook the possibility that the universe was planned rather than happening by chance.

Overlooking von Braun's history as a Nazi and a committed theist, and that the above sentence presents a false dichotomy, you make a very good point. Atheism isnt the opposite of theism, but shares the same paradigmic continuum. Both demonstrate a lack of imagination. Very few scientists and mathematiciams enter that debate because of it's ultimate irrelevance. Still, very few would support teaching creationism in the classroom.

I like this quote better:

Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death.
   102. base ball chick Posted: September 07, 2010 at 03:13 AM (#3634793)
matt garza sez teh Bible is teh ickyness
and he would prefer his criticism to come out of the Hardball Times annual, that is, if luke can read stuff that good
   103. PerroX Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:12 AM (#3635724)
God or no god, the Astros have won 17 of 25.
   104. Chicago Joe Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:39 AM (#3635739)
Garza's nothing but an ultramontane douche, anyway.
   105. Chicago Joe Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:41 AM (#3635743)
In what can only be a sign from the Lord of the importance of my inchoate research, the song they performed was called "Baby Got Baptism" and was about the very same erroneous doctrine of paedobaptism (or "infant baptism") that many of the Waldenses themselves endeavored to correct -- and which, sadly, is still promulged throughout most of the world. Fred was kind enough to give to me a CD with the song that included printed lyrics -- co-written by him and Mr. Eschatology, a few verses of which I'll reproduce here (do not be put off by the unusual spelling; it is part of the hip-hop vernacular):

She got baptized but she don't know why
All she can do is coo an' cry
'Cause when a girl gets elected inna bitta haste
An' don't know His Saving Grace
She gets sprinkled
Inna shallow font
No full immersion, just a front
She's not Jesus acceptin'
Ain't nuttin' but a baby wettin'
No, gotta axe Him be your Save-ya
Your Faith professa'

Tha Bible tried to warn yall
Nevermind your Pope, who's all
"Me so holy!"
Well, forget ol' St. Austin
Council of Mela don't mean nothin'
Mark sixteen, sixteen... belief before ya get tha sheen

Ya gotta know Him
To get tha ball rollin'
Ya met, wet, then born again with no regret

I'm tired of heresies
Saying baptism's all you need
Salvation is by Grace through Faith, ya know
But baby knows zero, so

Mothers (praise!), fathers (praise!)
"Suffer them to come to Me" (hallelujah!)
But sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle don't do a thang
Baby got baptism

An excellent argument against the error of paedobaptism. I think I shall play it on Sunday during my sermon so the congregation can become jiggy to urban youth hermeneutics.

That anti-triclavian shit is dope!
   106. base ball chick Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:49 PM (#3636033)
joe

that is teh awesomeness!!!
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